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Dive Review of Carlo Scuba in
Mexico (Western)

Carlo Scuba, Jun, 2008,

by Dean Roskosz, AZ, United States ( 1 report). Report 4397.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii; Monterey, CA; San Carlos, Mexico; the lakes of Arizona.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The owner, Thierry, led the dives. The dives lasted as long as the divers' rate of air consumption would permit.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The diving around Zihuatanejo is not spectacular, but its not bad either. There was a surprising amount of hard coral at shallower depths. We were lucky to see a pair of Giant Manta Rays on one dive. It is apparently rare to see them. We encountered green turtles, a number of tropical fish, numerous small octopi, and seahorses. The owner, Thierry, is a joy. This is low-key panga diving. Thierry gives excellent briefings and has a very relaxed, pleasant attitude. He leads the dives while his captain follows from above. He caters the dives to the experience level of the divers. Thierry is very adept at finding and pointing out seahorses and other small critters.

Thierry is the grandson of the person who started Carlo Scuba. After the dives he tends to offer up some beverages on the house.

Overall I enjoyed the experience very much.
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