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Dive Review of Carlo Scuba in
Mexico (Western)

June, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Dean Roskosz, AZ, United States (1 report)
Report Number 4397
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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