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Dive Review of Gary´s dive shop in
Mexico (Western)/San Carlos

October, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Jorge Becerra, MN, USA
Report Number 1501
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Cancún, Manzanillo
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
75   to 85    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
35   to 45    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Just regular safety practices as decomp stops, roll calling; etc.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
It was my first dive with this outfit; they have a quite a few boats but
the first thing that caugth my attention was that Gary (the owner) came out
to greet all boats, introduce the crews, give a general safety talk and see
us off.  When you see that level of commitment from an owner it is a good

I did 2 day 2 tank dives; since I was going by myself I buddied up with
people in the boat.  The diving was great; our dive master did a great job
of explaining to us the details of the currents of the Island where we were
diving (sea Lion Island) and how to "read" the body language of
sea lions so we could all have a safe and fun dive.  Gary´s boat crew
were extremely professional and helpfull; they even carried O rings in the
boat "just in case".  To top it all of they make some of the best
fish tacos for lunch I have ever had.

It would have been easier if they would have facilitated the budding up of
divers as my first day buddies were very low skilled divers.

Bottom line for my money Gary´s is a great option when diving San
Carlos, Safe, Professional and Great service.
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