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

Gary´s dive shop, Oct, 2004,

by Jorge Becerra, MN, USA . Report 1501.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Cancún, Manzanillo
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 75 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 35 to 45 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Just regular safety practices as decomp stops, roll calling; etc.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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 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 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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 sign!

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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