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Dive Review of Carey Dive Center in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Isla Mujeres]

Carey Dive Center: "Carey Dive Center Isla Mujeres, Mexico", Feb, 2016,

by Steven Cole, ID, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8832 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Carey Dive Center on the Island of Isla Mujeres is a small PADI dive resort owned and operated by a Mexican, Gilberto Hoil, who is fluent in Spanish and English. He has two boats and is able to accommodate small and large groups of divers. He is able to offer spear fishing off the North of the island, reef diving to the West or wreck diving to the South. Boat rides vary from 10 to 40 minutes, dependent upon the dive site. Rental equipment is available and is in good condition, as are the boats. The Carey Dive Center has two compressors to fill their tanks, nitrox is not available on the island. Should you desire to dive cennotes on the mainland, Gilberto can coordinate for you with his extensive contacts. Should you desire certification, Gilberto is a PADI Instructor. Another PADI instructor assists him during the winter months. If you are new to the sport of SCUBA or need some refresher dives, the reef off Isla Mujeres is perfect because it is 25-30 feet (10 meters) with little current and abundant sea life. Being a small operation enables Gilberto to accommodate your every need. I have dove with Gilberto for years and have never been disappointed. Sometimes the Harbormaster closes the port to small craft if the wind causes rough seas, which may happen during winter months. From June to August the Carey Dive Center offers snorkeling with the Whale Sharks that frequent the waterto the North of the island.
Websites Carey Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, California, Florida
Closest Airport Cancun International Getting There Ferry from Puerto Juarez

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas surge
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives are normally 35 to 50 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments The statues of the underwater museo offer some incredible underwater photo opportunities.
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