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Address: Av. Matamoros #13-A, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 998 877 0763
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Description: Carey Dive Center PADI Dive Resort #23814 is one of the most...
Carey Dive Center PADI Dive Resort #23814 is one of the most well-established and experienced dive shops on the island. We specialize in PADI diving courses, families, groups and private trips. We not only offer diving, but also snorkeling, fishing, whale shark tours and cenote excursions. Gilberto Pat Hoil is the PADI scuba dive instructor and owner at Carey Dive Center. He has been awarded by PADI for 20 years of outstanding service. He is one of the most experienced scuba dive instructors in Isla Mujeres.
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We arranged to bring our children aged 13 and 11 to Carey Dive Centre to do their open water referral training. we were very pleased with the professionalism but relaxed approach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We arranged to bring our children aged 13 and 11 to Carey Dive Centre to do their open water referral training. we were very pleased with the professionalism but relaxed approach that Gilberto took to the completion of their training. when one of the girls ran into problems clearing her ears it was no problem rearranging his schedule so that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went diving for a day with Carey divers. They organised two private dives for me, even though there were no other divers going out. They didn't even charge anything extra for organising this. The dives themselves were alright. Unfortunately the reefs outside of Isla Mujeres have mostly been wiped out in a hurricane about 10 years back and have not... More 

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Booked a trip with our dive club and about 30 of us were in the group. Gilberto was excellent to work with and had 3 boats to accommodate us for snorkeling with whale sharks and diving. Our crew Lopa and Jesus got us right on the whales and did a wonderful job of allowing even the people that stayed on... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Overall a great, memorable experience. We went on the whale shark snorkeling tour. If traveling from Cancun and renting a car, I suggest you just take a taxi to the ferry for Isla Mujeres. There's more than one ferry to take. It's supposed to be 15 minutes away from our hotel, and we got very lost. It took us over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Did an afternoon dive with Gilberto and one other diver. I don't know what their normal experience is, but based on my 2-tank dives, I would highly recommend him. He gages your skill quickly. He adjusts his interaction with you based on your skill level. It was clear he was very committed to safety and PADI standards, while also not... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Gilberto is open, friendly, to the point. His English is great (those Mayan roots?). We did 2 AM and one night dive with Carey. Rodolpho was our DM on all three outings. If my memory is correct, Rodolpho has 7-8 years experience as DM and a few decades of experience as a fisherman. He does a thorough predive briefing and... More 

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Orange, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I just went on an introductory dive with Carey and it was great! They are extremely experienced, safe and patient. Gilberto and Rudolfo are awesome divers and provided great service. They also brought along a recently certified master diver to run me through the basics. Could not have been a better experience with better people! If you are a master... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Full disclosure: We didn't actually dive with Carey Dive Center. It rained heavily on the exact three days that we were on Isla Mujeres to dive. Yet, we experienced firsthand the amazing service and hospitality that Gilberto offers. Shortly before our trip, we emailed Gilberto about diving and he was honest when he replied that he couldn't take any bookings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My family of 10 recently enjoyed a one week vacay to Isla Mujeres. While there, we hired Carey to organize five dives, including a night dive, a fishing trip for grouper, trigger fish and snapper and a snorkeling trip with Whale Sharks. They put us face to face with the whale sharks and our first night dive was indescribable. Gilberto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My experience with Carey Dive Center is the only place that deserves a positive review after my recent vacation to Cancun, Mexico. To begin, I contacted Carey Dive Center while I was in the United States just to get some basic background information on what I would be doing, the price, what to expect, and how to prepare, Carey Dive... More 

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