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Carey Dive Center

Av. Matamoros #13-A | Quintana Roo,, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
52 (998) 877 0763
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Ranked #9 of 41 activities in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Barrie, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

I'm a PADI Divemaster, down in Isla for a week of sun, sand, scuba and cerveza. I booked with Carey based on other excellent TA ratings. I'm pleased to say that the team at Carey is, if anything, better then I was hoping for! Gilberto walks that difficult line of being thoroughly safety-conscious while still easy-going. Equipment is good, and... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

before starting the course i was a bit stressed about diving, but gilbert, the owner and dive instructor was so patient and relaxed that i ended up enjoying every minute :) he was the best in reassuring me, gave me all the time i needed to adjust and when we got to the open water dives made every effort to... More

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Raleigh NC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

Gilberto, little Bert and Big Bert took care of us well. Three days of diving. One day 40 feet. A reef at 70 and then Shark Cave. Third day was wreck dive off southern Cancun. Only time I have been told to back flip into water with NO AIR IN BC, but they were right the current was that strong.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

We went to Isla Mujeres because we wanted to learn to dive. We looked around and decided spontaneously to make our PADI-Open Water Diver-Brevet at CAREY DIVE CENTER. Why we have choosen CAREY? Because Gilberto Hoil has spent a lot of time to explain us the various option we have, to become a first impression about diving. After 1 week,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

When I was planning our trip to Isla Mujeres, I narrowed it down to 3 dive companies based on other Trip Advisor reviews. I chose Carey Dive Center because of their quick response and professionalism. Gilberto and his crew were awesome! Our entire group agreed that it was a wonderful choice.

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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Carey Dive center was a great choice for my friends and I.We were three non-spanish speaking woman from the US traveling to Isla Mujeres. The staff is friendly and helpful and very professional. We had great dives with them, and Gilberto set us up for a spectacular cenote dive too. The dive master and captain could not do enough for... More

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Fort Worth, TX
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

I didn't dive with them but they set me up with a whale shark/snorkeling tour that was epic! Price: US$80.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Had an amazing time, the dive guide Gilberto was friendly and picked great dive sites , as the boats were small sometime changed them at the last minute to avoid the crowds which was great and meant we got the best experience out of our diving. Its a safe and friendly dive shop and while I only did fun dives... More

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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

I traveled with a group of friends to the island and we stayed for a week. Over the course of our stay we all became PADI certified. Gilberto and his staff were awesome to work with. My first open water dive I was getting pretty nervous, Gilberto held on to me the whole time until I felt safe. By the... More

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Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

My husband and I walked up around 10:30 am and booked a noon snorkeling trip, paying in full in advance. They showed us a map and said the trip would be around 2 hours. When no one else signed up, they decided to try to put us with a group going scuba diving on a 4 hour trip. We told... More

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