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Address: Av. Matamoros #13-A | Quintana Roo,, 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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Great people & great dives!

I have traveled to Isla Mujeres several times and I've known Carey Dive Center for four years now. I always dive with them, and I've always had great experiences. The store is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I have traveled to Isla Mujeres several times and I've known Carey Dive Center for four years now. I always dive with them, and I've always had great experiences. The store is very close to shore, so a short walk gets you on the boat, and then you are off to great dives. They like to dive in very small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Whale Shark swim was great - got up close and personal with them on 4 different times in the water. Diving with Gilberto at the Underwater Museum was wonderful. At the Atlantis Reef, he pointed out an eel, a bunch of lobster, found us a spider crab, and put on a barracuda "show"! Great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We just went on 5 dives with Carey Dive shop. We were taken to the sites we wanted to visit with only a total of 2-4 divers per 1 guide!!! We went to the sites that were a bit further away from the island than most and we even made a suggestion to do 3 dives instead of just the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I chose Carey Dive Center because of the quick and easy responses I received from Gilberto via email prior to my trip. I booked a whale shark tour, two dive certification courses, and a snorkeling trip for four. Gilberto worked around our vacation schedule to get everything in when we wanted to. You not only receive excellent customer service with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I've just come back from the Island and went scuba diving for the first time with Careys. Gilberto was fantastic, he could see that I was capable of understanding what to do and wasted no time in getting my friend and I into the water. He made us watch a video beforehand and then tested us on the boat to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I'm a novice diver and prior to arriving in Isla I had contacted the people who I was staying with (La Vida Dulce Casitas) and inquired if they knew of a reputable dive shop. They don't dive but many of their guests used Carey Dive Center. I e-mailed Gilberto for information and he responded promptly. I did two excursions. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Gilberto runs a great shop! Found this place on TA two years ago and got my OW certification. I was so pleased with the shop that I brought 3 friends with me this year- 1 certified diver, one did the open water dives for certification, and a newbie. Went on 10 dives, and they are happy to take you on... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We did four dives with Carey on a quick trip to IM. Gilberto very responsive by e-mail in terms of arranging dives and flexible on times and locations. Enjoyed diving with them.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

We were really excited to have the opportunity to snorkel with the whale sharks. But it turned out to be a a trip we wish we had passed on. It is not the fault of the Carey dive center- it is just not a fun experience. They tell you it is a 45 minute boat ride out. Not true. More... More 

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KittyMoPink, Public Relations Manager at Carey Dive Center, responded to this review

We are sorry that you didn't enjoy swimming with the whale sharks. Carey Dive Center is a scuba dive shop, but we do offer whale shark tours from 15 May until 15 September. This is a very popular tour that many people enjoy year after year. We always make sure our tours are safe and enjoyable. But of course there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I dove for a week in the summer season with Gilberto and Rudolfo at Carey in Isla. The shop is oriented toward scuba diving, unlike many of the others on the island. Boats leave from the beach about 100 yards from the shop. They are very helpful carrying and setting up gear for the guests, when boarding, between dives and... More 

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