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Address: Main Street Km 10, San Carlos 85506, Mexico
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+52 622 226 0049

In beautiful San Carlos, Mexico, Gary's Dive Shop, established in October...

In beautiful San Carlos, Mexico, Gary's Dive Shop, established in October of 1971, was the first 100% legal, federally certificated and licensed maritime operator in San Carlos. Our twenty-nine person staff is very experienced with an average of over 12 years each with us. We have diving, fishing, snorkeling and ocean/nature tours, as well as bay and sunset cruises, dive instruction, rental and repair services. We are open every day, 365 days a year from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Gary's Dive Shop is the first and only boat operator in San Carlos and the entire state of Sonora to be certified NOM-05 and NOM-08 and to receive the coveted Federal recognition award "Distintivo M" and the state recognition award "Calidad Sonora" for safety and excellence in costumer service.

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This was a fun trip around the outer harbor that lasted about 2 hours. I was a bit leery at first in that the boat had been modified to include an upper deck, and often the added... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Silverdale, Washington
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Silverdale, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun trip around the outer harbor that lasted about 2 hours. I was a bit leery at first in that the boat had been modified to include an upper deck, and often the added weight can be a problem. However, the captain limited the load on top to avoid any problems. The water in the bay was... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour group had a morning boat ride of the area. Very interesting. Lots to see and our Captin did a great job of pointing out things to see . We got to see many dolphins and babies as they followed the boat in the bay. Water was calm that morning. Very professional. Nice trip to see the area by... More 

Thank travelbug19902016
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

This company is very professional and really know there stuff. They prepare a lunch that was really outstanding. Batter fried fish and quesadillas the rivaled some of the food you find in the local restaurants.

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Palm Springs
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Reviewed December 19, 2016

I was with a tour group. The boat was roomy and in good shape. The crew were friendly and helpful, and knowledgable. We were able to see dolphins and lots of birds. Great way to see the bay of San Carlos.

Thank josch1122
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Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Going to Gary's Dive Shop and purchasing Gary's Cambo Trip, truly was the best decision my family and I could of made while we were visiting San Carlos...Even though not all of us enjoyed everthing because some of us got sea sick we still made the best out of it...The fishing was the worst for me of course I would've... More 

Thank 91GrownYoungWoman
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have taken two snorkeling trips with Gary's Dive Shop and enjoyed both thoroughly. They are professional and very knowledgeable. We not only saw a lot of fish, we learned about local birds, fish and sea creatures. We struck up friendships with another couple on both trips. I highly recommend Gary's.

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Mesa, AZ
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Did a charter by Dive Shop Too recently. They chartered Gary's boat and crew and I was amazed! The crew was attentive, professional and always cheerful. A lot of boats expect you to put your fins on ad stagger around the deck before you splash. Not Gary's crew. You take your fins to the platform and they put them on... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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Reviewed September 6, 2016

My wife and I recently went diving in San Carlos and had an excellent time with Gary's dive shop. The crew was great, the only negative I have is the music they played on the way back that had foul language. The crew helped us in and out of the boat at the dock, into the water and prepared our... More 

Thank Ronald K
San Carlos, Mexico
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

I'm not a diver but heard good things about Gary's. I have taken the narrated nature tour a few times nd It's always been beautiful and enlightening. After seeing dolphins and whales in the wild, I will never go to a Sea World or other sea mammal jails again!

Thank Leslie S
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

There are a fair number of dive shops in San Carlos, and Gary's has been around the longest. It's a fully acredited PADI facility and they do NOT play fast and loose with safety standards. Trust me, you want this. The boats are as well maintained as most dive boats, the crew is first rate, and the instructor I shadowed... More 

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