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Address: Calle Matamoros # 13-A, Isla Mujeres 77440, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 998 877 0763
08:00 - 17:00
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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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Brilliant getting our Open Water Cert. Would give six stars

Myself and my son and eldest daughter and son (14 and 12) got our PADI here over three mornings. Its a nice little basic shop and basic boat and for smaller groups so we felt safe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Houston, Texas

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Myself and my son and eldest daughter and son (14 and 12) got our PADI here over three mornings. Its a nice little basic shop and basic boat and for smaller groups so we felt safe and cared about. Gilberto was patient, responsive and great from making first contact before we arrived, to doing the course, diving at the various... More 

Thank GoCrows123
Dusseldorf, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the PADI Open Water Dive course (min. 3 days) and it was just great. I was very scared in the beginning to go under water, but Gilberto took all that fear from me. He is highly skilled, friendly caring and unexcited in what he is doing so you trust him right away. He was emphatic, without overindulging too... More 

Thank PiriOnTour
Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I upgraded my PADI Scuba Diver licence to OWD with Carey. They were helpful, sympathetic professionals, and I had great time diving with them.

Thank pietarikeskinen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My dad and I went on 6 dives (over 3 days) with Carey Dive Center on our last trip. The whole experience was fantastic. The dive center was a short and easy walk from our hotel. They also have lockers and showers so you can store your equipment in between dives which is very covenant. The shop owner Gilberto was... More 

Thank Ashley R
Cresco, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

It's been about 7 months since we went scuba diving with the Carey Dive Center, so I am a little late on writing a review! I booked a beginner scuba diving adventure with these guys off of a recommendation from a good friend who has gone scuba diving with them for many many years. The team at Carey is beyond... More 

Thank catherinereilly92
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I am an AOW and chose Carey following reviews on TA and also because the shop is located just a 3' (beach) walk from our hotel, Aluxes Privilege. * Owner - GILBERTO, probably one of the most chillaxed guys on the whole island. - Permanently monitors local weather conditions, adapting dive planning accordingly. * Dives Had four 2-tank morning dives... More 

Thank Peter W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband and I dove with Hilberto from Carey Dive Center on our honeymoon in April earlier this year. Hilberto was an excellent dive master, we felt safe and had lots of fun. The rest of the staff at the shop were also extremely friendly, they felt like old friends. Hopped on the boat at the beach which was just... More 

Thank beachgirl3040
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

1. From the first email communication, the shop was responsive, clearly understood my questions, and answered them thoughtfully. 2. When I arrived, the staff immediately made me feel comfortable and welcome. 3. When I was the only person going diving one day, the team took me on a special trip and made me a delicious seafood lunch afterwards. 4. The... More 

Thank Annofchelsea
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

With a visit to Isla Muejeres to dive over an extended weekend, I choose Carey Dive Center for how close the shop was to my resort (2 blocks) and the flexibility of diving. Through email, I was able to arrange most of my diving and a whale shark excursion with or through Gilberto's shop. He arranged an Cenotes trip with... More 

Thank sarah999999999
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends would suggest this dive centre! They were so nice to us! Best tour ever. Saw whale sharks, had extra snorkel tour, unexpected chill out time on beach eating melon and drinking beer! We will go back for some diving!

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