We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Mar Dive Center

#5 of 11 Tours in San Carlos Features Animals
Sector Creston #263, San Carlos, Mexico
Review Highlights
Outstanding Service

My husband and I came to San Carlos for the first time this July and wanted to experience the local... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laura L
amazing crew, great service

The crew on the boat made the trip over the top. Very knowledgeable, great sense of humor, plan on... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Read all 12 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good8%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Sector Creston #263, San Carlos, Mexico
Write a Review
Reviews (12)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came to San Carlos for the first time this July and wanted to experience the local diving. The El Mar staff and crew was terrific. Their services are above and beyond. Jose was professional and extremely knowledgeable, making our 2 tank...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The crew on the boat made the trip over the top. Very knowledgeable, great sense of humor, plan on going again

1  Thank Rim2RimFlagstaff
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Dove with El Mar San Carlos last weekend. Shop, boat, and crew were extremely professional and knowledgeable. Had a great time diving with the sea lions out on the uninhabited island in the bay. Reliable company with a great boat and crew. I highly recommend...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Dive shops can be a mixed bag some places in Mexico. I even remember a dive leader one telling us our surface time would be "two cokes worth" El Mar is everything you'd want it to be and caters to Americans. They even have a...More

1  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Our family of four had decided we wanted to go snorkeling to San Pedro Island (the seal island) to snorkel with the sea lions. By chance, we learned through the "what's up in San Carlos" weekly newsletter that there was an opening on the El...More

1  Thank zapityzap
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Took our children and grandchildren on a combination fishing snorkeling adventure, the crew, boat and equipment was great. Alberto and Louis are hard workers, very friendly and great to be around. We enjoyed this so much we signed up for an evening harbor cruise. I...More

Thank TomB2952
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We flew into Guaymas specifically to scuba dive, this was part one of our journey into Baja. Part two was to participate in a Flying Samaritans Eye-Glass clinic in San Felipe across the Sea of Cortez and 200 miles north. But back to El Mar...More

Thank n0rcala
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We brought a large group of divers down and Feliza was very helpful with arrangements. We managed to have enough people on the boat to go out to San Pedro island a few times during our week there. Diving with the sea lions there was...More

Thank Jdivemaster
Reviewed 20 September 2013

San Carlos is a perfect diving destination and El Mar offered us different dive sites to suit our interests and experience levels. The staff was very professional and friendly. They seem to love what they do, it’s not just a job. We encountered several seahorse,...More

Thank Mikele F
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Have been going to El Mar in Mesa AZ since my wife and I got our Open Water certification there several years ago. The staff in Mesa and San Carlos is terrific. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The boat is very serviceable and the rental gear,...More

Thank RichMH
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Mar Dive Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines