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Gary's Dive shop

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Main Street Km 10, San Carlos 85506, Mexico
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Top notch operation

From scheduling over email/phone to arrival to scuba diving and departure - Gary and company were... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2018
Naomi P
Show up and dive...

Went to another shop and then Gary's. He accommodated us that afternoon and then the following day... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
Salty_Chick11
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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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Main Street Km 10, San Carlos 85506, Mexico
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

From scheduling over email/phone to arrival to scuba diving and departure - Gary and company were on top of everything. The boats and gear were great, Jimmy the dive master is a true professional and the boat crew are very helpful. We got our advanced...More

1  Thank Naomi P
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Went to another shop and then Gary's. He accommodated us that afternoon and then the following day! Best on deck hands both days and the food was more than enough and delicious too! We opted for a dive master and he was pretty darn great...More

1  Thank Salty_Chick11
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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

This was such a wonderful experience. The spot that we were taken to, was just so beautiful. The crew was amazingly helpful and caring. The next day we went on the Dolphin experience, but since they are wild animals you cannot predict their every move,...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

This is my second trip with Gary's. This is an outstanding dive operation. Crew extremely friendly and helpful. Takes care of the gear and everything is ready. They assist with everything. Getting you into the water to do what you are here for. At the...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

Everyone in the family (kids, teenagers, and adults) had a fascinating time on our nature tour. We had an amazing time watching the dolphins swim around the boat and jumping the boat wake. We also had the opportunity to see sea lions playing and some...More

1  Thank gretchen4816
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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

THE BEST PLACE to go in San Carlos for quick eats, t-shirts, diving eqquiptment, snorkel equiptment, souvenirs, docking your boat for a visit or overnite visits. A lot of locals go here and keep their boats in nearby marina.

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Reviewed April 6, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2017

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...More

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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.

Thank Alfredo J
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Reviewed December 20, 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.

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frogtownarchitecture
January 18, 2017|
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Response from RichMH | Reviewed this property |
That far down in Mexico you will need pesos. The biggest advantage is that most everything in pesos will be cheaper since you will only have one exchange rate instead of each business setting their own. RichH
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pobby57
October 24, 2016|
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Response from Carrie L | Reviewed this property |
It is a quiet town -- by the marina and on the Main Street. Fantastic tacos!!!! Enjoy your dive -- Gary's Dive shop is my first stop when visiting the area!!
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