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Gary's Dive shop

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Main Street Km 10, San Carlos 85506, Mexico
+52 622 226 0049
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Did your open water final cert.

I could not speak more highly of Jimmy who finished up our open water certificate. Highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nate N
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Naperville, Illinois, United States
Great day of fishing and snorkeling!

My wife and I did the 5-Hour fishing and snorkeling trip. We caught a ton of fish which they cooked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CJB120
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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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  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish tacos” (11 reviews)
“boat crew” (8 reviews)
“top notch” (5 reviews)
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Main Street Km 10, San Carlos 85506, Mexico
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+52 622 226 0049
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not speak more highly of Jimmy who finished up our open water certificate. Highly experienced, patient, and a great instructor. Helped my daughter through her fears, and finished us off with some great experience. The equipment is well kept, and the boat crew...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I did the 5-Hour fishing and snorkeling trip. We caught a ton of fish which they cooked up for us and made fish tacos and quesadillas. Capt. Elias is a fantastic cook. Some of the best fish taco you will have! Went...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I (1 child and 4 adults) went out on a nature/snorkeling trip and it was the highlight of our weekend. The crew is what sets Gary's Dive Shop apart from the rest. When we went snorkeling Captain Elias was right there watching...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We went there with great expectations. We paid the dive, two tanks, and equipment, around $110 US Dlls. Later, at the boat, we had the first problem. In order to be guided by Jimmy, the Dive master, we needed to pay extra $38 each. We...More

1  Thank cescociscomani
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Garysdiveshop, Manager at Gary's Dive shop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

I am going to first address your comment of “hidden costs”. I asked each of you if you wanted a guide and you both said no. Our brochures are in both English and Spanish with the prices in bold print stating one price without a...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Called to make a reservation On Thursday before my trip to SC that Friday. Spoke personally to Gary on the phone and put in for two people on Saturday, Gary said he needed two others in order to take us fishing. He took my number...More

1  Thank plcoll2200
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Garysdiveshop, Manager at Gary's Dive shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

This is completely false. You never had a confirmed reservation with deposit. Somehow everyone else was able to make it on time and you didn’t You showed up late after hours office closed and try to make it my fault. Unbelievable!

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Reviewed 1 January 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 1 August 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 31 July 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

1  Thank Maria T
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Reviewed 5 July 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 30 May 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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frogtownarchitecture
18 January 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
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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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