Downtown Cozumel 1970

Charro started diving in Cozumel in 1968 as a divemaster with Aqua Safari. In those days the diving was undiscovered and each dive was an adventure. Over the years he learned English, was certified as one of the first instructors on Cozumel and introduced thousands of divers to the wonders of the reefs. He ventured out on his own in 1989 with his first boat the Sinaloa, attracting many of the divers who had been diving with him over the years. His independant dive operation had been known by many names: The Sinaloa, Dive the Mayte, Charro & Sons...but most commonly, simply as "Charro".

The Early Years


Christopher K and San Francisco Beach

Charro and Captain Modesto

Typical Dive Day

Maracaibo Reef

Hannan Reef

Santa Rosa Reef


His first boat was the Sinoloa which he purchased in 1989.  A few years later Charro added the Mayte. Now his two sons, Carlos and Simon, have joined him. They have lived their entire life on Cozumel, surrounded by the spectacular Caribbean and diving her warm tropical waters.

San Francisco Beach and the Sinaloa



The Sinoloa is no longer in service. All diving is from the Mayte which normaly leaves the caleta at 9:30 in the morning. The first dive can be on any reef on Cozumel, it depends on the weather and the wishes of the divers. After a leisurely surface interval of two hours you do your second dive often on sites normaly reserved for the first dive of the day. Since the Mayte only does one trip a day you will not be rushed back to town. Along the way the crew provides you with water, soft drinks, fruit and a lunch. The Mayte also has a toilet. If you would like to visit Carlos and Simon's web site please go to Carlos and Simon To see a video of the eagle rays from the north end of the island go to schooling eagle rays of Cozumel.



Want to go diving?? You can make a reservation at Carlos and Simon