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Dive Review of AquaCenter Diving/Flamingo Beach Resort in
Costa Rica/Guanacaste

AquaCenter Diving/Flamingo Beach Resort, Jul, 2007,

by Sherald Vogt, Texas, United States ( 1 report). Report 3528.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Panama City, Florida Keys, Cozumel, Hawaii, Bahamas, Monteray Bay
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 74 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with the group, surface at 500 PSI
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We were treated very well. Anna, with Aquacenter, arranged all of our diving and other tours. The dive operation was very professional and safety conscious. We did 5 dives in 2 days. The guides and staff were great. We saw a mother whale with her calf as well as dolphins on the way to Catalina Island for the first dive. We saw large turtles mating at the surface. The schools of fish were huge. Anna picked us up at the resort and took us back. They stored and rinsed our gear. We saw octopii? during the day and white tipped reef sharks. I thought it was amazing. The boat was not too crowded. We had plenty of snacks and water. We would have liked to dive Nitrox but it was not available. We did a zip line canopy tour, white water rafting, sat in hot spring pools, and saw the Arenal vocano erupt. We ate mostly at Marie's and the food was delicious. The lunches on our other tours were also delicious, tilapia, chicken, beef were some of the choices. The country is beautiful. The Flamingo Beach Resort was nice. The staff were wonderful, we were involved in a auto accident and the staff were very supportive and helpful. Our room was spacious and clean. There were small crabs that came in, we were on the ground floor, but if you keep the AC on they stop visiting. The resort grounds were beautiful. My husband died in a car accident while we were there and I was severly injured. They people of Costa Rica were wonderful. They took very good care of me and my neice. They were very nice and helpful. The resort comped the two extra nights I had to stay there because I had to have medical attention before I was able to travel. TAM tours representatives did every thing to assist us. DAN was also very helpful with the repatriation of my husband. I will definelty go back to Costa Rica. The land and the people are wonderous.
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