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Dive Review of Aquacenter Diving Costa Rica/Topical Homes in
Costa Rica/Playa Flamingo

May, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by GAIL THOMAS, TX, US (1 report)
Report Number 6077
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
GBR; Palau; Red Sea; PNG; Bali; Seychelles; Belize; Roatan; Caymens;
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
2 stars   
3 stars    
Good dive shop; owner picked me up every day, was friendly and
professional, most days dive started on time with 3  9 divers. Two new
dive masters (30 days & 10 days) knowledgeable but still learning. One
dive called after divers got caught in heavy current with limited
visibility (30 ft.).  Returned to that dive site (Dirty Rock) two days
later for the best dive of trip. No rememberable coral but amazing schools
of topical and much larger fish, often found myself in a school of fish. 
Lots of manta, huge morays; white tip reef sharks (largest 3-4 ft.) and
turtles.  May is the rainy season, however no rain on any of my dive days;
visibility was 30=60 ft and was really bad the day the diver was called.  I
had 8 dives over 4 days and only the single bad dive, 2 were exceptional
(Dirty Rock & Catalina), 4 really good sites.  Most days the water was
very choppy, rough on entry as we waited to descend, always current and
surge once down and rough getting back into the boat after the divebut all
was worth the effort. 
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