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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;
Cozmel; 
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
1
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  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
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
N/A
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
2 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
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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