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Dive Review of Aquacenter/Flamingo Cove in
Costa Rica/Flamingo

September, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Terry Garland, FL, USA
Report Number 2001
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Belize, Cozumel, Freeport G.B., Exumas Bahamas, Florida Keys, East
Coast Florida,  
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 35    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
must dive with a divemaster, but available air only restriction   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
good diving but the vis not great. Critters skittish on most dives but lots
of them to photograph
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
The Visibility was only marginial. Surge was present on every dive. White
tip sharks was plentiful. Saw one Manta. Saw a few turtles. Saw a number of
eagle rays. lots of small tropicals. Great treatment by the dive company,
had fresh fruit and cookies on all dives. For those who wanted it they set
up your gear. Had fresh water to rinse with and plenty of it. Camera rinse
tank not large enough but once again plenty of fresh wate. boat was slow
(gasoline outboards). I did extra dive and the price was reasonable.
Overall the trip was put together by Bill Beard's Costa Rica and provided
canopy tours, rapelling, white water rafting in addition to the diving so
good for a group. Food was ok nothing to brag about. Natives were great and
very appreciative. Over all give the trip a 4 on a scale of 1-5
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