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Dive Review of Diving Safaris in
Costa Rica

July, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Brian Bolton, Florida, USA
Report Number 314
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]Bonaire, Cayman Brac, Culebra, Nassau, Cay Caulker, Belize,
Florida Keys, West Palm Beach
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 40    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
[None]Nitrox was promised but was unavailable. Lame excuse was given for
not being available. Night dives and trip to Bat Islands was unavailable
with another set of lame excuses. Son, 14 years old with 50 dives not
allowed to dive the Catalina Islands, he has, as explained, done walls in
the Caymans, drifts in Florida, still they would not allow it. Prior
limitation not stated. Dive staff however, very good and accomodating.
Great guides. Accomodations ok, Sol Playa Hermosa hotel has some plumbing
problems, fixtures and drains need work. Food on Sol Playa Hermosa, beach
front places, Aqua Sport, El Velero Hotel, very good. Heard good things
about El Ocotal diving operation. 
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