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Dive Review of Herradura Divers in
Costa Rica/Central Pacific

April, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by David N Scarborough, GA, USA
Report Number 2464
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
surge, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 73    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 15    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Current Strong, Vis bad- Give pressure limits to surface--never enforced  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
No camera/Video area-not even a bucket. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
1 stars    
This dive operation is small and the only one in this area,Very friendly,
Had to transfer to second boat to go out to reef. Was not pleased with
divemaster, strong current- other diver came up one mile away, divemaster
never missed him. They gave a boat breifing and never followed. Other
divers on boat did not make second dive, they just asked to be taken to
shore. No O2 -first aid kit or fire ext.on board, asked about. They said
they are only 5 mints. from shores did not need. they had an electrical
problem, just wired it together until it smoked...Very concerned about
diver safety with this operation.We canceled our remaing two days of
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