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Dive Review of Pacific Coast Diving Center, Playa Flamingo/Massai Apartments, Playa Flamingo in
Costa Rica/Catalina Islands

May, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by John A Thich, CO, US (1 report)
"Costa Rica--Catalina Island dives--Overall a good experience"
Report Number 8947
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Great Barrier Reef, Okinawa, Sipadan(x2) Papua New Guinea, Tahiti,
Belize, Sechelles, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Vietnam
Closest Airport
Liberia, Costa Rica
Getting There
Direct flight from Houston, TX

Dive Conditions

choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
50   to 70    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
5   to 15    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Each group had a dive master or two depending on the size of the group. 
The DM's were primarily focused on safety but took time to point out
interesting fish.  Max dive depths were around 60ft.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
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The boat did not have a location to wash and store cameras between dives. 
During our 1 ...
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3 stars   
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All the dives were at the Catalina Islands, a 40 minute boat ride from
Playa Flamingo.  Experience with Pacific Coast Diving Center(located in
Playa Flamingo) was excellent.  They arranged for pickup of divers staying
at resorts up and down the coast (30-60 min drive?).  The transport from
the dive center to the the boat was 10 minutes.  The crew were all very f
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