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Undersea Hunter Group Full report N   Cocos Island[N/A]   By far, the most professional/ safety conscious operation I've ever experienced. It needs to be (out of range of heli evac, a... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
5/2008   Mickey Rosenberg
100+ Dives
 
AquaCenter Diving/ Flamingo Beach Resort Full report N   Flamingo   I was a bit skeptical before diving, expecting visibility to be an issue. However, both 2 tank morning dives were INCREDIBLE! The ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
1/2008   John Bainbridge
<100 Dives
 
Rich Coast Divers Full report N   [N/A]   I've been diving Playa del Coco three times in the last 5 years, all with Rich Coast Divers. They have changed owners, and althou... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
12/2007   Terry Anderson
500+ Dives
 
Oceans Unlimited Full report N   Manuel Antonio   The trip was about 2 hours beacsue the ocean was initially a bit choppy. we arrived at Cano Island and our first dive site was Ba... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2007   Divegirl80
1000+ Dives
 
AquaCenter Diving/ Flamingo Beach Resort Full report N   Guanacaste   We were treated very well. Anna, with Aquacenter, arranged all of our diving and other tours. The dive operation was very profes... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2007   Sherald Vogt
<100 Dives
 
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Ocotal Beach Resort Full report N   Guanacaste   We had a WONDERFUL experience staying at the Ocotal Beach Resort which we had read about in the Divers' Chapbook. We will definit... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
5/2007   Cindy Cook
100+ Dives
 
aquacenter/ flamingo beach resort Full report N   flamingo coast   Flamingo Coast is Pacific side & appx. 2 hrs. from the airport in Liberia. Flamingo Beach Resort is very nice (better than my budd... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2007   Glen Kitchens
500+ Dives
 
Manuel Antonio Divers Full report N   Quepos   We dove with Manuel Antonio Divers of Costa Rica. Raymond & Mindy Passavant are the owners of Manuel Antonio Divers. We had boo... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
3/2007   Jeffrey Levin
100+ Dives
 
COSTARICA DIVERS/ JINETES DE OSA Full report N   [N/A]   FROM PAST REVIEWS I EXPECTED GOOD DIVING. I DONT KNOW WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM ?EL NINO BUT THERE WERE MINIMAL FISH AND CORALS WERE PO... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
1/2007   BEN GLICK
1000+ Dives
 
Rich Coast Diving/ Villas del Sol (hotel) Full report N   Playas Del Coco   I chose Rich Coast Diving based on positive reader reports. Unfortunately, I found the operation has apparently changed since the... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2006   Bob Sivak
100+ Dives
 
Cano Divers Full report N   Isla de Cano   Dove with Cano Divers, and stayed at their bungalows overlooking the ocean, which is at Pirate Cove: piratecovecostarica. com C... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
12/2006   Terry Anderson
500+ Dives
 
Ocotal Beach Resort Full report N   Guanacaste   We were concerned about previous negative comments about this resort and their dive staff, but ultimately chose Ocotal Beach ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2006   Richard Himmel
100+ Dives
 
Diving Safaris/ Occidental Grand Papagayo Full report N   Pacific Coast Guanacaste regio   The Dive outfit, Diving Safaris (Not Bill Beards) with Bobbie Joe and Earl, were excellent. The dive masters and boat captains wer... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2006   David McDougall
250+ Dives
 
Deep Blue Diving Adventures/ Coco Verde Full report N   Gulf of Papagayo   We started off intending to stay at an RCI timeshare trade but we were switched to another resort (with bad reviews) and cancelled... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2006   Jack M. Bernstein
100+ Dives
 
Ocotal Diving/ Ocotal Beach Resort Full report N   Guanacaste   My wife, daughter, and I decided to spend the last week of summer vacationing in Costa Rica, a country we had not had an opport... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2006   Craig Wood
100+ Dives
 
www.almacodiving.com/ www.villavistazul.com/costa_ Full report N   Playa Ocotel   Villa Vista Azul [. . . ] ) is a gem of a location. It's a short walk to the beach and dive... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2006   Gregg Gaylord
1000+ Dives
 
Sea Hunter Full report N   Malpelo & Cocos   The Best big animal diving ever! Consistantly more marine life than I have ever seen. This was the trip of a life time!!! Malpelo ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
7/2006   Dave & Susan Eckenberger
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Safari/ Villas Sol Full report N   northwest   Nice relatively easy diving. Dive Safaris put us (more experienced divers) on a separate boat so most days there were 4 divers and... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2006   william Wittman
250+ Dives
 
AGUILA DE OSA Full report N   CANO ISLAND OSA PENNINSULA   OSA PENNINSULA IS A DENSE JUNGLE, VERY HUMID BUT FANTASTIC FOLIAGE WITH AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF WILDLIFE ON LAND. WILD SCARLET MA... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2006   kris carroll
500+ Dives
 
AGUILA DE OSA Full report N   CANO ISLAND OSA PENNINSULA   OSA PENNINSULA IS A DENSE JUNGLE, VERY HUMID BUT FANTASTIC FOLIAGE WITH AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF WILDLIFE ON LAND. WILD SCARLET MA... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2006   kris carroll
500+ Dives
 
Herradura Divers Full report N   Central Pacific   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 no... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
4/2006   David N Scarborough
1000+ Dives
 
Okeanos Aggressor Full report N   Coco Island   Sensory overload diving. Hammerhead Sharks [lots] plus Galapagos, Silky, Silver Tip, and the everpresent White Tip Reef Shark... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2005   Ed & Jeanette Raver
250+ Dives
 
Okeanos Aggressor Full report N   Coco Island   Sensory overload diving. Hammerhead Sharks [lots] plus Galapagos, Silky, Silver Tip, and the everpresent White Tip Reef Shark... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2005   Ed & Jeanette Raver
250+ Dives
 
Okeanos Aggressor Full report N   Coco Island   Sensory overload diving. Hammerhead Sharks [lots] plus Galapagos, Silky, Silver Tip, and the everpresent White Tip Reef Shark... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2005   Ed & Jeanette Raver
250+ Dives
 
Agulia de Osa Inn Full report N   Cano Island   Unfortunately the diving had very poor visibility, 15' to 30'max! Plenty of white tip sharks, jacks, barracuda, puffer fish etc. T... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2005   scott johnson
250+ Dives
 
B J DIVING SAFARIS/ HOTEL OCCIDENTAL GRAND PAPA Full report N   CENTRAL AMERICA   DIVING WAS DESCRIBED BY DIVE SHOP PRIOR TO BOOKING AS A "MINI COCOS". THIS WAS NOT THE CASE. THERE WERE VERY FEW LARGE PELAGICS. I... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
11/2005   THOMAS LOPATIN
500+ Dives
 
Aquacenter/ Flamingo Cove Full report N   Flamingo   The Visibility was only marginial. Surge was present on every dive. White tip sharks was plentiful. Saw one Manta. Saw a few turtl... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
9/2005   Terry Garland
250+ Dives
 
Sea Hunter Full report N   Cocos Island   The diving was very excellent. I went with the special rebreather expedition sponsored by Fathoms magazine and managed by Brett Gi... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2005   LeRoy Anderson
250+ Dives
 
Rich Coast diving Full report N   playa del coco   We fell in love with Costa Rica. Both under and above the water it's beautiful, we've even changed our plans and are getting read... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2005   Brenda van Gestel
1000+ Dives
 
Undersea Hunter Full report N   Cocos Island   Two days before we were scheduled to fly to Costa Rica, 24 people were arrested for plotting to blow up at least 10 airborne plane... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2005   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Costa Rica Adventure Divers/ Jinetes de Osa Full report N   73003   We thouroughly enjoyed the resort and diving but wish we had known there was going to be a tropical depression in the area. Proba... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2005   Steven K Blair
250+ Dives
 
UnderSea Hunter Full report N   Cocos Island   The Undersea Hunter is a well run operation from sched, trip planning to the actual diving. The trip out was better then ex... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2005   Michele
100+ Dives
 
Can`o Island Divers/ Casa Corcovado Full report N   [N/A]   The bad: Variable abilities of divers necessitated strict guiding practices and depth limits. One diver could not maintain bouyanc... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
12/2004   LeRoy Anderson
250+ Dives
 
Jinetes de Osa/ Mirador Lodge Full report N   Cano Island   Over Christmas break, 2004, our family of 4, all certified divers went to Drake Bay, on the Osa Peninsula, in Southwest Costa Rica. ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2004   Eruk Williamson
<100 Dives
 
El Ocotal Full report N   [N/A]   Hotel El Ocotal and the dive operation were first rate in every way. The service was consistently friendly and of extremely high q... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
10/2004   Bud
100+ Dives
 
Ocotal Resort Full report N     I had a great dive trip to Ocotal resort. I was able to see diamond rays, eagle rays, turtles, many moray eels on every dive, larg... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2004   Brent U.
<100 Dives
 
Ocotal Resort Full report N   [N/A]   I'll never return to Ocotal, but if you choose to stay there, REVIEW YOUR BILL THOROUGHLY!! The room charge is billed to your car... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2004   Diane May
100+ Dives
 
Cano Divers/ Pirates Cove] Full report N   Drake Bay   Good: Lots of White tip reef sharks. Canos Island makes for a very comfortable spot for lunch and surface intervals. At times, ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2004   Gary Bergeron
<100 Dives
 
El Ocotal Full report N   [N/A]   We were looking for a destination where my husband and I could do some good diving, and also have some fun with our kids (12, 9 an... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
6/2004   Elizabeth Hilla
100+ Dives
 
Resort Divers De Costa Rica/ Allegro Papagayp Full report N   Guanacaste   Day 1 Thursday - Half day costal Fishing with Resort Divers. Arranged prior to arrival via email with owner Viviane. Captain and F... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
1/2004   Jacki Briggs
<100 Dives
 
Rich Coast Diving Full report N   Pacific Side   "Left Out at Sea"
Though I had confirmed our reservations 3 times directly with Rich Coast's owner, upon arrival we were greeted with the comment "O... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2003   Douglas
500+ Dives
 
Ocotal Resort Full report N   Gulf of Papagayo   This is a decent resort, and I'd probably return again. The restaurant is consistently good, and the rooms very clean and well- ma... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2003   Carl Scott
100+ Dives
 
Ocotal Beach Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Very intimate hotel. Great service everywhere. Most rooms are set in buildings spaced out hillside. Some beachfront rooms. The... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2003   A. Segal
250+ Dives
 
Underseahunter/ Sea Hunter Full report N   Cocos Island   This was my third and in some ways, the best trip to Cocos Island. The silvertips are back at Silverado and the hammerheads are a... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2003   Nikki Mahan
500+ Dives
 
El Ocotal Dive Resort Full report N   Guanacaste   The diving was great, lots of big critters, sharks, turtles, etc. Also, good macro opportunities including sea horses, harlequin s... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2003   Brian
100+ Dives
 
UnderSeahunter Full report N   Cocos/Malpelos   The FATHOMS MAGAZINE rebreather expedition took on the double island trip with the SeaHunter visiting first Malpelos for four days... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
6/2003   Gregg Gaylord
500+ Dives
 
Dive Safari/ [s Full report N   [N/   Costa Rica, Pacific Coast, upper northwest corner, February 8- 15, 2003. Bill Beardsí Diving Safaris Water temp 70 to... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
2/2003   C.F.Ward
500+ Dives
 
Agua Rica/ Cala Luna Full report N   Tamarindo   Agua Rica is located in Tamarindo on Pacific coast. Dives only at Santa Catalina Islands (which is good). THe marine life there is... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2002   Martin Raffauf
100+ Dives
 
Diving Safaris/ [same]Sol Playa Hermosa Full report N   [N/A]   Nitrox was promised but was unavailable. Lame excuse was given for not being available. Night dives and trip to Bat Islands ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2002   Brian Bolton
<100 Dives
 
Sea Hunter liveaboard Full report N   Cocos/Malpelo   Malpelo was outstanding. We had over 500 silkies checking us out on one of our safety stops. Moray eels are everywhere, sometimes... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2002   Nikki Mahan
500+ Dives
 
Underseahunter Full report N   Cocos Island   Flat ocean on the trip to and from Cocos Island. The dive masters were great with predive instructions which can be very important... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
5/2002   Willard Pascoe
500+ Dives
 
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