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Dive Review of Aquacenter Diving Costa Rica/Topical Homes in
Costa Rica/Playa Flamingo

Aquacenter Diving Costa Rica/Topical Homes, May, 2011,

by GAIL THOMAS, TX, US ( 1 report). Report 6077.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Good dive shop; owner picked me up every day, was friendly and professional, most days dive started on time with 3 – 9 divers. Two new dive masters (30 days & 10 days) knowledgeable but still learning. One dive called after divers got caught in heavy current with limited visibility (30 ft.). Returned to that dive site (Dirty Rock) two days later for the best dive of trip. No rememberable coral but amazing schools of topical and much larger fish, often found myself in a school of fish. Lots of manta, huge morays; white tip reef sharks (largest 3-4 ft.) and turtles. May is the rainy season, however no rain on any of my dive days; visibility was 30=60 ft and was really bad the day the diver was called. I had 8 dives over 4 days and only the single bad dive, 2 were exceptional (Dirty Rock & Catalina), 4 really good sites. Most days the water was very choppy, rough on entry as we waited to descend, always current and surge once down and rough getting back into the boat after the dive…but all was worth the effort.
Websites Aquacenter Diving Costa Rica   Topical Homes

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving GBR; Palau; Red Sea; PNG; Bali; Seychelles; Belize; Roatan; Caymens; Cozmel;
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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