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Dive Review of Rocket Frog in
Costa Rica

Rocket Frog: "Good Diving, Disappointint Operation", Aug, 2016,

by Kevin W. Meyer, NY, US ( 2 reports). Report 9014.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving New York, Florida, Utah, California, Aruba, Bonaire, Belize, Cayman Brac, Fiji
Closest Airport Liberia Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 90 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Staying with and surfacing with guide
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments Just came back from a 9 day trip to Costa Rica which included 7 days of diving, 2 of which were with Rocket Frog. Initial reaction was good, nice shop, nice boats. The owner of Scuba Dive Costa Rica in Playa Flamingo (see seperate review for SDCR) called RF while we were out diving because their boat was full the following day. Staff seemed friendly enough and off went to dive. Our first dive went well, visibility was good and seas were calm. The diving was easy and very good, lots of life surrounding the rock formations. Surface interval was pleasant with fruit, snacks and water. During the interval the guide gave us a briefing of the site but also mentioned that he had never dove it. This is not that big of a deal since my wife and I are used to natural navigation. The second dive began well, decent viz, little current, but after about 20 minutes the guide signaled that he was going to ascend and look around. I could only assume he was trying to get a bearing on the boat to head to another rock formation. We waited several minutes in the sand before he came back down but he never descended all the way. We began to follow him and he spent the next 15 minutes or so swimming into the blue about 20 feet above the bottom. At this point my wife, myself and the second RF diver had no clue where the guide was going. I could have caught up to the guide but was in no mood to chase him. So after going through several hundred psi swimming in the blue I signaled t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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