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Dive Review of Undersea Hunter Group in
Costa Rica

Undersea Hunter Group, May, 2008,

by Mickey Rosenberg, RI, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 4104.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]By far, the most professional/safety conscious operation I've ever experienced. It needs to be (out of range of heli evac, and no facitities/airport on the Island). Three days of travel to get there; only the obcessed diver need apply. Once there anchored in pristine bays, facing an overgrown green island sprouting waterfalls everywhere, you know you're not in Kansas !
Begin the wonderful trance of three deep dives a day (with an additional night dive twice a week): Go down to a cleaning station, and wait for the amazing schools of Hammers to come it. If you do wait, gaize at the morays,turtles, rays, octopii, lobster and large schools of Jacks. Saw more sharks in 15 minutes, than 20 years of diving the Carib. Never threatened, always in awe !
32 % Nitro gives you 25 min at 100 feet vs. 12 on air, so you quickly appreciate it's necessity. We got very lucky: calm crossings, warm water (I threw in my 2/3 mm suit and small force fins last minute, and was toasty all week w/o a hood) and no severe currents. Others had 5-7 mm, so I'd advise a layered approach. It was sure nice diving with 10 lbs of lead.
I can't say enough about the crew: they worked like dogs (especially the kitchen crew) and were always smiling. Food plentiful and healthy. In fact, as per recent article in Undercurrent, they worked very hard disinfecting everywhere each morning. There were rumors of GI bug in the crew- to their extreme credit- no passengers got hit.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Carib, Galapagos, Central AmericaUnspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]No Deco, hour max
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]Good- separate are for storage-large rinse tanks
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