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“Loving crew and beautiful views”

Costa Rica Dive and Surf
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Diving and Surf School, Tours to Cano Island and Marino Ballena National Park. Padi Diving Courses, Surf School and Surf Board Rentals.
Reviewed May 21, 2017

It's super special to be able to see big and small creatures when scuba diving. Sometimes it's only one or the other. With these guys we saw huge manta rays, string rays, and schools of fishes. The crew is well organized, professional, and hilarious. The vegan meal they serve is delicious and filling

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Reviewed May 19, 2017

Costa Rica Dive & Surf was absolutely fantastic. The process to book was simple, and the day of the trip went very smoothly. We had a trip where the crew outnumbered the guests, which made for a unique experience with more attention. Caño Island was absolutely gorgeous, and an excellent snorkel location (a highlight being that we saw a Spotted Eagle Ray) even in less than ideal conditions due to poor weather. I ended up getting quite seasick (which is unusual for me) and the crew was very understanding and went out of their way to make sure I felt better. I would happily book another excursion with them if I were in Costa Rica again!

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

I have gone diving in Hawaii, Mexico, Roatan, Bahamas and other places and I can honestly say that this Dive Shop crew was the best I have ever encountered. The guides made sure that everyone was well taken care of and were so informative on local marine life. Yan and James were fantastic and you can tell that they really enjoyed working together. I will be back!

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Reviewed May 9, 2017

Will was our dive master with a boat of 8 scuba divers heading out to Cano Island. The ride was a bit choppy but fun and we stayed busy counting Olive Ridley turtles. Think we counted 25+ which was awesome since I had never seen even one before. Will's briefing was very informative and accurate. In the water we hung suspended while mantas sailed overhead passing then turning to be tickled by our bubbles again and again. Resting reef sharks never spooked as we hoovered above them between the rocks and corals. A turtle passed by as did numerous large colorful fish like tuna, trevally, trigger fish, various angels, and on and on. We hung out in massive bait balls and swayed with the surge as one with them. It was a memorable day of diving with a professional and attentive crew and a nice group of respectful divers. Well worth the cost and time!

Thank Sherry M
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Costa Rica D, Front Office Manager at Costa Rica Dive and Surf, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017
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Muchas gracias for choosing us at Costa Rica Dive and Surf for your Isla del Caño adventure!

Saludos y Pura Vida.

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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Will entertained me well with his dry sense of humor! And got me onto a boat for a caño island dive the next Day. He was the DM and we were a group of experienced divers. That did not stop him from going over all safety stuff. He gave us a good briefing, but.... likely the best part was counting turtles on the way out-we gave up @25. First dive was good, Will is in control and very observant without being on top of his charges. Nice.... Second dive we got lucky and swam with 2 mantas and a big family of white tip reef sharks. Up close, very personal. Caño is amazing for its schools of fish the engulf you. Amazing. The boat staff was professional, thoughtful and interested! Will gets a big red star for getting as excited as we were by what we were seeing! I regret not signing up for more dives..... but I'd go back!

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