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SCUBA Diving at Summer Salt Dive Center
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Welcome at the Summer-Salt Dive Center! We have been offering Dive-Trips, PADI Dive-Courses and -Introductions as well as other Boat Excursions in the Gulf of Papagayo all year round since 2004. As a small Dive Operation we commit to offer most convenient and personal dive experiences and focus on safety and fun in small groups. Come join the adventure of exploring Costa Rica's North Pacific!
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My partner and daughter have scuba dived around the world so could not miss out whilst in Costa Rica. On a visit to town we visited a couple of dive centres but what made the Summer Salt centre stand out was the relaxed atmosphere. They seemed genuinely thrilled to take us out diving, and they were very knowledgeable and answered all our queries ( plus the price was a bonus)
We had a great time diving with the gang, and if you find yourself in Costa Rica I would highly recommend that you book a trip with this company.

Thank steve1068
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I had the pleasure of diving with Summer Salt Dive Center while on vacation to Costa Rica with two girlfriends. We dove for 5 days with them.
We had never been this poorly prepared before going on a dive vacation (computer out of battery, gopro forgotten elsewhere, no field guide, no DIN adaptor…), yet, everything went well and we came back with fond memories of one of our best vacations ever.
We corresponded by email and spoke to them several times on the phone, mostly with Patrick and Mali, before the trip to organize the dives. They responded to our many questions and queries always promptly. Once we got there, everything went smoothly. The routines in the morning and after coming back from a day out on the boat worked perfectly. We hate to admit it but we appreciate the fact that they take care of the equipment and change the tanks between dives, after all we are on vacation and would rather just relax. There are drinks and snacks on the boat.
We dove at local sites, at Catalina Islands and the Bats. The sea was calm (like a lake on most days), the visibility good and the marine life rich, it’s called Costa Rica for a reason, no? We could confidently say that we saw at Bats the biggest school of fish we’ve ever had the chance to see. We did not see bull sharks (an excuse to go back?) on that trip but saw a giant manta ray. We saw whales every day and appreciate the fact that Capi always let us spend as much time observing them. He knows how to approach the whales while maintaining distance for their safety and avoiding disturbing them. One of our favorite trips was the one to the Catalina Islands where were just the three of us, with two guides and Capi on the boat. Every dive was so enjoyable that for the first time we wanted to do 3 dives in a day plus a night dive.
We’d like to thank Jonatan, Gautier, Mali, Carlos and Capi for making our vacation so memorable. These guys know how to have fun on the boat. At the same time, they are professional, attentive and client-oriented: not often do guides offer to take pictures underwater, share their videos or let you use their personal camera. We had to contact them for some information after our trip, and discovered that “after sales service” does exist in diving. We like to rank the dive shops we have visited and this one could easily go at the top of our list. Thanks again.

3  Thank IIlienne
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had the best diving experience with the Summer Salt team!

I took the Advanced Open Water Diver Course with Carlos Neto as my instructor and was very pleased with the service. Carlos is very professional, responsible and cautious. He is a wonderful teacher and very patient! I had a blast getting certified with him as my instructor.

The two dives were amazing! We went to Bats and to a local dive and got to see a lot of marine-life! In Bats we saw a manta migration with +200 mantas! It was BREATHTAKING! We saw bull sharks, eagle rays, white-tip sharks, and thousands of fish schools.

This is the place to go!!! :)

Thank XimenaGlez
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I did the PADI open water course at the Summer Salt dive center, and we returned to do the advanced course. Amazing people and an amazing place to dive! Very professional and friendly instructors! This is the place to go !

Thank JulieH5130
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Mali an Jonatan organized for us 8 people a double dive trip. 7 of us were certified Padi Open Water divers, one beginner. They have organized the trip perfectly for us. The equipment was really new and excellent, the prices very reasonable. The service was pretty good, Mali and Jonatan were very friendly and we had nothing to do but diving. Mali, Jonatan and the friendly skipper of the diving boat have arranged all the equipments, which was very comfortable and convenient for us. Drinks and food on board between and after the dives were for free and very good. We experienced a really fascinating marine life, such as reef sharks, moray eels, turtles, rays, and lots of other colorful fish. It was a really perfect day for us.

Thank HajoKamps
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