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Dive Academy Ballena Blanca - CLOSED

Club De Golf Los Delfines | Playa Tambor, Tambor, Costa Rica
+506 8707 0787
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Milton Hancock ... Great Bird Guide

We hired Milton through the reception at Vista Las Islas, Paquera. He picked us up at 5:00AM and... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2016
Kamloops, Canada
via mobile
Steve is the perfect instructor

I went here to take my PADI open water diver together with my boyfriend who were going for the... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2015
Fam. B
via mobile
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We are a PADI Resort, fully equipped with brand new Mares equipment. We offer dives, discovery scuba diving and a lot of specialized diving courses all around the Peninsula of Nicoya, including the stunning ambiance of Isla Tortuga and two wrecks from the Coast Guard. Our 2 dive boats are spacious Apex 26' with room for 12 people on each and easy access. Both are equipped with radio, gps, fish finder and full set of safety equipment.We offer more than Diving, Fishing and adventure tours around the Nicoya Peninsula. We have experienced and qualified local guides who will make sure you have a day to remember.
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4 Feb 2016
“Milton Hancock ... Great Bird Guide”
27 Dec 2015
“Steve is the perfect instructor”
Club De Golf Los Delfines | Playa Tambor, Tambor, Costa Rica
+506 8707 0787
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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

We hired Milton through the reception at Vista Las Islas, Paquera. He picked us up at 5:00AM and for 8 hours we had an incredible experience with him ,Bird Watching. We went out to San Raphael and along a river road. Starting right away at...More

Thank CookieReimer
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

I went here to take my PADI open water diver together with my boyfriend who were going for the advanced open water diver. Steve were very calm and serious. Even though we were on different courses we got to dive together and we also got...More

Thank Fam. B
Reviewed 15 April 2015

I just finished diving today with Dive Academy . This was my second time going diving with them . I can't say enough on how Professional and Friendly Steve and Geraldine are . You will not meet more Wonderful and Accommodating People . They have...More

1  Thank Chris G
Reviewed 3 April 2015

We headed as a couple three days for diving. We saw whitetip reef sharks, stingrays, turtles, an octopus hiding under stones and even dolphins on the way back who liked playing with the waves our boat made! Unfortunately, the visibility got bad during the week...More

Thank Isa K
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I own a small hotel in Tambor and always make the effort to do every tour that I recommend to my guests. I have always wanted to scuba dive but was too afraid. I did opt to do the Discover Scuba. Steve has the patience...More

2  Thank Judy B
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Snorkeling was fun - saw many varieties of fish. Lunch was delicious and Tortuga island is a fun place to spend time.

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Thank jrwalbi
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately our scuba diving experience with Steve was not good. We (my fiancé and I) booked discovery diving which clearly indicates that we have no certificates whatsoever. We did not receive any explanation about how to use the equipment or the signs to use or...More

Thank Katja W
Reviewed 4 March 2015

In January I received my PADI certification. I decided to do the class online before I got to Costa Rica, which was a good move. Steve and Geraldine were very accomodating and I was fortunate enough to be scheduled during a week where I got...More

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Thank marrrrrrrk
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Steve has been a great teacher and the place is really nice. I did 5 dives in the area and it was really nice to have my cetification while enjoying all the rays, sharks and fishes underwater! I really recommend this place!!

Thank Tibphil
Steve B, Owner at Dive Academy Ballena Blanca, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2014

Thanks Phil, glad you had a good time. Thanks for training with us and happy diving, see you down here again sometime,.

Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Love this academy, Steve, his wife, Milton, Michael, and Miguel, are very professional and you feel secure, the equipment is good and clean. If you are going to certificate or dive in Costa Rica this is the right place. We saw dolphins and whales, and...More

Thank Pach G
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