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“Diving Samara Costa Rica with Andy”

Andy's Diving Costa Rica
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Join Andy's Diving Costa Rica for scuba diving Samara and Carrillo. We offer scuba diving excursions and PADI courses, and also snorkeling and dolphin watching trips with a fun, friendly and personal service. We aim to give you the best possible experience on your holiday in Carrillo and Samara.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Andy and crew did a great job getting us back under water. It had been 13 years since our last dive, life happens... and Andy ensured we entered the water safely, refreshed and trained. Most importantly, Andy offered a fun and stress free environment. Great Dive Master! Great pictures! Great experience!

Thank Casey L
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Andrew C, Owner at Andy's Diving Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hey Casey

It was great to meet and dive with you and Janelle especially as it has been such a long time for you guys. I t was great to see you guys in the water nice and relaxed and also seeing all the fish life and corals here. We are so glad you like the free photo service as well. Looking forward to you diving with us again

Andy

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

My husband and I enjoyed an amazing day diving Sámara. Andy is great, knowledgeable and an entertaining dive master! It had been about 10 years since our last dive and Andy was very kind and patient. We saw plenty of beautiful fish and coral.

Thank exhale1975
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Andrew C, Owner at Andy's Diving Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hey Monique

Was great to meet you guys and dive with you. The day is about you guys and giving you the best time you can have. We are so glad that you saw all the marine life and also the corals. Looking forward too you guys coming back

Regards

Andy

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

My husband and I went diving with Andy April 16. We are experienced divers who have gone diving all over the world.
Andy himself is great to dive with. He has many years of experience and is a total professional. His personality is enthusiastic, charming, energetic, and his passion for the oceans and our planet is evident. He loves what he does for a living and his number one priority is for his customers to have the best experience.
If you want to book with him online is best. He is located in Carillo, past the beach and on a little road going left; there is a big red plastic cow at this road. Andy responds very quickly to emails.
We were staying at Villas Playa Samara, which is where his boat is located, so we just walked down the beach.
The boat is designed for 6 divers so groups are small. We were the only divers that day. Andy has thought of absolutely everything to make diving comfortable and easy. He sets up the equipment beforehand. He brings water in reusable plastic bottles, cold, in a cooler. He brings snacks and makes sure everyone has eaten and is hydrated. The water is entered via backward roll, and it's a short distance to the water. Best thing ever---he has wrapped the ladder rungs with foam! who thinks of that? Getting back onto a boat can be the hardest part of a dive, but Andy makes it so comfortable. He waits for each person to exit at the ladder, where he removes weight belt, BC and tank and then actually takes off your fins too. Anyone who has struggled to take off fins with one hand while hanging on to a slippery, bucking ladder will appreciate this.
The dive itself: the day we went, the visibility was quite poor. Also water can be cold so suit up accordingly. We did see some interesting life--never saw a pineapple ray before. Lots of other fish I can't name. This is diving in the pacific, so know you don't get big reef communities. Between dives we had about 30 mins of entertainment by dolphins on the surface, coming right close to the boat and jumping all around us. So exciting.
Important to know as well, this is a cash operation as are many in the area. They prefer colones but US is fine too.
I would highly recommend any level of diver to book with Andy' Diving. He would be a great teacher for dive courses and certifications. We will definitely be seeing him when we return to Costa Rica, which we will. Thank you Andy for a great day and hope business continues to grow!

Thank betho29
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Andrew C, Owner at Andy's Diving Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hey Beth

It was great to take you guys and so glad you had a fantastic trip. We always like to make sure everybody is looked after for the day and do not want for anything. We are so glad that you got to see marine life that you have never seen before. It was also great that we could spend time with the dolphins in between dives. Looking forward to you coming back so we can go and dive some more different dive sites for you guys

Andy

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

My first time ever trying scuba diving and I loved it. Andy was very patient and knowledgeable. Right from the pre-dive skills lesson in the swimming pool Andy made me feel confident and ready to dive off of the coast of Samara. Had an amazing time and I will definitely do it again. Thanks again Andy and special thanks to Dive Master Martin Richard for all of your help and encouragement.

Thank Bob C
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Andrew C, Owner at Andy's Diving Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hey Bob

Firstly congrats on completing your Discover Scuba Dive Programme. We always like to start the course in the swimming pool so to make you feel more relaxed before you go out diving in the sea. Looking forward too starting your Open Water Course soon

Andy

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 weeks in samara and absolutely loved it to top it off I done my open water Padi with Andy! Great teacher! He is not only good at teaching but also amazing at entertaining! We had so much laughter and fun during my three day course! Not only did I have some great dives and enjoyed it sooooo much but he exceeded our expectations and we where able to see dolphins and rays! Very professional, caring with a pinch of Andy’s humour it made my experience outstanding! I am looking forward to return to samara and hopefully make it my home one day! Highly recommend! Love Mimi xxx

Thank mimi1986_d
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Andrew C, Owner at Andy's Diving Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hey Mimi

Firstly congrats on completing your Open Water Course that you made look so easy. I am so glad that you enjoyed each day as well not just the diving as well. It will bve great when you come back and also we can do some more great diving

Andy

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