I work as Head of Sports and Dive Instructor aboard the 5 star cruise ship The Star Flyer for the company Star Clippers which is presently cruising Panama, Nicaragua and Costa Rica and i was lucky enough to bump in to Carlos Solana on Isla Tortugas where he has operated a dive academy since before 2008.
I was immediately very impressed by his helpful and friendly manner but most of all his enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of the whole area both above and below water! He took myself and my Guests on a dive to a special local dive site at very short notice and was extremely informative and knowledgable throughout the afternoon. My guests and i not only had a great afternoons diving but we got to see between 60 and 80 lesser Devil rays swim past in procession over a wreck that Carlos had led us to.
I have been diving over 20 years all over the world and I consider Carlos to be not only a consumate professional, but also someone that is just a lot of fun to hang out with and i wholeheartedly recommend anyone to look him and his wife up for diving and many other tours that i know they offer. You will not be disappointed if you are looking for the real deal.
All the very best and good luck
Visited January 2012