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Ocean Freaks

#4 of 20 things to do in Manta Features Animals
Malecon Playa Santa Marianita | Next to Bonita Beach Subdivision, Manta 130802, Ecuador
+593 99 924 0658
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Perfect spot and amazing food with great people!!

Visited this area for about a week and was a great spot! Good winds and great kiteboarding. You... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Travelingbonbon
Great PADI instructor 100% recommended

My friends and I went to get the PADI Open Water Diving Certification with Santiago and I am more... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Mily C
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Malecon Playa Santa Marianita | Next to Bonita Beach Subdivision, Manta 130802, Ecuador
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+593 99 924 0658
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Visited this area for about a week and was a great spot! Good winds and great kiteboarding. You can even see whales in the distance while you kite!!! What an awesome experience this was! Also, the food at their restaurant was SPECTACULAR!!! definitely worth a...More

Thank Travelingbonbon
Reviewed 8 January 2017

My friends and I went to get the PADI Open Water Diving Certification with Santiago and I am more than happy to recommend him and Ocean Freaks. He has the experience and had everything under control. He took care of everything, even when we contacted...More

Thank Mily C
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Santiago is an awesome instructor! Very thorough, patient and always thinking about his students' safety first. He spent three whole days with us (group of 3) and made sure we had full understanding of both the theory and practice parts of scuba diving. He made...More

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I spent about 7 days or so at Ocean Freaks. I was learning how to kite for the most part but when I wasn't I was either enjoying a delicious meal or a nice cold beer. The music was great and the kiting destination was...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We went to Ocean Freaks in November this year and had a first rate experience. The owner, Davo is very welcoming and helpful, and my 14 year old daughter and I both took lessons with Brent, who was a super patient and confident instructor. They...More

Thank Shelley Q
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

If your thinking about doing some kitesurfing ocean freaks is the place in Santa mar, the teachers are very professional and made my 1st kitesurfing experience one I'll never forget, thanks guys!! Just to top it off they have an amazing bar/ restaurant with great...More

Thank alicelou12
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Ocean Freaks has such an awesome setup, Nice vibes at the family run business mama was super nice she made the best food.... :) The course was very hands on which i believe is the best way with learning the kite. The instruction was on...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I visited Ecuador on a solo trip wanting to learn how to kite board. I was referred to Ocean Freaks through some friends, and rightfully so. This kite board school has great vibes, and the instructors are all awesome and speak multiple languages. They're extremely...More

1  Thank Chelsea R
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I have just spent 5 weeks in Manta and have been kiting nearly every day at Ocean Freaks in Santa Marianita, because it is such a nice place to spend time at. Davo is the owner and is super friendly, and he has set up...More

1  Thank Alec M
OceanFreaks, Owner at Ocean Freaks, responded to this review

Alec, my good friend thanks a lot for your words, sorry we didn't say good bye, I'm super happy you had a great time at OceanFreaks, looking forward to have you back stay in touch amigo Davo

Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Santa Marianita is a fairly quiet fishing town with great weather and waves for kitesurf. Just started an intro course with Ocean freaks and really like it. The equipment is good and teacher (Brent) is excellent. Recommended!

Thank Marie-Eve S
OceanFreaks, Owner at Ocean Freaks, responded to this review

Marie-Eve was great to have you at Ocean Freaks enjoy your time kite surfing around the globe cheers DAvo

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Eric K
Hi. I'm going to Manta this summer and I'd like to get certified for scuba diving level 1. I've already done my course but just want the certification. How much would it cost? How long does it take? Thanks for your help, Eric.
20 April 2016|
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