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Address: Punta Uva Beach | Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2759 9191

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Very good place

I loved that place. Just learnt diving and did my certifications at the Punta Uva Dive Center is never the supervision of Guillermo. Very friendly, helpful and patient staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Markus I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved that place. Just learnt diving and did my certifications at the Punta Uva Dive Center is never the supervision of Guillermo. Very friendly, helpful and patient staff. Short ways/boat trips to the dive sites. Trustworthy and well maintained material. Dive sites very interesting and a lot to see. Thank you all a lot again!

Thank Markus I
Santa Ana, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Friendly helpful staff. Great location for easy and quick boat access to dive sites. Coral gardens is lovely and the earthquake site exceptional for its uniqueness. PV is the ultimate dive destination but the overall experience with this centre was so congenial and welcoming, it was an absolute pleasure to dive with them. I had my own equipment which they... More 

Thank Kathleen C
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This dive center is great, Guillermo and the guys are all super cool! We did a total of 4 dives with them and enjoyed them all, plus they will pick you up from your hotel and their beach is beautiful!

Thank Karen J
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Guillermo is the man. It's as easy as that. He's very knowledgeable, flexible, and got us through the PADI certification in a safe and fun environment. He was patient and took the time to answer all of our questions and concerns and made sure we were knowledgeable. By the end we were open water certified. Highly recommended.

Thank Da R
Alpine, Wyoming
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Guillermo was so flexible and knowledgeable. He helped certify me with my 4 open water dives and allowed my fiancé to tag along with us too. He really cared about safety, while making it an exceptionally fun experience. Truly exceeded expectations. The equipment was in great shape and it the location is just breathtaking. Seemed like it would be a... More 

Thank jcaulkins4
Walnut, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Nice beach. Perfect ride with bicycle. See many birds and monkey on the way to Punta Una. Some part of the road was very breezy with many tress a long the road

Thank Rahma S
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

Guillermo is a very friendly, laid back and knowledgeable dive instructor. Even though it was only me who signed up for diving that day, he decided to go out and I had a couple of great dives. Very quite and relaxed place. Dive sites are very close, only a few minutes by boat, and the equipment is in good condition.

2 Thank Sandra B
Salem, Oregon
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

Guillermo was very knowledgable, very flexible, an excellent instructor, fun dive master. Nice laid back facility. Knew the local area extremely well. Very eco conscious. Convenient to be able to shower afterwards in fresh water. Fruit snacks at noon. Resident sloth and baby in one of the trees. Great to be able to do beach dives and boat dives from... More 

1 Thank Colorcat
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We found they were a fun crew to dive with but serious enough for safety concerns. We loved the dives on the old volcano and the sight of the earthquake where the plate has moved a few metres high, from an earthquake. Real cool as we have never seen this in our many years of diving. Beautiful warm water and... More 

2 Thank MermaidOZ
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I completed our advanced open water certification here and had a blast! The equipment is all top notch and brand new. Guillermo, our instructor, was awesome! We hadn't dove in a year and were a little nervous at first. Guillermo made us feel completely safe and patiently reviewed techniques that we had learned during our open water... More 

4 Thank Mermira8

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