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Mad About Diving

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Next to Los Delfines Restaurant, Uvita, Costa Rica
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100% Professional

Unfortunately we booked two days of diving with another dive company in Uvita. We arrived in Uvita... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Always_Baked
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Jaco, Costa Rica
Great day of diving

Had a great day of diving Cano Island with Pablo. Saw many white tipped reef sharks and huge... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Teufee
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Portland, Maine
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MAD ABOUT DIVING is the only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in Osa Peninsula. PADI is the largest association of recreational divers in the world and we recognize certification cards from all other diving associations.Dive, snorkel or train with us and find out first hand why so many clients make us their number one choice.Explore the best dive sites that Costa Rica has to offer and discover the beauty that Caño Island Biological Reserve, Marino Ballena National Park and Costa Ballena have to offer.MAD, short for MAD ABOUT DIVING, is known for having the highest quality service. We treat clients like guests: you never cart your gear around, change your tanks or rinse equipment; our friendly staff does it for you.As the premier dive facility, we also deliver top notch training. Our team consists of PADI Divemasters and Instructors that have years of professional diving experience in a multitude of marine environments.
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“dive shop” (13 reviews)
“great dive” (7 reviews)
“cano island” (52 reviews)
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Next to Los Delfines Restaurant, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Unfortunately we booked two days of diving with another dive company in Uvita. We arrived in Uvita the day of the dive to find a closed office and a canceled dive. Headed over to Mad About Diving, and they were nothing but extremely helpful. We...More

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MADAboutDivingCR, General Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you for the lovely recommendation!

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great day of diving Cano Island with Pablo. Saw many white tipped reef sharks and huge schools of fish. Very friendly and helpful crew. My wife snorkeled with David and he did an amazing job finding interesting things to see and pointing out...More

Thank Teufee
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MADAboutDivingCR, General Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we greatly appreciate it!

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Went diving with Pablo in Cano island, we went for 2 days with 2 dives a piece with a few snorkelers. Pablo knows the sites very well and is an excellent diver. The trip to Cano was a little rough the first day, the second...More

Thank Scott B
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MADAboutDivingCR, General Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, we appreciate it!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Booked two dives off the isle of caño with pablo and his team. Firstly the equipment was first class. New BCD, good quality fins etc and good attention to detail. They are passionate about diving, environment and wildlife and gave a lot of info about...More

Thank RobSCFC
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MADAboutDivingCR, General Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We appreciate it.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

There are several options in Uvita for a scuba diving or snorkeling tour but I chose Mad About Diving because of previous reviews and they did not disappoint. Laura was great at responding to my questions via email before we even got to Costa Rica...More

Thank taryn_marie1
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MADAboutDivingCR, General Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we really appreciate it! Pura vida!

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great dive/snorkel experience with Pablo and David! They were professional, caring (about the environment) and safe! Would highly recommend this company for the cano Dive tour!

Thank Michael C
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MADAboutDivingCR, General Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to recommend us!

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Just spent the last few days getting padi certified with Pablo and David. Our family included 3 teenagers who had some anxiety about diving. Pablo was great with them. Super calm and patient. He made everyone feel like everything was under control and was going...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We went scuba diving with MAD about Diving at the end of November. Meet up at the shop, meeting the owner who was taking us out by the open boat to Isla del Caño. The two hours boat ride to island was bumpy because of...More

Thank Henrik J
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MADAboutDivingCR, General Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes, unfortunately during the transition time from rainy to dry season the ocean can sometimes be choppy. Until next time!

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I had so much fun going diving, the sights were really neat and we saw a sea turtle, a few sharks, and plenty of stingrays. This was my first dive as a certified diver and it went really well. When we were on the beach,...More

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MADAboutDivingCR, General Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for taking to the time to write such a great review, pura vida!

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

I went with Mad About Diving to Cano Island to dive: about a 1.5 hour calm boat ride from Uvita. The setting was beautiful, and Pablo and his experienced crew made the dive and the whole experience extremely chill. The equipment was in great condition....More

Thank emuofevil
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MADAboutDivingCR, General Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for thanking the time to write such a great review, we always appreciate it! Cheers, L

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ANABELG5
19 August 2017|
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Response from MADAboutDivingCR | Property representative |
Hola, el tour de avistaje es normalmente a las 8:30 a.m. pero somos flexibles con los horarios dependiendo de las necesidades del grupo. Cualquier otra duda con mucho gusto!
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