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Address: Next to Los Delfines Restaurant, Uvita, Costa Rica
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+506 2743 8019
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MAD ABOUT DIVING is the only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in...

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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Rule the Costa Rican Depths

We included a Costa Rican scuba dive on our vacation to Costa Rica. There really aren't that many dive options (Costa Rican beaches are more for surfing) but Cano island (the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2016
Bernard G
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

We included a Costa Rican scuba dive on our vacation to Costa Rica. There really aren't that many dive options (Costa Rican beaches are more for surfing) but Cano island (the full day dive option) was pretty good. When you arrive at Mad About Diving (it's set inland near the Ballena Beach entrance), you get outfitted and introduced to your... More 

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MADAboutDivingCR, General Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this review

What a great way to start the year! Thank you for taking the time to write such a splendid review! More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Pablo knows his subject and the equipment is all of an excellent standard. My partner went diving and I went snorkeling. Visibility is better further away from Cano Island and it really depends on the time of year. It's hotter than normal for the last week of December, including the water, which means fewer fish. We still saw a lot... More 

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MADAboutDivingCR, General Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this review

Thank you Zoe for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, we really appreciate it! More 

Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

My son and his wife and I had never been scuba diving before and while in Costa Rica in July we decided to give it a try. We picked Pablo's company because of the Trip Adviser reviews and we were not disappointed. After a beginners lesson in a pool next to Pablo's dive shop we were ready to go. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

I did my padi open water course with mad about diving and i am glad I did it. Mad about diving is a small diving centre and that s a benefit. Pablo gave the padi course one on one. So I was sure to get enough attention and could ask whenever I was unsure about something. He also adeps to... More 

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Stevensville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

We really enjoyed this trip! We had a group of 6, and we were the only ones snorkeling for the day (one other guy was diving). We had a blast with the beach launch, saw whales on our way over, and learned a lot about the area from the guide. Snorkeling was great - the water was super clear and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

I can say that that Pablo is a great instructor and diver. He teached my kids (10 and 11 years old) to dive. he did it very professional and with a lot of fun. My kids became excited divers and on they first dive we saw manta rays, sharks, turtles and a lot of other fishes. Good food and nice... More 

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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

We had a great experience in a tour to Isla del Caño with Mad about Diving. The boat is comfortable and the staff were very experienced and helpful. The diving and scuba was impressive. Our son enjoyed diving while my husband and I did snorkel, and all the family had a great time. The water was so clear that you... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We found Mad About Diving via the PADI website, as they are a PADI 5 star dive shop. Our experiences with them simply reinforced this reputation. They were very friendly and responsive to us via email and phone even though it is the wet season. Because of lack of visibility near the coast in the wet season, they recommended that... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, we very much appreciate it! Cheers, Laura More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

My husband and I were having trouble finding a company that would take us for a snorkel trip to Cano Island since this was the "slow" season. Mad About Diving was responsive to our emails, and fit us in for a trip, which was wonderful. At first, we felt like we might be just tag-alongs to the divers, but that... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we very much appreciate it! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

I went to Cano Island with Mad About Diving and highly recommend them. They are a small shop, but have everything you need and the rental gear is in great shape. Pablo took us out and he has a wealth of knowledge about all the dive sites and cares about diving responsibly to protect the gorgeous marine park. The rest... More 

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