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Pacific Coast Dive Center

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Address: Centro Comercial Arena #1, Playa Flamingo 50301, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2654 6175
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06:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 16:00
Sat 06:30 - 13:00
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We are a dedicated long established group of professional divers based in...

We are a dedicated long established group of professional divers based in Flamingo, providing full diving equipment, guided dives, dive experiences (no experience necessary),dive courses and scenic transfers to and from your accomodation.We are happy to provide you with the largest diving boat in the area, so come and enjoy a unique experience with our team.

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US$ 60.00*
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Snorkeling at Catalina Island
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US$ 110.00*
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2-Dive Tour in Catalina Islands
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US$ 160.00*
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Introductory Scuba Diving Tour

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Devil Rays, White Tip Reef Sharks

I did 2 days, a total of 4 dives. On day one I was with PCDC. I was originally supposed to be with The Aqua Center. The dive centers have a reciprocal agreement. The crew was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cutchogue, New York
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Cutchogue, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did 2 days, a total of 4 dives. On day one I was with PCDC. I was originally supposed to be with The Aqua Center. The dive centers have a reciprocal agreement. The crew was great, very professional. The dive sites great. Their boat very comfortable. On the second day I was with the Aqua Center. See them for... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Had the pleasure of doing a 2 tank dive with this group in early October, didn't know what to expect as booked via our resort. Needless to say we were very happy they chose Pacific Coast. Transportation was arranged and met at the dive shop, then off to Playa Flamingo to head to Catalina Island. Hannah was the DM and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I decided to do my PADI open water course with the guys from the pacific coast dive center and it's one of the best choices I've made in CR. Everything was very well planned and organized from beginning to end which made it all seem super professional. I felt extremely comfortable training with the staff who is very attentive at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I did my certificate one year ago and didn't dive since. The PCDC took me from my hostel in Tamarindo to the dive boat. After paying 100$ for 2 dives and trying on the suiting gear in the dive shop they took us to out to the dive site. Even though I didn't remember how to check my gear completely... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The operator and dive guides were good, but the diving isn't for everyone. Visibility at the Catalina islands was pretty poor during our dives, roughly 15-20 ft when you got to the bottom. Enjoyed seeing some whitetip sharks, but with current and visibility, I probably wouldn't do it again (unless it was Manta Ray season)

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Top notch service! Caring crew! Safety first! Jorge was unbelievable with our young kids and teenager!!! We competed our open water and pool certification with Jorge and his staff. They were very patient wit our family.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

My partner and I did two dives with the Pacific Coast Dive Center. The staff was great. They provided transportation to and from Brasilito. We are certified divers, but we hadn't been on a dive in about a year and the master divers really made us feel comfortable. On the two dives, we saw a shark, many fish, and a... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

My wife and I did a series of 5 2-dive days with Pacific Coast starting May 17, 2016. All the dives were done at the Catalina islands off the coast of Playa Flamingo which was about a 40 minute boat ride. The dives were professionally supervised by a well trained and very courteous team. The boat is spacious and well... More 

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Pacific Coast D, instructor at Pacific Coast Dive Center, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had a good time diving with us despite conditions being different to what you are used to. The Pacific just never seems to stop moving! Thanks for taking the time to write a review! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I originally only planned on snorkeling in Las Catalinas, but when I got to the dive shop, Hanna and Mika told me they had a few dropouts. I hadn't done a dive in a year following my advanced certification and they assured me there would be enough masters to go down comfortably. It was a blast and everyone was super... More 

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Pacific Coast D, instructor at Pacific Coast Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for writing us a review! We are glad you had a great time whilst diving with us. We frequently inspect and maintain our equipment to make sure it is in good working order, some of it has a lot of 'experience' to show! More 

Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

My son and I dove three days with PCDC. The planning and orchestration was seamless with Victor...the rides too and from the boat launch were easy and quite frankly we didn't have to do anything...Victor and Hanna and their team made it so easy for us...My son got certified while there and Hanna was patient and fun in the process.... More 

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Pacific Coast D, instructor at Pacific Coast Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for writing us a review! We are so pleased that you had a fun trip with us and were able to see such a wide range of our marine life. More 

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