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Address: Next to Los Delfines Restaurant, Uvita, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +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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Awesome diving place and service

We booked a day of snorkeling for my wife and scuba dive for me with Laura and Pablo. When we arrived I alerted Pablo that even though I'm certified my last five was 30 years ago... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a day of snorkeling for my wife and scuba dive for me with Laura and Pablo. When we arrived I alerted Pablo that even though I'm certified my last five was 30 years ago. He immediately calmed me down and promised me a safe and enjoyable diving. When we got to Cano Island Pablo rearranged the diving schedule... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Our 5 teenage girl group did a combo DSD/OpenWater dive excursion to Cano Island with Pablo and his crew. The 1 hr boat ride is an adventure in itself. The dive sites were fine, with emphasis on lotsa fish more than colorful reefs. Seeing reef sharks is always a treat. The equipment was well maintained, the snacks were plentiful and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Tree of Life Cabinas (who are excellent, btw) recommended MAD diving to us for a trip out to Cano Island and it did not disappoint! Pablo our guide took us out with three other divers, we hadn't dived in a year but he quickly made us feel confident again in the water. Cano Island itself is absolutely beautiful, with a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stayed at Manuel Antonio in May and planned to take a break from the Monkeys and Sloths by diving off the Costa Rica coast. It was the start of the wet season and after doing some research I decided to go to Cano Island but had a difficult time finding a way to get there from Quepos. The normal,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

It was a struggle to find a dive shop in Uvita that would respond to e-mails. For busy people that want to communicate via e-mail, Mad About Diving is the way to go. I signed up for a 2 dive trip to Cano Island and my wife went snorkeling. Pablo was the dive master and I felt entirely comfortable with... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We booked our son to do the open water part of his PADI training while we were on holiday in Costa Rica. He is 12 years old and we were a little worried about him diving for the first time in the ocean. However once we met Pablo the instructor our anxieties reduced significantly. He was very friendly and professional... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

This was by far one of the biggest highlights of my trip to Costa Rica. The staff was very friendly. The location is so beautiful.

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We chose Mad About Diving for our recent vacation to Costa Rica and so happy we decided to use them. Laura and Pablo were so friendly and professional. We had to do a refresher dive before going to Cano and everything worked out so nicely. The trip to Cano island was amazingly smooth, we got very lucky on the wind... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Our kids ages 10, 12 and 14 completed their open water dives for their Junior Open Water dive certification with MAd About Diving. Pablo and David were excellent. There were thorough and very safe. The diving at Cano island was amazing with lots of docile White Tip Reef Sharks, rays and garden eels. Pablo took some amazing pictures for us... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Pablo and his team were awesome. We went snorkeling while others went diving, had a great guide (David), and we had a terrific time. We went for two rounds of snorkeling in different spots with rest and snacks in between. We saw tons of fish, rays, corals, and a shark or two.Our favorite part was the home made empanadas Pablo... More 

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