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Mad About Diving

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Next to Los Delfines Restaurant, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Great trip out to Cano Island

Tree of Life Cabinas (who are excellent, btw) recommended MAD diving to us for a trip out to Cano... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
PaulClaireManchester
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Exceptional service and great dive experience with MAD !

We stayed at Manuel Antonio in May and planned to take a break from the Monkeys and Sloths by... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
Alex P
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California
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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 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...More

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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...More

Thank Alex P
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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...More

Thank Schris22
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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...More

Thank TiffanyR_11
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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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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....More

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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...More

Thank dmoody6240
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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,...More

Thank sramirez8425
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

We were visiting friends in the area and they suggested we go snorkeling to Isla de Cano. I can't talk about the proceedings to book anything - but from the moment we arrived I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Pablo and Laura are just two of...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2016

It was really ambitious task to please family with 2 divers and 2 children, 6 and 4 y.o. but they did it very well :) diving one by one, a little bit snorkeling with children, very nice stay on the island... GREAT LUNCH... :)))) See'ya...More

1  Thank Tete_Thylander
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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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