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Mad About Diving

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Address: Next to Los Delfines Restaurant, Uvita, Costa Rica
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+506 2743 8019

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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Snorkeling in Costa Rica

Had a fantastic time today on the day snorkeling trip to Cano Island with Mad About Diving. Water was clear and we saw numerous different types of fish at the island. After some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2017
Lutherville, MD
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Lutherville, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic time today on the day snorkeling trip to Cano Island with Mad About Diving. Water was clear and we saw numerous different types of fish at the island. After some fresh pineapple and watermelon, we rested on the beach, then went to a second snorkeling spot. The visibility was poor, but our trip guide Pablo, our snorkeling... More 

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Cocolalla, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Pablo and Laura are a wonderful young couple and have created the best diving experience I have ever had. Small group, good gear, and the Cano Island locations to dive were amazing. I found the sea life to uber abundant and beautiful. I would come back here to dive in Costa Rica.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Completed my open water dive certification with Mad about diving in Uvita, Costa Rica. The instructor Pablo was honest, excellent and very thorough, he explained everything and made me feel at ease. The dive shop and equipment is clean and organized, and everything worked well. It was easy to book. We were a group of 4 and we booked 5... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

4 in our family did the diving at Cano Island and 2 of us did the snorkel excursion. Saw flying fish on the boat ride out to the reserve which was awesome! Our first dive was amazing as far as variety of fish and quantity . Pablo was amazing with our youngest daughter who got a panic attack. He was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I just did my advanced certification w Mad About Diving and my boyfriend tagged along for the dives. We did 2 days of diving (Ballena and Isla del Cano) and had great experiences both days. The diving was great, the island was the best w tons of large sea life, great visibility, and giant schools of fish. Not only that,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Went out to both scuba and snorkel (2 of us were certified, 2 weren't), and had a great time. They keep the groups small, and Pablo and his crew were great, making sure we all had great experiences. His wife (sorry, I forget her name) was awesome to, going so far as to help us find transportation down south the... More 

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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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Cleveland Ohio USA
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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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