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Address: Next to Los Delfines Restaurant, Uvita, Costa Rica
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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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Memorable Time with Pablo at Cano Island

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 May 2016
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Houston, Texas
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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 4 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 23 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 14 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the friendliest people you will meet. We checked in and then walked to the beach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 nex time! Thomas and family :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

The whole process of dealing with Mad About Diving was a pleasure from start to finish. Laura was very quick and helpful by email and in person. The centre set up was professional and relaxed. We booked the two dive trip to Caño islands - your day includes boating from and to two beautiful wildlife reserves, chilling out on the... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days of diving we did with Pablo and Mad About Diving at Cano Island. Everything about this outfit is first class and personable. Laura in the office was very helpful. Day one our large party was split with divers and snorkelers and we all had a memorable trip. Second day was just the divers --... More 

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