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Pacific Coast Dive Center

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Address: Centro Comercial Arena #1, Playa Flamingo 50301, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 00506 2654 6175
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6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Description: 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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Great people and Great operation

From the transportation from our hotel to the boat everything was perfect and pleasant. I was the diver and my wife was the snorkeler. They took care of my wife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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MONTEREY
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

From the transportation from our hotel to the boat everything was perfect and pleasant. I was the diver and my wife was the snorkeler. They took care of my wife very well while she was snorkeling. We had two dive masters whose main concern was my safety. Equipment was changed and checked thoroughly before hand. Our two dives today at... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I just completed six dives with Pacific Coast Divers. The marine life on and around the Catalina Islands is healthy and only about a 40 min boat ride from the marina. We came face to face with tons of fish, a dozen rays, ½ dozen sharks and 2 sea horses. One sea horse was approx. 10 inches tall. It was... More 

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

We are glad to have been able to show you something that is one of the coolest things you have seen in all your diving so far!! We love our seahorses too! Thanks for writing us a review, come back some day and keep blowing bubbles!! More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went diving with them on 2 trips and had a great experience. Was picked up at our house and dropped back off by Pacific Coast. Did 4 great dives with them on 2 separate days and both were just awesome. The dive masters and crew were very professional, did their jobs with enthusiasm and provided great dives. Cannot say enough... More 

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us at Pacific Coast Dive Center. We are lucky that our dive guides, despite some of them diving here nearly everyday for 9+yrs, remain enthusiastic about all the marine life we have here. Keep blowing bubbles! More 

New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I've been diving since the 90's and my experience with the dive and with the dive masters was great. They were attentive and explained things in English and Spanish and made sure that the dives were safe and easy-going. However one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch and their bad apple was their driver Virgilio or Virginio. I requested... More 

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

We are so glad to hear that you had a great time with good service on the boat with us when you were here. We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the transport and had to walk to the dive shop and that you sustained this unfortunate injury in that time. We will address this issue,... More 

Whippany, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you haven't tried scuba, and you're in Costa Rica, take the Disocver Scuba class with Pacific Coast Dive Center. This experience will teach you the basics of scuba and provide a guide to support you on your first two dives in the beautiful Catalina Islands. The staff were absolutely amazing, and the experience was incredible. I debated for a... More 

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed your Discover Scuba with us. Our instructors are highly experienced in taking Discover Scuba divers for their first dives here. Now time to get certified!! Pura Vida! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My wife and I did 3 days of 2-tank dives with this company, which had its positives and negatives. POSITIVES: The divemasters were great. Very fun people to be around, and they are very very safe. They picked us up all the way in Playa Grande every morning with no extra charge, which was much appreciated. The diving was very... More 

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

Thanks for writing us a review. We are glad that on the whole you had a great experience with us. It is difficult when we are in high season and so busy, to be able to give everyone on the boat, or in-water groups, the attention that they may need. We try to group people together so that they will... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I am certified padi diver (rescue diver). I took a half day to dive in catallina. It was not as good as I expected. I had three discontents: - bad equipment for divers. We had 3mm suits (very very old, legs were 0 to 1 mm) for 21 degrees celsius water. Not enough ! (5 to 7 mm are recommended... More 

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

We are extremely sorry that you felt that your experience was not a good one. When the temperature of the water is cooler we offer people 2 wetsuits so that they can be more comfortable. We apologise if you had been overlooked for this on the day that you came diving. Staff are required to provide all of their own... More 

Strathmore, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went on two of five dives already and have been treated extraordinarily well! Staff know what they are doing and serve everyone in detail! They take care of your equipment for you and are friendly and helpfull. Their main boat had a breakdown in the midst of the dive (that was not an upkeep or age issue by the way)... More 

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

We are glad that you had a great time diving with us despite the problems we were having with the boat!! These things occassionally happen so thanks for appreciating it as an unavoidable issue, and as you say luckily other companies here are happy to help whenever needed! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review, maybe you... More 

Washington DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I highly recommed diving with Pacific Coast Dive Center. Another dive shop canceled on me twice and I ended up booking with Pacific Coast Dive Center at the recommendation of my hotel. They picked me up and dropped me off from Playa Grande for no extra charge. The dive master, Mauricio, and all the staff on the boat was super... More 

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

We are glad that you came diving with us and had a good time. Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. Keep blowing bubbles! More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I loved going on the snorkeling excursion. We booked it with Douglas and found him to be knowledgeable and trustworthy. Furthermore, one of the instructors, Orlando, took pictures the entire time and then emailed them to me for free! We saw a sting ray, starfish, puffer fish, etc.The entire experience was well-organized and rewarding.

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your snorkeling experience with us. We hope the photos will bring you great memories for years to come! Pura Vida More 

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