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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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Dive trip w the fam

Omg It is so refreshing to find a vacation dive center w safety in mind! Most want your money and could care less about everything else. I went with my family, my wife and I are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Omg It is so refreshing to find a vacation dive center w safety in mind! Most want your money and could care less about everything else. I went with my family, my wife and I are experienced, my son 20 dives outside cert., and my daughter first dive after cert. safety first, then let the fun dive begin. From the... More 

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Troy, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

we were advised to go with this dive center by a diver in the center I train in upon telling them I was going to Costa Rica. I am not new to diving as I assist in scuba instructing and have 1300 + dives under my belt. I took my wife and 11 year daughter ( her very first ocean... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Our dive masters and the boat crew were wonderful! Everyone was super nice and helpful and wanted to make sure that everyone had a great experience. I went diving with my family and got to see lots of sharks, seahorses, eels and other animals that I did not see in the other oceans that I have dived in. I highly... More 

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MONTEREY
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7 reviews
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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
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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 

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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
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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
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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
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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 

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Address: Centro Comercial Arena #1, Playa Flamingo 50301, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 00506 2654 6175
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Flamingo
Open Hours:
Monday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 1:00 pm

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