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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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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
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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 couple of days

It didn't start well - there was a mix-up on my booking and they thought i had cancelled when I didn't. This serves as a reminder to always re-confirm nearer the time, when you're... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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wales

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wales
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It didn't start well - there was a mix-up on my booking and they thought i had cancelled when I didn't. This serves as a reminder to always re-confirm nearer the time, when you're actually in-country (which I didn't). This was the only negative, and was corrected most professionally by Victor. I enjoyed the first days dives so much I... More 

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Thank molari
Pacific Coast D, Instructor at Pacific Coast Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks for writing us a review. We are glad that you found the staff friendly and professional. We like to give that little extra in your experience by helping everyone into their gear! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pacific Coast Dive Centre is awesome. I did the open water diving course and my dad did a refresher course with Hannah earlier this month. I had one day of pool training and two days on the boat for a total of 4 dives. The company was really easy to get in touch with and book the course even with... More 

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Thank Emily D
Pacific Coast D, Instructor at Pacific Coast Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your raving review about our Instructor Hannah. She has had many years experience and loves to teach beginners and, like you say, she does care for her students making it a much more personal experience for her students. We are so glad that you chose us for your diving course. Keep up the diving we would... More 

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in the Westin Playa Conchal this January and went diving with Pacific Coast Dive Center. They were amazing. the staff was very experienced, professional,extremely safe, equipment was in excellent condition, they have a large 2 floor boat, and great prices. I am a Dive Instructor and work for a large dive center in the Dominican... More 

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Thank jennifer v
Pacific Coast D, Instructor at Pacific Coast Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are glad to hear from a fellow professional that we are providing a good experience for people. You are welcome back anytime!! More 

Palmer, Alaska
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65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classic resort dive shop. Safety minded and good guide-diver ratio. Assembly line diving, get em geared, get in the water, get em out lets go home. Very friendly guides with diverse nationality (i.e. languages). I took the snorkel trip and from what I saw I didn't miss much from the SCUBA folks. probably not my first choice for a transfer... More 

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Thank alaskamusher
Pacific Coast D, Instructor at Pacific Coast Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks for writing us a review! We do like to have a structured trip as otherwise things don´t run quite so smoothly and we need to run on time for our clients. The visibility has been above average for months now so snorkelers are getting to see a lot of the marine life. More 

Buffalo, New York
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took this tour to snorkel. It was the first time I went on a snorkel trip where there were also divers. The guides were great and knowledgeable. The only downside was how many people were on the boat- it felt a little cramped. Overall a good experience!

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Thank Jennifer G
Pacific Coast D, Instructor at Pacific Coast Dive Center, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review! Sorry that you felt it was cramped, this was during the busiest time of the year, its not always like that! Glad it was still a good experience More 

California
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262 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's start with the positives. Pacific Coast Divers is a very efficient operation where things run on time and run well. The dive guides are very good and very friendly. The boat ride out to the dive site was only 30 minutes. On the other hand there were a few things that could be improved. The rental equipment does not... More 

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

Thanks very much for writing us a review. We do not have safety sausages on our rental gear but they are equipped with whistles. All dives are guided and divers return to the surface with their guides who do have safety sausages. We are going to look into this matter further, so thankyou for your comment. We do have a... More 

Duxbury, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We considered a snuba outing but didn't book early enough. Fortunately we connected with the PC Dive Center for an introductory dive, and it was so very cool, with outstanding coaches like Hanna and Juan. They are extraordinarily competent professionals.

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Thank Rick W
Pacific Coast D, Instructor at Pacific Coast Dive Center, responded to this review

Glad you had a great time diving here! Thanks for writing us a review! More 

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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love diving the Catalinas every time I go to the Pacific side of Costa Rica. I keep coming back to do it with Pacific Coast because they are true professionals and a fun group. They will take good care of you. Just a couple of days ago, saw the usual underwater critters and on the surface we saw dolphins... More 

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

Please keep on joining us whenever you can! Thanks for your review! More 

Minnesota
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 3 OW/AOW divers went with PCDC on two 2-tank dives to the Catalina Islands. We were picked up exactly on time, and driven to the dive shop where we were fitted for wet suits -3mm shorties were more than enough in the 85 degree seas. We were then driven in vans to the boat ramp, where we... More 

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

Thankyou very much for writing us a review. Sorry about the lack of fresh water rinse, with no marina it is very hard for us to get fresh water onto the boat, hopefully soon when the new marina is built it will be much easier! We do not have buckets specifically marked as we often have to use more than... More 

Mendon, Vermont, United States
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would like to start by saying the guides and crew are PHENOMENAL! Mika, Hannah, Charlie and Marcelo are a fun & engaging group of guides. Capt. Tony getting us to and from safely. and Juan (I think) getting everybody set and ready to go in a timely manner. The others (whose names escape me now) at the shop and... More 

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Thank Anna M
Pacific Coast D, Instructor at Pacific Coast Dive Center, responded to this review

Here in the Pacific ocean we see incredible changes day to day and during the year. The temperature range is so vast, 13ºC-36ºC that only a very few species of coral can exist here in these waters. Yearly average visibility is 30ft although this year with El niño we have seen many more months with an above average visibility and... More 

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