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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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I loved diving with the sharks

This small diving center in Costa Rica has everything that a good diver needs. Professional equipment,friendly staff and comfortable boat to arrive to the most beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 1, 2015
Ryan B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2015

Four of us went to Mad About Diving to take a trip to Caño Island and dive with the sharks. The dive shop has wonderful equipment and there was a ton of wildlife during the dive including sharks. My only complaint is that the dive master on our trip didn't follow the same instructions he gave us on the surface... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2015

This small diving center in Costa Rica has everything that a good diver needs. Professional equipment,friendly staff and comfortable boat to arrive to the most beautiful biodiversity hotspot for marine life in Costa Rica, Cano Island!!!!! We could see sea lots of colorful fishes and peaceful sharks resting! We'll never forget this experience!

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Province of Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2015

I received my dive certification with Mad About Diving in Uvita CR. They are terrific. Extremely willing to accommodate special requests and very professional. Dive master Pablo is experienced, professional and even compassionate. When my brain was doing funny things about not wanting to go underwater Pablo talked to me without frustration or impatience & got me re-engaged. BRING SUDAFED:... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2015

Mad About Diving is just the best dive company in Uvita. The owners and staff were wonderful. We had the best time and would visit with them again and again. We were not able to dive with them the first day because they were full, no surprise there so we went with another company in Uvita who charged us $25.00... More 

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Uvita & upon arrival had problems with our car. We advised the dive shop the day before we were due to arrive and without hesitation they collected us from our accommodation. The dive shop is owned by Laura (Costa Rican) and Paulo (Argentinian) both really nice/friendly/ customer focused people. Willing to share their knowledge of Costa Rica... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015

The trip was such fun. I have to admit I was a little nervous as I watched them launch the boat from shore. Oh but they are such pros and they did it without a single hickup. Then they back the boat up for us and you don't get wet except for your feet and ankles. I was amazed. We... More 

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Streamwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2015

Everyone was great. Our gear was all transported for us, we stopped when we saw dolphins and even turtles after we showed interest in seeing them. They could have just as easily continued on like most dive ops would but they went that extra step to make us happy. The fruit and the lunch (Empanadas) were great and plentiful. If... More 

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Cedar Grove,Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2015

Contacted Laura requesting a Cano trip with experienced divers. It took a couple of days but she contacted me when arranged and we had a great day diving with a good group. Pablo and his crew took us to the best available sites. Lots to see. He is pro above and below. Highly recommend.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2015

We used Mad About as our check out dive. My 11 year old and myself. If you have any safety concerns Pablo will put that at ease ASAP. He was a safety fanatic and never felt any concern for my 11 year old. We dove at the Whale Tail the first day, ok, green water and rocks, but great start... More 

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MADAboutDivingCR, General Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write a review! I think I may print it and highlight the "Laura is a Saint" for the office. Hope you've had some fun dives since your time with us. Cheers, L More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2014

Very knowledge about the area, currents, sights and even directing us to listen to the whales singing from miles away! We had 5 diving and 4 snorkeling- each group was extremely well handled. They accommodated our group as all 9 were together but he keeps the group small. His wife is darling and both make the experience a must for... More 

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MADAboutDivingCR, Manager at Mad About Diving, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you had such a great time with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we very much appreciate it! ~ L More 

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