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“Great experience with a professional dive shop”
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Mad About Diving
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 20, 2012

My family of four went snorkeling and diving with Pablo on December 16, 2012. We had a great trip. We saw dolphins on our way out and many sea turtles on the way back. The first snorkeling outing wasn't great because of sea lice and jelly fish, but that is not the fault of Mad About Diving. The second snorkeling outing was much better. Both dives went very well with the highlight being the beautiful reef sharks. The equipment is all in good condition, the crew was professional and friendly and Pablo did a great job leading the dives (he was safe and professional). We checked out a few dive shops in this area and this was the best that we found. (It is very important to do your homework and check out a shop before you dive - they are not all the same!). We would definitely go diving with Pablo again.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had an amazing experience with Mad About Diving. Laura and Pablo were so helpful, attentive, warm and genuine, we felt very well taken care of. Pablo's patience with novice divers was much appreciated and his enthusiasm and knowledge were fantastic!
Cano island is lovrely. We had a couple exhillarating dives and saw all kinds of beautiful creatures, corals and rocks.
Go to Mad About Diving!

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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Pablo and his crew were extremely professional and took very good care of our family of 9. My son is 11 and although he was certified to dive, he had never been below 15 ft. Our first dive was going to be 40ft and as soon as my son was about 10 ft under the water he got scared and surfaced. Pablo resurfaced and very calmly talked to my son and told him to just look at Pablo's eyes and he would take him down. Very slowly Pablo took my son down. As soon as they were at 40 ft, my son gave a huge smile to Pablo. Pablo showed my family all sorts of marine life which was very enjoyable. The kids got to touch a shark and scratch a turtle's back. Pablo and his crew was very patient with my entire family. He gave my entire family a memory none of us will forget. Well worth the trip!!

Thank Kent R
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Mad About Diving provided an incredible diving experience for this family of five. We had never tried scuba diving before, but Pablo and his knowledgeable, focused, and courteous crew quickly had all of us confident about the equipment and safety. Our dive was amazing - everything from the dolphins leaping along side of our boat on the way to Cano Island to the sharks, rays and amazing sea life under the surface! Thank You, Mad About Diving for a perfect day we will never forget! We can't wait to do it all again!

Thank Cathy T
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

We dived at Cano Island on the 02.January 2012 with Pablo and his crew. Since learning to dive these were my first two dives in open water. It was great fun. My girlfriend has more experience (Maldives, Egypt, Bali). The organisation, boat trip, equipment, picnic, it´s was all very good and we can definitely recommend them.

Thank Martin G
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