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Punta Uva Dive Center

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Address: Punta Uva Beach | Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
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+506 2759 9191

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Shabby, but cool :)

First of all friendly. Second of all professional, although a bit too relaxed sometimes. One of us would enjoy the dives much more, if she were instructed to inflate the BCD more... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Warsaw, Poland
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I had the best time with Guillermo, Francisco and Osvaldo. I couldnt have asked for better conditions to do the open water certification, they are all very friendly, knowledgeable and patient. The visibility was great and we saw lots of marine wildlife. I couldnt recommend this place more :)

Thank Tara V
Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This outfit is scenically located near the beach and features great people but does not have a dock so uses fishing boats to get out to the dive sites. I did a two tank morning dive and was greatly disappointed by the terrible visibility (10-25 feet), lack of coral, and scarce marine life. We had to reach our dive sites... More 

Thank Dan_from_Maryland
Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

First of all friendly. Second of all professional, although a bit too relaxed sometimes. One of us would enjoy the dives much more, if she were instructed to inflate the BCD more than once when descending. The corals would also appreciate that ;) The gear is rather shabby, but works fine and we had no problems whatsoever underwater (unlike in... More 

1 Thank KatarzynaPe
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

I loved that place. Just learnt diving and did my certifications at the Punta Uva Dive Center is never the supervision of Guillermo. Very friendly, helpful and patient staff. Short ways/boat trips to the dive sites. Trustworthy and well maintained material. Dive sites very interesting and a lot to see. Thank you all a lot again!

Thank Markus I
Santa Ana, California
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Friendly helpful staff. Great location for easy and quick boat access to dive sites. Coral gardens is lovely and the earthquake site exceptional for its uniqueness. PV is the ultimate dive destination but the overall experience with this centre was so congenial and welcoming, it was an absolute pleasure to dive with them. I had my own equipment which they... More 

1 Thank Kathleen C
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This dive center is great, Guillermo and the guys are all super cool! We did a total of 4 dives with them and enjoyed them all, plus they will pick you up from your hotel and their beach is beautiful!

Thank Karen J
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Guillermo is the man. It's as easy as that. He's very knowledgeable, flexible, and got us through the PADI certification in a safe and fun environment. He was patient and took the time to answer all of our questions and concerns and made sure we were knowledgeable. By the end we were open water certified. Highly recommended.

Thank Da R
Alpine, Wyoming
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Guillermo was so flexible and knowledgeable. He helped certify me with my 4 open water dives and allowed my fiancé to tag along with us too. He really cared about safety, while making it an exceptionally fun experience. Truly exceeded expectations. The equipment was in great shape and it the location is just breathtaking. Seemed like it would be a... More 

Thank jcaulkins4
Walnut, California
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

Nice beach. Perfect ride with bicycle. See many birds and monkey on the way to Punta Una. Some part of the road was very breezy with many tress a long the road

Thank Rahma S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

Guillermo is a very friendly, laid back and knowledgeable dive instructor. Even though it was only me who signed up for diving that day, he decided to go out and I had a couple of great dives. Very quite and relaxed place. Dive sites are very close, only a few minutes by boat, and the equipment is in good condition.

2 Thank Sandra B

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