About Us

We are the top local scuba diving centre, and only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre in the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. PADI, or the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is the largest association of recreational divers in the world.

Dive, snorkel or train with us and find out first hand why so many clients make us their number one choice.We recognize certification cards from all other diving associations.

Who We Are

MAD About Diving is run by PADI Instructor Pablo Piedra and his wife Laura Ruiz and their local crew.

Why Choose MAD?

You get more:  Our prices are all inclusive; No imposed maximum bottom time other than dive charts, High quality equipment with antibacterial mouthpieces, Small groups. Highest quality training. Experience. Safety first. Quality boats

We invite you to visit Costa Ballena on the Southern Pacific coast. If you are coming to Costa Rica to explore wide expanses of unspoiled nature, lush tropical forests that still have tons of wildlife and gorgeous pristine beaches, then Costa Ballena is definitely a place you want to visit. We are located in Bahia Ballena…

We had a wonderful time. You have a great team and everybody is so friendly and helpful. It was really nice to have all the equipment set up for us – what great service.You guys are doing so much, keep up the good work. We will definitely dive with you the next time we go to Costa Rica…….

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