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Rich Coast Diving

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The only PADI 5* CDC center in Costa Rica with the only Platinum Course Director. Join us for dives to encounter sharks, rays and big schools of fish. From May to Nov we take you to the famous Catalina islands to swim with the giant mantas and to...more
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Calle Central | Main Street, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
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+506 2670 0176
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Rich Coast exceeded my expectations. I went 3 days in a row, had a different dive master each day, and all 3 of them were professional, safe and super friendly. (Shout out to Kelly, Orneila and Sam! Hope one of you ladies get that steak...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the minute they picked me up from my Resort and gave me my lessons it was an absolute awesome experience!! The price in my opinion was phenomenally cheap!! The staff was extremely helpful and extremely knowledgeable! Through the whole experience they made me feel...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I completed my Divemaster course with Rich Coast Diving in October. There was plenty of variety and I got a fair idea of what it would be like to work in a dive centre. The whole team; instructors, Divemasters, captains, and other DMTs were very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything in this facility goes smooth starting with the emailing to Brenda, I had many questions and she stayed polite and to the point. I emailed a neighbor shop but the second reply took forever plus Michael got pretty rude. The diving was good, but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I used Rich Coast Diving and we couldn't be more pleased. We were in contact with them several weeks out and they were very helpful and responded in a timely manner. My dive guide, Ornella, was fantastic. She made sure I saw...More

Thank Justin M
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I came to Rich Coast Diving to get my Open Water Certification. I would have to say that my experience couldn't have been better. The Dive Instructor, Thomas, was incredible. His assistant Nathan was a tremendous help as well. The learning experience was focused on...More

Thank joel s
Brenda_v_G, Owner at Rich Coast Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

You're welcome​ :)

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

You want/need to brush up on your diving skills? Then you want to do so with the staff at RICH COAST DIVING. Want genuinely cheerful people to take you diving? Then you want to do so with the staff at Rich Coast Diving. Want to...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

There is no way to tell you how you feel when you enter this dive center , you will not feel as a custommer but as a friend , as a familly member . I did close to 50 dives within' 2 travels with them...More

Thank 159karlj
Reviewed 9 September 2018

While I got there for my Advance diver certification, they push to oversell the Shark certification. Which as nothing to do with helping to dive with sharks...as they told me...and of course it was extra. Many places were offering accommodation included with a local hostel...More

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Brenda_v_G, Owner at Rich Coast Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

I am sorry about your expeirence. The shark specialty is optional and we are not helping sharks during the course, instead we make you aware that sharks are endagered and this way we hope you spread the word. Sorry it did not meet up with...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

TOM was great! He was very thorough with teaching us how to scuba dive but still kept things really fun.

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U2046LJevab
30 October 2018|
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Response from Brenda_v_G | Property representative |
We have had some red tide, but it is clearing up
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Keith-RetiredGuy
24 February 2018|
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JUne is actually better. Like Judy mentions, it is not Caribbean OUr viz changes from 2 to 20 meters and we can have great days and lesser days. less visibility brings more rays. but June is a good period to come, it is... More
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BlairMadison_WI
9 February 2017|
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Response from Brenda_v_G | Property representative |
We have several boats with the larger one having only 12 people on board. Our groups are max 4-5 divers per guide with a back up if needed.
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