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Address: Calle Central | Main Street, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2670 0176
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00

The only PADI 5* CDC center in Costa Rica .We take you diving to encounter...

The only PADI 5* CDC center in Costa Rica .We take you diving to encounter sharks, rays and of course the famous Catalina islands to swim with the giant mantas and the to safe the best for last...Bat islands to seek the adrenaline of the bull sharks encounters!We take our courses serious combined with fun and lots of dives. Join us for any course and we will make sure you feel at home here in Costa Rica where the diving is pristine!

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I did my open water certificate with Rich Coast Instructor, Floor and her assistant Ed. They are both amazing! Always very calm and patient. I felt like everything was always... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Nowra, Australia
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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I did my open water certificate with Rich Coast Instructor, Floor and her assistant Ed. They are both amazing! Always very calm and patient. I felt like everything was always under control. They have given me the confidence to dive! And inspired me to continue dive training. I HIGHLY recommend Rich Coast Dive and I HIGHLY recommend Floor as an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband visited Costa Rica in February and we were looking for place where to do our Adventure Open Water course. Rich Coast Diving was a great choice. Not only that it was the best value for money (they offered 1 fun dive on top of the 5 dives during the course) but they were very helpful and... More 

Thank Denisa R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great people and they keep a low ratio of dive masters to divers which is super important. Good equipment, nice boat and great location for a quick ride out to many diving sites just off Playa Coco

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent experience through all three days of training, from our introductory pool dives through all of our open water dives. Sergio was an incredible teacher and was both friendly and patient as we were both completely new to diving. By the end of the trip we felt very comfortable in the water and can't wait to dive... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went out snorkelling yesterday! The people are very professional and kind. I loved the prices cuz everyone else was double. They were located a few blocks from the beach. The staff took the time to get to know us as we were heading out to our location. And they didn't push for a tip! No pressure! Definitely recommend this... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Fantastic training, great staff, and amazing diving. I recently returned to Rich Coast for my 3rd visit, this visit I was there to do some additional training, and of course do some diving! Three years prior I did my Padi Instructor Certification course here, and 3 years prior I did my first dive with Rich Coast when I got my... More 

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Last week we did a two tank dive with Rich Coast. I was pretty worried as I am a new diver (that was my 13 and 14th dive) and had heard the visibility was poor in the area and we may see sharks. We dove with Francesco as our dive master and with Che as our dive master trainee. They... More 

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Brenda_v_G, Director of Sales at Rich Coast Diving, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, I am glad you had a good time and don't worry about the wetsuit next time, we have plenty on stock in all sizes :) Brenda More 

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I just completed my PADI Open Water diving certification at Rich Coast Diving and my experience was 100% quality the whole way through thanks to the incredible staff and professionalism at Rich Coast Diving! Our instructor Calum was very knowledgeable and made sure that we understood all the technicalities that learning how to scuba dive entails. He was thorough, friendly... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Brenda, Martha, Sergio, Louis, and the German Backpacker were all very helpful, polite, knowledgeable and patient with my first time diving. If you want to try scuba, do it with them. The equipment is in great shape, the instruction is thorough and they have enough staff to accommodate new divers. We plan to come again to Playas del Coco and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

So I took my diving class (classroom & pool) in Chicago and decided to get my open water dives out of the way while in CR for vacation. I was able to do 4 dives over 2 days with Rich Coast Diving. Cullum was my instructor and he was just awesome! We dived at 3 different locations. I was able... More 

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