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Address: Calle Central | Main Street, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
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+506 2670 0176
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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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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Great shop to dive with

Just spent 6 diving days on a 2 week vacation to Costa Rica, and was very happy to have found Rich Coast Diving. Very professional dive operation with helpful and cheery staff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Miran K
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent 6 diving days on a 2 week vacation to Costa Rica, and was very happy to have found Rich Coast Diving. Very professional dive operation with helpful and cheery staff. As a PADI dive master training centre, there were many new people in the shop, but the people they have there are all very personable and competent people.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just recently received my Open Water PADI certification through RCD and I couldn't be more pleased with their professionalism. Rich was my dive master and new to RCD, and what a great addition to their team. He was very thorough in his instruction and I felt very comfortable and safe learning from the what I consider to be one... More 

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went last week for a snorkeling trip with Rich Coast Diving. There was a group of six of us. My 79 yo mother was along for the trip, and the respect and care they showed her was amazing. I felt as though we were incredibly well taken care of. There was not a heartbeat during our excursion when I... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did 6 dives with RCD, including a couple at the Catalina Islands. Visibility about 20-30 ft on all dives (not RCD's fault), water temp 70-76F @ depth. Saw manta rays, white tail sharks, eels, variety of star fish, & several schools of various fish. Mostly rocks instead of coral. Had a few coordination issues w/RCD including start time on one... More 

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back again for my yearly trip. When I booked my trip with Brenda which is Always a Fast and Easy. I was told their was a big staff turnover this year and was a little nervous. I was wrong they have brought in some New Amazing Staff. Diving the week of Jan 9-17 was was an odd week in Playa... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I get that snorkelling is not nearly as extensive as dicing, but I just wanted to say what an incredible first snorkelling experience I had with these folks at Rich Coast. It's right on the main street and you can't miss it. My partner and I arrived at Del Coco on a whim, found Rich Coast, and booked a snorkelling... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

friendly staff. Nice dive sites. Fair to poor visibility, but that was the week we were there not the dive shop's fault. I hear tell it's usually pretty good. I was happy with my day dives. the night dive was a cluster,,,,,,, I was disappointed with a couple of my friends trying a discovery dive. they were afraid of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Rich Coast is a PADI 5-Star IDC so you are diving with instructors that train instructors and some very good dive masters too. They have three or four boats which means they have the contingency to deal with issues and organise boats according to who wants to do what and the various standards of groups. We had the opportunity to... More 

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Brenda_v_G, Owner at Rich Coast Diving, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Martin and yes, Fernando is also an instructor :) I love your pictures esp the one of our captain :) Do you mind sending me some? thanks and hope to see you again some day More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I dove with rich coast from Dec 30th - Jan 7. I dove 10 times and my wife dove 8 (she was sick for two of them. We are both rescue diver certified and we had a BLAST with them. very safe and very friendly. We both found that all DM's were experience and friendly, we especially enjoyed our time... More 

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North Platte, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Everyone at Rich Coast Diving was 1st class! The staff always put safety at the top of the list with client enjoyment a close 2nd. Equipment was well maintained and staff well versed in marine life identification and areas to dive. If/when we return to the Coco area we will not even consider anyone else to dive with! If I... More 

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