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Rich Coast Diving

Address: Calle Central | Main Street, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 26700176
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The only PADI 5* CDC center in Costa Rica .We take you diving to encounter sharks, rays and of...
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Owner description: 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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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A friend recommended Rich Coast because he had done his Dive Master certification there many years ago. I rely heavily on word-of-mouth for dive shop recommendations, and I was not disappointed with Rich Coast. The owners, Brenda and Martin van Gestel, run a very professional, yet fun, dive operation in the popular Papagayo Gulf area of Costa Rica. Brenda responded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I did my Padi Open water course with Rich coast diving and it exceeded all my expectations! Brenda was very helpful and very quick to respond via email in helping me to arrange the course to fit in around my holiday and accommodation. When I arrived all the staff were very friendly and welcoming. My Instructor 'Pana' was epic, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We came in on short notice and tight schedule to see if we could squeeze in a refresher course while in the area. The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly - signed us up for the next day and on top of that called up contacts to find us a great hotel to stay during a busy time. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Dive masters are all friendly. Gotta love being able to walk to the beach and be to the dive site in 30 minutes. Would use them again for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I did my Open Water Course, Advanced and Shark specialty at Rich Coast Diving. Instructors and guides are all highly professional and made me feel very comfortable. The team at Rich Coast Diving were helpful, fun and courteous. Diving in Coco is amazing! There is a lot of different marine life. We saw sharks, spotted eagle rays, stingrays and seahorses.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Riche Coast Diving - found by chance in the internet. Promptly responding. Easy in staying in touch. Friendly. Helpful. Perfectly equipped, skilled, experienced. Focused much on safety and fun, in the same time (hard to reach!) Great instructors (my favourite are Pana Banana and Maureen) - kisses! Numerous diving spots with white tipped sharks, octopus, rayas, turtles, sea horses, spotted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I took both my Open Water and Advanced Open Water certificates at Rich Coast Diving and I had an excellent time. The instructor I had, Philippe, was outstanding and I learned really fast and soon felt at home under water. I was recommended Rich Coast Diving and chose it for its' professionalism - they indeed maintain a very high quality... More 

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Clayton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have been diving in Costa Rica for years and continue to return to Playa Del Coco again and again. After trying different dive shops, I have found my home with Rich Coast Diving!!! Shop is located in the middle of town and is well stocked with the essential, boats are maintained, and I can't say enough about the staff.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Just another dive shop. Average, not good not bad. Usual dive boat. I did the morning two tank local dive . Not a lot to see. I know they have no control over visibility but with poor visibility on the first dive the captain brought us in even closer to the beach and shore for the second dive with even... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I went to Playas del Coco and only planned only doing a couple of dives. After researching the dive shops in the area, I selected Rich Coast Diving and could not have been any happier. The owners, Martin and Brenda, are an exceptional team and went out of their way to make sure that everything was to my satisfaction. I... More 

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