We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rich Coast Diving

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Calle Central | Main Street, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 26700176
Website
Today
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: 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!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 219 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 191
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Most recent review
Super pro shop

We dove with them five days and all days were great. Nice boats. Very nice shop with lots of equipment. Staff was great. Panna is the greatest guide and instructor I've dove with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Scott T
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We dove with them five days and all days were great. Nice boats. Very nice shop with lots of equipment. Staff was great. Panna is the greatest guide and instructor I've dove with. Love his excitement and energy. The other instructors were great as well Barbara, Sebastian, Sergio and Marin were great as well. Lots to see here. Loved the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My son and I selected Rich Coast Diving to complete our dive certifications because of their reputation and experience. Not only were they highly professional and knowledgeable, the team are the nicest, funniest and warmest folk that you could wish to meet. Calum, our dedicated instructor, was patient, caring, kind and supportive - just what we needed for our first... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Go to choice for diving courses or refresher dives. Brenda and Martin are great and run a very professional operation. Dive masters are all very good and the shop is well stocked (not always the case in CR). I'm local and have never had a bad dive with Rich Coast.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Having never been diving and deciding to take the PADI open water dive course I was a little nervous. My instructor, Felipe, Brenda and all the staff at Rich Coast Diving I had interaction with helped put my mind at ease, were very patient with my learning needs and made it the most enjoyable water sport experience I have had.I... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband and I completed our open water certification with Rich Coast while on vacation. What an amazing experience!!!! We drove an hour from Flamingo Beach where we were staying, it was well worth the extra time. Everyone at Rich Coast is friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and just a great, fun group to learn and dive with. Our instructor Pana, was... More 

Review collected in partnership with this attraction

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monaco
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huntington, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Rich Coast Diving also viewed

Playas del Coco, Province of Guanacaste
Playas del Coco, Province of Guanacaste
 
Playas del Coco, Province of Guanacaste
Playa Ocotal, Province of Guanacaste
 

Been to Rich Coast Diving? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rich Coast Diving staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?