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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
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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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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Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Unparalleled customer service by Martin, Brenda and the rest of the gang. Being my first time ever even near Diving equipment, I felt completely backed by very well trained, experienced, and terrifically wonderful instructors. My girlfriend was nervous about the whole endeavor but their excellent instructing skills made her excited about our first dive. There had to be a reason... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Martin Van Gestel, the Course Director for Rich Coast, with his astounding 15,000 dive track record and seemingly unparalleled experience level, leads the ship with his wife Brenda, who also happens to be an incredibly experienced diver and Course Director. Prepare yourself for great diving, serious instruction, amazing stories, and a generally awesome time, as you embark on one of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I booked a trip to costa rica and decided to get PADI open water certified. Upon arrival at rich coast we met our instructor Martin and his assistant instructor Melissa. Also, Brenda who really keeps things running smoothly back at the shop when not diving, was super helpful when the visa system went down and allowed us... More 

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I booked a dive and hotel package through Rich Coast Diving. Everything was excellent, beginning with the pickup at the airport, accommodations at Toro Blanco and diving. The team was very friendly and helpful at all times. The dive masters were very skilled at pointing out underwater life of interest. Also, the dive masters were quite patient with underwater photographers.... More 

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