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About Rich Coast Diving
The only PADI 5* CDC center in Costa Rica with the only Platinum Course Director. Join us for dives to encounter sharks, rays and big schools of fish. From May to Nov we take you to the famous Catalina islands to swim with the giant mantas and to safe the best for last...from Nov to May we visit the Bat islands to seek the adrenaline of the bull sharks encounters! We take our courses serious combined with fun and lots of dives. Take your first breath underwater with us or take the step to divemaster or instructor. We offer the full range of PADI courses. Sign up for our GO Pro Internship for 3 months or join us for a day; we will make sure you feel at home here in Costa Rica where the diving is pristine!
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I stayed in playa coco with no real plan. Made a dive trip of it when I happened up rich coast! Great service. Instructors made me feel very comfortable after several years since my previous dive trip. Great price, great experience! 3 new dive certs...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chillycheeks
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm recently open water certified (7 dives under my belt), so my boyfriend and I chose Rich Coast Diving as our shop of choice in Costa Rica. We're really glad we did! We booked a 2 tank local dive in the AM. By the end...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank daniellerUSA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this place first because it is a five star shop , second because it was close to my hotel . After diving with them I saw why they are five star . The dive masters are well trained . The fact that they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anthony D
Brenda_v_G, Owner at Rich Coast Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much and I will pass the message on to Sam.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When it comes to diving this guys are the best in playas del coco, their equipment is well maintained, the staff is friendly, super professional and very safe. We did our open water diver certification with them. It was all flawless. Brenda and Martin are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank IATAtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Martin, Brenda, Tom, and team are good people. Both Martin and Tom were great dive masters, and we had 3 really fun dives! Wouldn't hesitate to dive with them again. Nate and Anna - Charlotte, NC

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our holidays with Rich Coast Diving. We dove 21 dives in ten Days. I’m sure we did not see everything there was to see , so I guess we will be back as soon as we can. Sorry I cannot drop any names...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AZ379
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This dive shop is my favorite in Costa Rica, with a friendly and professional staff. Owned by Brenda and Martin, they make you feel like family. It is impressive how they collaborate in so many environmental programs locally, besides been active members in the town's...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mauricio M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved scuba diving with Rich Coast. We went out to the Catalina Islands (the cats) and had a lovely time. We went on two dives and each was wonderful - we missed out on seeing any giant mantas but did see plenty of nurse sharks,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time diving in Costa Rica and it did not disappoint! Everyone at the shop was super nice and welcoming. Took great care of the gear I bought. Great diving with Johnny and Tom. They pointed out large and small creatures and was very patient...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mannymanatee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had four nice dives with the team at Rich Coast Diving. Always felt safe, Sammy led a great team with us on day one. Carrie was very helpful. Competent Boat Captains, nice boats, smaller sized dive groups than other dive shops. Sammy pointed out great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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U2046LJevab
October 30, 2018|
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Response from Brenda_v_G | Property representative |
We have had some red tide, but it is clearing up
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Keith-RetiredGuy
February 24, 2018|
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JUne is actually better. Like Judy mentions, it is not Caribbean OUr viz changes from 2 to 20 meters and we can have great days and lesser days. less visibility brings more rays. but June is a good period to come, it is... More
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February 8, 2017|
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We have several boats with the larger one having only 12 people on board. Our groups are max 4-5 divers per guide with a back up if needed.
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