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Rich Coast Diving

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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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 Nov to May we take you to the famous Catalina islands to swim with the giant mantas and to save the best for last...from May to Nov 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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Scenic278204 wrote a review Jun 2022
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I can’t say enough great things about our experience. Celia was our instructor and she was so patient, kind, encouraging and knowledgeable. She also had a great sense of humor. We met Kenzie, Scott, Nate and the captain Jaime on our dive today. We have never dived before but plan on continuing our certification online at home in oregon and then coming back here to finish our dives.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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jan k wrote a review Jun 2022
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We had a wonderful day on the water...2 snorkelers, 2 beginner scuba divers. Katie, Mason, Kensie, and Carlos made our experience personal, safe, and enjoyable! We saw octopus, seahorse, puffer fish, starfish, and lots of other incredible fish. The entire staff was courteous, professional, and fun! Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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amy_vee_NH wrote a review Jun 2022
Manchester, New Hampshire34 contributions32 helpful votes
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This was my first open water dive after being certified back home in the USA. I was nervous and VERY excited to dive in the ocean for the first time, as my training dives had all been in lakes. Rich Coast Diving had been recommended to me by a Facebook group and I am SO INCREDIBLY grateful that I chose them to lead me on my first dive. From the first contact Celine and her team were so friendly and accommodating. My husband had to get re-certified so he did that first this Monday and came back to our condo just raving about wonderful Nate, Scott, and Mason were and how he couldn’t wait to dive on Weds. Nate and Scott led our dive Weds, and we were joined by shop owners Celine and Niels as well. We had a wonderful, private tour to two dive sites, “Argentina” and “Tortuga”. I felt so completely safe and well taken care of in Nate and Scott’s hands. They reassured me every step of the way, made sure I did everything correctly, and helped me learn a few new skills in between the 2 dives. On top of that they were super friendly, funny and obviously LOVE what they do for a living. We so SO much wildlife- too plentiful to list, but some of which included an octopus, a Sting Ray, about a million different types of fish, a Zebra Eel which was so cool and more! It was so wonderful that I’m going back next week! I cannot say how wonderful they all made my first introduction to diving! I will always treasure this memory and will spread the word. These are warm, awesome, highly skilled, wonderful, knowledgeable, and professional people! Nate was such a great leader and I am just so thrilled to have joined this amazing team on my first ocean dive ever!!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Melissa C wrote a review Jun 2022
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica10 contributions4 helpful votes
Fantastic experience thanks to our instructor Tom and the whole staff at Rich Coast Diving! My friend was visiting and wanted to dive but we were limited on days, so the staff was very flexible and worked with us to make a training plan to fit the days we had available. We did the 2 day Scuba Diver course but loved it so much that we will certainly be back for the Open Water course in the future! Our instructor Tom was very knowledgeable, experienced and encouraging. He worked patiently with us when we were feeling intimidated by some tough dive conditions. We felt very safe and supported through the whole process and made it through 2 successful ocean dives where we were able to see so many amazing aquatic creatures and fall in love with the diving experience! We will be back for sure! Great place to start diving 🤿🤗
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Colleen D wrote a review Jun 2022
Tampa, Florida4 contributions1 helpful vote
Rich Coast Diving was AMAZING! We have dove in several countries in the Caribbean and Central America, and they were one of the BEST! We dove with Katie on the first day and Nate on the second day and could not have been happier! They were extremely nice, very knowledgeable and helpful, and super fun! The dive sites were also really great! Since we dove multiple days with them they kept our gear and washed it and had it all set up and ready to go the next morning, which was sooooo nice! In addition, they picked us up and dropped us off at the resort so we did not have to worry about transportation! We had the best time and will definitely be diving with them again when we return to Costa Rica!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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