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Rich Coast Diving

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Calle Central | Main Street, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
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Best dive Club in Town

Great Crew and good equipment ! been here several times in 17 years and have seen how the school... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Ian D
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
Best Dive shop in Coco

We have dove in Costs Rica Several times and can honestly say Rich Coast is Awesome and would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ddiver70
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Larkspur, Colorado
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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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Calle Central | Main Street, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great Crew and good equipment ! been here several times in 17 years and have seen how the school grows ! Excellent teaching and know the dive sites ! Thanks

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have dove in Costs Rica Several times and can honestly say Rich Coast is Awesome and would recommend using them above all others!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice professional dive center with good staff and good dive sites on the Pacific coast. Owners are Brenda and Martin, a Dutch couple. Dive center is PADI CDC so best place to get schooled in PADI diving. I have done my Divemaster here 11...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I absolutely cannot say enough about this group. Friendly and professional from the minute we walked into the business. Brenda was terrific helping us get started. Sam was my son's dive master for both days. She was terrific and made his experience very fun and...More

Thank Cris C
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Couldn't fault the team at Rich Coast. Had 7 dives in total, covering several specialities; Shark AWARE, Nitrox and Search and Recovery and a night dive. Jonny, Hielke and Tom couldn't be more helpful and a great bunch of Divemasters. Could tell safety was paramount,...More

Thank Olly D
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Great people, the dive crew was awesome. Perhaps I am spoiled diving in the Caribbean, but found the 2 dives to be boring in terms of aquatic life. Visibility is also poor, not sure if that is part of diving in the Pacific close to...More

Thank michael g
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Brenda_v_G, Owner at Rich Coast Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hello Micheal, I ma sorry about the visibility, it is the Pacific and sometimes it is hit or miss. I do have to tell you that the conditions werent the best last month. However I am happy to say that this week the temperatures have...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

One of the main reasons I came to Costa Rica was to dive. I’m a regular cold water diver with over 250 dives and was looking forward to some warm water diving with what appeared to be a good, reputable PADI 5 star company. However,...More

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Brenda_v_G, Manager at Rich Coast Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

After reading this, and thinking I cannot imagine you went with our company. Our boat comes very close to shore. Our customers never have to swim. Second I am very surprised about the smb story. We certify all our staff with the DSMB speicailty and...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Very nice staff, professional, friendly and polite. The boat was roomy, clean and obviously well maintained. In total was about a 4 hour trip. Price is fair and reasonable.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Rich Coast Diving has a fantastic, well trained, knowledgeable crew who are very friendly and always helpful. I have dove with them multiple times and each time has been an absolute pleasure. We have seen whales, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, and...More

Thank Pete W
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I just did my IDC with Martin Van Gestel and it was super good, the preparation we had in the classroom,pool and ocean was way more than expected and the knowledge he has is amazing. When we get to the IE we could see the...More

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Keith-RetiredGuy
25 February 2018|
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Response from Brenda_v_G | Property representative |
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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BlairMadison_WI
9 February 2017|
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Response from Brenda_v_G | Property representative |
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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Helen D
15 August 2016|
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Response from Richcoast | Property representative |
HI Helen, the ride is about 15-20 min and yes we do offer a pick up service :) Please send me an email for arrangements have a great weekend Brenda
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