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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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Bull Sharks!! White Tips and Sting Rays at Cleaning Station! Best Dive Shop!

The Bat Island trips I took (3 dives) was incredible. I saw 8 bull sharks on the first dive and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joan C
Livinthelife81, Grande prairie Alberta canada

“I was on vacation for 2 weeks down in Playa del coco and went diving with rich coast. The dive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joe B
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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

The Bat Island trips I took (3 dives) was incredible. I saw 8 bull sharks on the first dive and the last dive the 12 foot Bull shark was so thick might have been pregnant. It came with 15 feet and just cruised by! The...More

Thank Joan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

“I was on vacation for 2 weeks down in Playa del coco and went diving with rich coast. The dive shop makes me feel at home, from diving with the team during the day to having dinner and a few drinks after. This is my...More

Thank Joe B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were awesome! Mia and Yolanda were amazing guides, showing us tons of sea life. Dives were great! Sharks, rays, seahorses, eels and octopus a plenty. I would go diving again with this outfit any time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such fun during my diving with this outfit the staff were amazing and really helpful my instructors yolander, maja and PJ were awesome! They were very professional and the knowledge of the dive sites were superb! Cannot wait to come back.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw many different dive sights and they were all awesome. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about the sights. Johnny was our drive master for most of the days we dove and did an amazing job leading and instructing our group.

1  Thank TaylorB2588
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time diving with Rich Coast Diving and even completed my Advanced Open Water certification while there! Jonny is a great instructor and was incredible to work with! Overall 10/10 experience!

1  Thank Lindsey B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent the last week with my two adult daughters in Playas del Coco. They were both certified divers when we got here. But we took the opportunity for them to complete the Advanced Open Water course with Johnny Marshall. He did a great job...More

Thank Ken B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best dive shop in Costa Rica! Martin is a PADI Platinum Certified operator, and Brenda operates a top-notch shop. Their crew was great. I had two great dives! Our group diving instructor, PJ, was safe, knowledgeable, and pointed out the large rays,...More

Thank Bradley1351
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In our recent family trip to Costa Rica, I only had one day available for diving. I chose Rich Coast and was very pleased with the whole experience. Nice location (easy parking) well stocked shop, very good top-of-line rental equipment (scubapro), short walk to the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The course director has a vast amount of knowledge that he is proud to share and show off. He knows more about scuba diving and PADI standards than anyone I have ever met and likely ever will meet. The shop is run well and has...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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