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Address: Calle Central | Main Street, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
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The only PADI 5* CDC center in Costa Rica .We take you diving to encounter...

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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Great shop with friendly staff

I dove 3 days with Rich Coast and each dive was great. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. All very safe and competent divers and they all work very hard. I would... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
tropical_traveler13
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Boston, Massachusetts

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I dove 3 days with Rich Coast and each dive was great. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. All very safe and competent divers and they all work very hard. I would highly recommend diving with them.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great experience on a snorkel tour with Rich Coast Diving. March isn't the ideal snorkel season for this area but we saw a ton of tropical fish, eels, and even a school of barracuda. A highlight was seeing a pod of dolphins in between dive spots. Our boat captain circled around several times to give us all a... More 

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New Albany, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They did everything for you. Set up the tanks. Brought snacks. Rinsed your stuff afterwards. My only complaint?...I wanted to personally tip my instructor, but didn't realize I wouldn't see him after we were done. They bring your equipment to the boat. You do have to walk to the beach...about 5-10m, get on a smaller boat, to the scuba boat.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this dive centre on padi.com and emailed for information. Received a very prompt and helpful reply. Booked a days boat diving which turned out to be excellent and very well organized. Great dives led by Flo, excellent team on boat, and huge thanks to Brenda for help and guidance with local accommodation. Can only strongly recommend this dive centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a family of 5 snorkeling and enjoyed our guides, Sam and Ellie. They did a great job pointing out sea life and keeping an eye on us. Ellie was especially helpful coaching and nurturing our 10 year old who hadn't been snorkeling in the ocean before and is timid in the water. Appreciated the fresh fruit on the outing!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Just spent 6 diving days on a 2 week vacation to Costa Rica, and was very happy to have found Rich Coast Diving. Very professional dive operation with helpful and cheery staff. As a PADI dive master training centre, there were many new people in the shop, but the people they have there are all very personable and competent people.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I just recently received my Open Water PADI certification through RCD and I couldn't be more pleased with their professionalism. Rich was my dive master and new to RCD, and what a great addition to their team. He was very thorough in his instruction and I felt very comfortable and safe learning from the what I consider to be one... More 

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Hibbing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We went last week for a snorkeling trip with Rich Coast Diving. There was a group of six of us. My 79 yo mother was along for the trip, and the respect and care they showed her was amazing. I felt as though we were incredibly well taken care of. There was not a heartbeat during our excursion when I... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Did 6 dives with RCD, including a couple at the Catalina Islands. Visibility about 20-30 ft on all dives (not RCD's fault), water temp 70-76F @ depth. Saw manta rays, white tail sharks, eels, variety of star fish, & several schools of various fish. Mostly rocks instead of coral. Had a few coordination issues w/RCD including start time on one... More 

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Back again for my yearly trip. When I booked my trip with Brenda which is Always a Fast and Easy. I was told their was a big staff turnover this year and was a little nervous. I was wrong they have brought in some New Amazing Staff. Diving the week of Jan 9-17 was was an odd week in Playa... More 

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