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Dive Costa Rica with Rich Coast Diving

Rich Coast Diving is the only PADI 5* CDC facility in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Since 2005, RCD is run by Martin - our PADI course direcor & Brenda - our shop manager and good soul to everybody.

The Dutch couple brought plenty of experience, professionalism and motivation over from their previous dive centre in Curacao.

Now, being located in beautiful Playas del Coco, Costa Rica, it doesn't matter whether you are absolutely new to diving, interested in fun diving, whether you aim to go pro or proceed in your professional PADI career.

Rich Coast Diving is the place to be. Some of the best diving in Costa Rica - our staff is all up to date and trained on a frequent basis in order to stay familiar with the PADI standards.

This enhances great teaching skills so you can feel safe and have fun at the same time.Don't hesitate to request ANY further information - whether it is diving related or just about the area!

Dive Costa Rica

Scuba diving in Costa Rica the is most exciting during the rainy season which runs from June through to December as this is when the level of nutrients in the water swells and vast numbers of hammerheads as well as other marine life is attracted to the region.

Costa Rica lies in a region that is prone to changeable weather due to its location close to the equator. For those looking to take advantage of the calmer seas their visits should be planned for between December and May when the waters are a little calmer

Dive sites range from those suitable for the novice as well as the more experienced diver as the dive sites here hold something to grab almost any divers attention. There are approximately twenty dive sites to choose from ranging from drift dives to vertical wall dives.

The waters around Costa Rica are a Marine National Park and care should be taken when diving to ensure that no damage occurs to the marine environment. The scalloped hammerheads are the big draw for divers however white tip reef sharks, tiger and guitar sharks are also to be found in the region along with a variety of rays.

Reviews

5/5 Stars

Henry Hall

I booked a dive and hotel package with Rich Coast Diving. Everything was excellent, beginning with the pickup at the airport, accommodations at Toro Blanco and diving.

The team was very friendly and helpful at all times. The dive masters were very skilled at pointing out underwater life of interest. Also, the dive masters were quite patient with underwater photographers. Dives ranged from 45-74 minutes. Most dives we had two dive masters with the group. This allows divers who were good with air to dive longer with one dive master while others low on air could ascend with the second dive master.

The boats were well maintained and stocked with water, juice, and snacks during intervals.

During the week, I executed 19 dives including 1 night dive at the following sites:
- Virador
- Monkey Head
- Puerta Gorda
- Tortuga
- Play Pen
- Corridas
- Shark Shallow
- Bat Islands (Big Scare/Black Rock)
- Argentina
- Casique
- La Buoy
- Estudiantes
- Surpressa

Over the week, we spotted a white tip sharks, spotted eagle rays, manta rays, humpback whales, dolphins and more.

I enjoyed diving with the team and would defiantly come back to dive again.

5/5 Stars

Rutger

Today april 7, 2013 I had the pleasure to dive with Rich Coast diving. We made 2 local dives and besides the water temp everything was well organized :) We met at 8AM in the shop to do paper work and they actually asked for my cert card. (This did not happen to often the last 12 weeks weeks we traveled and dive in Central america)

After everybody was checked in we made a short walk to the beach where we got picked up by a little boat who took us the the actual dive boat which was moored in the bay. Our equipment was already set up and after a short introduction from the crew we set sail to the dive sites.

The briefings where good, the groups where fairly small and the local dive sites are full of marine life. From Eagle rays to sea horses and clown shrimps and big schools of fish, we saw it all.

I cannot do anything else then recommend the dive shop. I would def. dive again with this crew. Thanks guys!

Rutger

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