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Rich Coast Diving

#2 of 53 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Playas del Coco Features Animals
Calle Central | Main Street, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0176
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Great diving and great people

The staff here is incredibly friendly and exciting. Absolutely loved diving with them. They do a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Chose Rich Coast, you will not regret it!

I did my first dive ever with Rich Coast and their discover scuba tour. It was incredible! My... read more

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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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Calle Central | Main Street, Playas del Coco 5019, Costa Rica
+506 2670 0176

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here is incredibly friendly and exciting. Absolutely loved diving with them. They do a lot of the work for you and make it really feel like a vacation. Everyone is so nice! Costa Rica's marine life is gorgeous and diverse if you dive...More

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Brenda_v_G, Owner at Rich Coast Diving, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you and great photos :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

I did my first dive ever with Rich Coast and their discover scuba tour. It was incredible! My instructor Richie was so patient and friendly and really made me feel comfortable while diving. We got to see many animals under the water (seahorses, sting rays,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did a snorkeling trip with Rich Coast a few days ago. The shop staff was really helpful and the trip went on even though it was only me who signed up for the trip on that day. I wasn't aware that there would be...More

Thank Phannipha P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing dives! Two of us (both certified) were on a boat with another diver and 1 woman who was snorkeling. It was great that they keep the groups small, so there is lots of space on the boat and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed....More

Thank aaronlin61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were visiting Costa Rica and I found Rich Coast close to where we were staying. I am a certified PADI diver, but my friend isn't and just wanted to snorkel with us. They were very accommodating as she was the only...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my two children (13 and 12) back to Costa Rica and we dove with Rich Coast on three separate occasions for a total of five dives. Working with Brenda was a piece of cake via email and they picked us up on the...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here somewhat unexpectedly as we had heard the diving in CR was not good. We were wrong! While I am certified, my partner isn't so we wanted to give him the Discover Scuba course to introduce him to the sport....More

Thank Allison M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been diving with Rich Coast since around 2012. They are a full service dive shop with a great staff of dive masters and instructors to tour you about in the pacific! The have at least 4 boats which are nicely equipped. But I enjoy...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I took my IDC here in 2015 and now returned for my MSDT. Best PADI CDC center. The RCD team is so professional, helpful and friendly. Boats are comfortable. Dive sites are well chosen. You will feel safe at all times cause they follow every...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Just spent a week diving with these folks. Wonderful people, very friendly. Took us to both cat and bat islands, where we saw mantas, eagle rays, and sharks. Highly recommend this shop. Thank you to Martin, elly, and Martha for a great week... Will definitely...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How large of a boat to you run and how large of groups. We will be visiting Costa Rica 2/20-3/1 and don't have set days for each location yet
8 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.
Helen D
How far (in approximate travel time) are you from Secrets Papagayo? We will be staying there in November and I would like to do some diving. Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel? If not, is it an affordable cab-ride?
14 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
Looking for email addy and website URL for this dive company. Looking to be there for a couple days April 30-May 2 and want to dive! Also, wondering about bottom times for dives. Thanks, Paula
25 April 2016|
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Response from roninica | Reviewed this property |
I enjoyed Rich Coast... First time with them... Friendly and accommodating and...what Steve said!