SCUBA Diving Center

Name SCUBA Diving Center:
Rich Coast Diving
Website SCUBA Diving Center:
www.richcoastdiving.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Country:
Costa Rica
Island/State/City:
Playas del Coco, Guanacaste
Green Fins Member:
Not available in this country
Marine Conservation Efforts:
We have monthly clean ups and we enhance project aware, every pro cert makes a donation to the organization. We have a no glove policy !

Teaching and Diving Conditions

Confined water dives (confined open water or swimming pool):
We use pool only for confined water sessions.
Open water dive conditions:
We offer some of the best diving in the region, but in the Pacific Ocean conditions change from day to day. Visibility can be great and sometimes poor but with plankton in the water there is always lots of marine life around ! Water temperature ranges from 24-26 Celsius.
Classroom details:
Full equipped classroom with the latest PADI materials, AC and plenty of coffee.
Things to see on fun dives:
White tips, nudibranch and big schools of fish are our daily encounters along with various species of rays. May-Nov is Bat island season for advanced divers to encounter bull sharks and Nov-May we explore the Catalina islands to visit the Giant Manta Ray cleaning stations.
House Reef:

Additional SCUBA Diving Courses at this Dive Center

Technical diving courses:
No
Full tec program
Freediving courses:
No
PADI freediver
Business related courses:
No
Marine conservation courses and projects:
Marine science MSDT with shark, turtle, manta, bull shark and dive against debris programs from Project Aware as well as puffer research program
Internships:
Starting from 4 weeks to 3 months, with affordable accommodation.
Other courses:
DDI Disables diver course

Local Prices

(Indication of your other expenses)
How to get to the SCUBA diving center from the airport:
Taxi, 20 min or request a pick-up by one of our drivers.
Transportation costs of description above:
USD 50
Low budget accommodation (could be a dormitory):
USD 30
Low budget meal in a bar/restaurant:
USD 10
Beer in a bar:
USD 2

SCUBA Diving Instructors / Your Teachers

Niels Prinssen
Name:
Niels Prinssen
Languages spoken:
Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Highest certification level:
IDC Staff Instructor / Dive Control Specialist Instructor
Certification level mentioned above since:
2022
Number of courses per year:
500
Additional information:
Owner of Rich coast Diving PADI 5* CDC in Costa Rica Awarded filmmaker and photographer www.travel2sea.com
Website:
www.idccostarica.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Certification level mentioned above since:
Number of courses per year:
Additional information:

Dive Professional Course Package

SCUBA Diving package:
Divemaster Internship (3 months)
Website:
www.idccostarica.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
SCUBA Diving professional course level:
Divemaster
SCUBA Diving organization / SCUBA certification agency:
PADI

Duration of the SCUBA Diving Course

Number of course days
90
Number of examination days
1
Total
91

Group Size of Dive Professional Course

Minimum/maximum number of students per dive course:
1 - 8
Average number of students per dive course:
6
Average number of certified assistants (divemaster / staff instructor ) helping:
2

Team of Dive Professionals

How much is done by the dive instructor himself:
We work as a team and there will be several people involved in the teaching / less than half by the same dive professional
Dive instructor joining the students at the exams for support.:
Additional languages by team of dive professionals:
Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish

Dive Course Price offer

Package price:
USD 995
What is included in this dive pro package:
  • Divemaster course and exams
  • Divemaster course materials
Other things that are included in this package:
5 PADI Specialties for FREE, DIVE for LIFE Membership, Unlimited diving during training, A FREE Rich Coast Diving T-shirt, 10% Discount on the IDC incl. EFR Instructor Course, Discount on shop retail, Equipment Included * (Only with DM Course), DM training course meeting all PADI performance requirements. www.idccostarica.com

Starting Dates

Every month until 20 March 2030
PADI Divemaster Internship (3 months) - Playas del Coco, Guanacaste - Costa Rica

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