SCUBA Diving Center

Name SCUBA Diving Center:
Rich Coast Diving
Website SCUBA Diving Center: (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Costa Rica
Playas del Coco, Guanacaste
Green Fins Member:
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:
Full tec program
Freediving courses:
PADI freediver
Business related courses:
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
Starting from 4 weeks to 3 months, with affordable accommodation.
Other courses:
PADI Specialty Courses

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:

SCUBA Diving Instructor / Your Teacher

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

Dive Professional Course Package

SCUBA Diving package:
PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
Website: (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
SCUBA Diving professional course level:
SCUBA Diving organization / SCUBA certification agency:

Duration of the SCUBA Diving Course

Number of preparation days
Number of course days
Number of examination days
Number of extra days

Group Size of Dive Professional Course

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

Team of Dive Professionals

How much is done by the dive instructor himself:
Everything is done 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 1495
What is included in this dive pro package:
  • First aid instructor course
  • Instructor course
Other things that are included in this package:
Included: FREE Accommodation during the IDC (*depending on availability) EFR Instructor Course (Emergency First Responder) FREE Enriched Air Specialty Instructor FREE PADI Shark AWARE Specialty Instructor Discount on shop retail 1 FREE Rich Coast Diving t-shirt DIVE for LIFE Membership Contact us directly for more information, prices and PADI fees.

Starting Dates

Every month until 19 June 2050
PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) - Playas del Coco, Guanacaste - Costa Rica

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