SCUBA Diving Center

Name SCUBA Diving Center:
Rich Coast Diving
Website SCUBA Diving Center: (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Costa Rica
Playas del Coco
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 dive in the Pacific Ocean, where conditions can change completely overnight. The ranges in visibility and temperature are huge, which makes diving here so interesting, every day is different.
Classroom details:
Full equipped classroom with 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:
Social media classes, compressor maintance
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:
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 40
Low budget accommodation (could be a dormitory):
USD 12
Low budget meal in a bar/restaurant:
USD 10
Beer in a bar:

SCUBA Diving Instructors / Your Teachers

Martin van Gestel
Martin van Gestel
Languages spoken:
Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Highest certification level:
Course Director / Instructor Trainer
Certification level mentioned above since:
Number of courses per year:
Additional information:
The first and only Platinum PADI Course Director in Costa Rica. Platinum Pro 5000 award PADI elite instructor
Website: (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Brenda van Gestel
Brenda van Gestel
Languages spoken:
Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Highest certification level:
Course Director / Instructor Trainer
Certification level mentioned above since:
Number of courses per year:
Additional information:
Brenda is the AWARE side of the business, teaching specialties like Manta, Turtle, Shark. She wrote the Bull Shark specialty and the puffer research program - Silver Course Director stauts
Website: (Please mention Dive O'Clock)

Dive Professional Course Package

SCUBA Diving package:
Platinum IDC FREE Diving for Life
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, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Dive Course Price offer

Package price:
USD 1355
What is included in this dive pro package:
  • First aid instructor course
  • Instructor course
Other things that are included in this package:
FREE Diving for LIFE, Free accomodation, Free T-shirt, Free ECO water flask, Free IDC prep and NItrox plus Shark Aware instructor Specialty

Starting Dates

PADI Instructor Course Platinum IDC FREE Diving for Life - Playas del Coco - Costa Rica

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