SCUBA Diving Instructors / Your Teachers

Martin van Gestel
Name:
Martin van Gestel
Languages spoken:
Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Highest certification level:
Course Director / Instructor Trainer
Certification level mentioned above since:
2008
Number of courses per year:
250
Additional information:
The first and only Platinum PADI Course Director in Costa Rica. Platinum Pro 5000 award PADI elite instructor
Website:
richcoastdiving.com (Please mention Dive o'clock)
Brenda van Gestel
Name:
Brenda van Gestel
Languages spoken:
Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Highest certification level:
Course Director / Instructor Trainer
Certification level mentioned above since:
2013
Number of courses per year:
50
Additional information:
Brenda is the AWARE side of the business, teaching specialties like Manta, Turtle, Shark. She wrote the Bull Shark specialty.
Website:
richcoastdiving.com (Please mention Dive o'clock)

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
Green Fins Member:
No

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:
No

Additional SCUBA Diving Courses at this Dive Center

Technical diving courses:
Yes
Full tec program
Free diving courses:
Yes
PADI basic freediver
Business related courses:
Yes
Social media classes
Marine conservation courses and projects:
Yes
Marine science MSDT with shark, turtle, manta, bull shark and dive against debris programs from Project Aware
Internships:
Yes
Starting from 4 weeks to 3 months, with affordable accommodation.
Other courses:
Yes
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:
USD 2

Dive Professional Course Package

SCUBA Diving package:
IDC plus
Website:
www.richcoastdiving.com (Please mention Dive o'clock)
SCUBA Diving professional course level:
Instructor
SCUBA Diving organization / SCUBA certification agency:
PADI

Duration of the SCUBA Diving Course

Number of preparation days
1
Number of course days
10
Number of examination days
2
Number of extra days
2
Total
15

Group Size of Dive Professional Course

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

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.:
Yes
Additional languages by team of dive professionals:
Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Dive Course Price offer

Package price:
USD 2150
What is included in this dive pro package:
  • First aid instructor course
  • First aid instructor course materials
  • Instructor course materials
Other things that are included in this package:
free accomodaiton, Free T-shirt, Free ECO Flask, NItrox and Shark Aware Specialty

Starting Dates

04 Feb 2019
15 Apr 2019
17 Jun 2019
26 Aug 2019
22 Nov 2019
PADI Dive Instructor Course - Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

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