Welcome to Rich Coast Diving!
The dive shop has been around since 1993 in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We took over the company in December 2005 and are now the only PADI 5* CDC facility with a Green award in Costa Rica. Since 2012 we have a more challenging program, starting with recreational sidemount diver all the way up to TEC Deep diver.
Our boats leave on a daily base for fun dives, PADI courses and snorkel trips. All our training programs from beginner to the PADI pro courses up to Staff Instructor are taught to the highest possible standard.
We cater to divers who appreciate personal attention, diving in small groups on the most comfortable boats in Playas del Coco. Rich Coast Diving is also proud to announce that we are part of the "Trekcats" A central America travels scheme. An organization of reputable tourism operators and dive centers, offering quality and fun experiences to travelers and backpackers within Central and Latin America. We also received the 100% Aware award and donate $10 of every course fee paid to Project Aware. You are more than welcome to match our donation.
Thanks for visiting the Rich Coast Diving company and allowing our dreams to come true! Rich Coast Diving is the place for an unforgettable diving adventure during your vacation in Central America.
Meet our Staff
Martin Van Gestel
Martin fell in love with Scuba Diving in 1976. His first experience was with a brass helmet and a 80kg suit and led shoes. A lot of things have changed since 1976.
Martin is your PADI Course Director.
Brenda Van Gestel
Brenda van Gestel is the second Course Director at Rich Coast Diving, Brenda loves teaching the Aware program and is able to teach you the manta, turtle, shark and Bull shark specialty. Rich Coast Diving is 100% AWARE
We count with multilingual Staff qualified to support and help you in Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish and French. We also count with experienced Staff Instructors and Instructors avaible for teaching and sharing dive experience with you during your training.