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Playas del Coco Bay Drone

About Us
Rich Coast Diving

Meet our Team

We love to share our passion for the underwater world with you.
Come dive with us and we are looking forward to make you feel like a member of our family !  

Rich Coast Diving

Costa Rica's first & best rated PADI 5* star Career Development Center

Rich Coast Diving is a PADI 5* Career Development Center owned by

Niels Prinssen and Celine Monfort, in Playas del Coco - Costa Rica. After managing liveaboard and dive center operations in Djibouti and Indonesia, Celine and Niels bought Rich Coast Diving in 2022.

The dive shop has been around since 1993 and we offer scuba diving and snorkeling trips for beginners and advanced levels. We are proud to be Costa Rica first PADI Career Development Center. This year we are celebrating our 31th Anniversary !


Come explore the best dive sites Costa Rica has to offer with our experienced team. Our staff is all up to date and trained on a frequent basis in order to stay familiar with the PADI standards. We speak and teach courses in English, French, Spanish, German and Dutch.


As a PADI Career Development Center (CDC) we offer the full range of PADI Professional Training Courses, Internships and Experience work shops. We are there to help you every step of the way in becoming a PRO. 

Don't hesitate to contact us for any questions.


We are looking forward to make you feel like a member of our family ! 

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What Drives Us

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Welcome to the
Rich Coast Family

We celebrate diversity & inclusion and our passion for the underwater world

Our Partners

We wouldn't be succesful in sharing our passion without our partners.
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SeaChange Agency - Marine Conservation

The Seachange Agency is a Non Profit Organisation aimed at improving Oceanic ecosystems for sharks, sea turtles and all endangered marine species.

Support their work through

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Travel2Sea - Awarded Visual Content Creator

Dedicated to capture the beauty of nature and the soul of it's inhabitants, Travel2Sea creates relevant and creative visual content.


Subscribe to our channel and watch our latest videos on YouTube

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ScubaPro & Cressi - Snorkeling & Scuba Gear 

We could not provide the high level of service without our trusted equipment dealers. For many years Cressi and ScubaPro have given our guest the best under water experience possible through their high quality gear for snorkeling and scuba diving.

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REEF - Reef Environmental Education Foundation

Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) protects marine life through education, service, and research. REEF facilitates programs that actively engage divers, snorkelers, and other marine enthusiasts in marine conservation. Join our Marine Conservation Program and learn more about REEF Courses and conservation work

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