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SPECIALTY COURSES

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Here at Rich Coast diving we are all about adventure and diving.

As a diver you never stop learning and we teach over 20 PADI Specialties to continue your education and adventure as a diver depending on your interest.

 

Have a look at our overview and choose your next adventure !

About PADI Specialties

PADI Specialty Courses – many now available with digital learning – give you the tools to enhance your exploration. Discover your unique diving aptitude - deep diving, photography, videography, fish identification, etc. 

Besides continuing education specialties we also offer a wide variety of Marine Conservation Specialties. Some of the Specialties are absolutely unique. PADI Bullshark Diver and Puffer Fish Research Specialties were developed at Rich Coast Diving and are unique to Costa Rica.

PADI Shark Specialty Course Costa Rica
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Specialties
PADi Divemaster Costa Rica

Price

$ 199.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

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Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

Enriched air, also known as nitrox or EANx, contains less nitrogen than regular air. Breathing less nitrogen means you can enjoy longer dives and shorter surface intervals. No wonder Enriched Air Diver is the most popular PADI specialty.

Time commitment: Half day classroom session + eLearning (2 hrs).

PADi Divemaster Costa Rica

Price

$ 350.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Deep Diver

During the PADI Deep Diver course, you'll learn how to plan deep dives, manage your gas supply and how to identify and manage narcosis. You'll learn about buddy contact procedures, safety considerations and buoyancy control at depth.

Time commitment: 2 days (4 dives) + eLearning (2 hrs)

PADi Divemaster Costa Rica

Price

$ 250.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Improve your buoyancy control, dive with less weights and improve your air consumption. Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.

Time commitment: 1 days (2 dives) + eLearning (2 hrs)

PADi Divemaster Costa Rica

Price

$ 150.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

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Emergency First Response

The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course combines flexible online self-study and in-person training. It's your course at your pace. Practice a skill until you feel confident before moving on to the next one.

Time commitment: Half day classroom session + eLearning (5 hrs).

Marinelife Costa Rica

Price

$ 295.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

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Digital Underwater Photographer

During this course, you’ll learn how to take underwater photos you’ll be proud to share with others. 

Avoid beginner mistakes and shorten the learning curve with tips from he pros. Learn how to use underwater photography lights (strobes), avoid backscatter and enhance color.

Time commitment: 1 days (2 dives) + eLearning (2 hrs)

PADi Divemaster Costa Rica

Price

$ 280.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

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Underwater Navigator

Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you're going. This course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. If you like challenges with big rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way.

Time commitment: 2 days (4 dives) + eLearning (2 hrs)

Marinelife Costa Rica

Price

$ 395.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

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Night Diver

The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you've been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.

Time commitment: 3 night dives + eLearning (2 hrs).

Marinelife Costa Rica

Price

$ 350.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Wreck Diver

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Sunken ships are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery. 

Time commitment: 2 days (4 dives) + eLearning (2 hrs)

PADi Divemaster Costa Rica

Price

$ 350.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Search and Recovery Diver

In this course, you’ll learn how to find lost objects underwater. You’ll practice different types of underwater search patterns and learn how to use a lift bag as you plan and execute mock search operations.

Time commitment: 2 days (4 dives) + eLearning (2 hrs)

PADi Divemaster Costa Rica

Price

$ 150.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

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Equipment Specialist

Don't miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it's a missing o-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist course teaches you to manage basic repairs and adjustments. You'll also learn more about how your gear works, making you better prepared to take care of your investment.

Time commitment: 5 hour workshop + eLearning (2 hrs)

Marinelife Costa Rica

Price

$ 295.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Under Water Videographer

Capture the sights, sounds, and the dynamic motion of the underwater world as a videographer. Cover the fundamentals and create interesting, entertaining video worth watching again and again or share on social media.

Time commitment: 2 days (4 dives) + eLearning (4 hrs)

PADi Divemaster Costa Rica

Price

$ 175.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) 

Many divers wouldn't think of diving without carrying a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB, and in some locations it's considered required safety equipment. Knowing how to properly deploy and manage a DSMB are valuable skills learned in this course.

Time commitment: 1 day (2 dives) + eLearning (2 hrs)

MARINE COSERVATON SPECILTIES

MARINE CONSERVATION SPECIALTY COURSES

Choose one of our Marine Specialty Courses or join our Marine Conservation Program

Puffer Fish Specialty Costa Rica

Marine Specialties Package

5 Specialty Courses for only $695 

Price

$ 695.00 USD

Incl. 13% VAT

This package includes the following specialties

  • Marine Ecology

  • Sea Turtle Ecology

  • Shark Ecology

  • Fish Identification

  • Manta & Ray Ecology

  • Including online course materials 

  • Including 4 days of diving (8 dives total)

Marinelife Costa Rica

Price

$ 225.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

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Manta Ray Awareness

This course will introduce you to the classifications of Manta rays, Manta ray physiology and features, reproduction, habitats, cleaning, feeding, diving with Manta rays and Manta ray conservation. Including a trip to Catalinas (November - April) where we get a chance to sea the oceanic mantas.

Time commitment: 1 days (2 dives) + theory (2 hrs)

Marinelife Costa Rica

Price

$ 280.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Bull Shark Diver

Created here at Rich Coast Diving this PADI distinctive specialty course provides you with important information about the bull sharks and you learn the necessary skills, procedures and diving techniques required when diving with bull sharks (NO feeding). Dive trip to Bats Islands included (June till October) in the bullshark season.

Time commitment: 1 day (2 dives) + Theory (2 hrs)

Marinelife Costa Rica

Price

$ 175.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Sea Turtle Awareness

Introduction to sea turtle identification and conservation. You will learn about preserving the aquatic environment and about sea turtle species common in temperate or tropical waters.

Time commitment: 1 day (2 dives) + Theory (2 hrs)

Marinelife Costa Rica

Price

$ 350.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Puffer Fish Research Diver

This specialty was written by our course director and is focused on the puffer fish and their special behavior here in Costa Rica.

Time commitment: 2 days (4 dives) + Theory (2 hrs)

Marinelife Costa Rica

Price

$ 175.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Shark Conservation

Sharks are an essential part of a healthy ocean. This course explores why they are vulnerable, the importance of a healthy shark population, managing threats and how to take action to protect them.

Time commitment: 1 day (2 dives) + Theory (2 hrs)

Marinelife Costa Rica

Price

$ 199.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Fish Identification

“What was that fish?” is a common question heard after a dive. If you want to be the scuba diver with the answers, instead of the one asking the questions, then take the Fish Identification Specialty course. You'll enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see and can identify the main fish families and their characteristics.

Time commitment: 1 day (2 dives) + classroom session

Marinelife Costa Rica

Price

$ 199.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Coral Reef Conservation

This course helps you appreciate the complexity of coral reef habitats and teaches how you can help conserve these vital systems.

Time commitment: 2 hours classroom session (No diving)

PADi Divemaster Costa Rica

Price

$ 250.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Dive Against Debris

Learn how ocean plastic and trash cleanups keep your local dive sites healthier, but also how to contribute to a global database that documents our planet’s marine debris problem. Incl. 2 dives

Time commitment: 1 day (2 dives) + theory (2 hrs)

PADi Divemaster Costa Rica

Price

$ 125.00 USD

Including 13% VAT 

CONTINUING-EDUCATION

Project Aware

Learn how you can make a difference for ocean protection every time you dive or travel. 

Time commitment: 2 hours classroom session (No diving)

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