marine science

Kids Marine Science Saturday 23-08. Do you believe in Mermaids?

Long long ago, in the Deep Sea kingdom, there lived a little mermaid, Sirenetta. She was beautiful, lovely and had the best voice. She fell in love with a real human.  Everyone knows the famous Disney story about the little mermaid. Last Saturday in the Kids Marine Science Class we got the question ‘Do mermaids really exist?’ Nobody knows but we got a smart kid in class who said: ‘At the moment, we only know a bit of the ocean, so who knows?’

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Sharks, Sharks, Sharks!!

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Pretty, pretty

So to be perfectly honest I used to be a bit of a wimp about sharks. It probably stemmed from a love of horror/gruesome films from an early age and ‘Jaws’ imprinting itself on my visual memory at the age of 7. I also have a *bit* of an overactive imagination, everytime I was in the ocean I would be convinced that I was in the vicinity of a super scary, malovelent shark that was going to eat me up for supper. My brother fake shouting “JELLYFISH”, was also enough to send me running out of the water. Continue reading

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PADI Specialty, should I take this step?

Besides the standard PADI courses there are many other ways to go and continue your education.  Here at Rich Coast Diving we offer a TEC program plus a big variety of specialties.  Now you are a traveler and want to do some diving,  you can add another card to your collection which is usually not much more than just going for fun dives.  The advantages of  doing a new course is not only  will you broaden your knowledge, but you will also be diving under  PADI PRO guidance; no worries about following a big group. Continue reading

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Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Here at Rich Coast Diving we have been focusing on teaching specialties, this gives the staff some variety in teaching.  When you join our team as a OWSI we highly recommend you climb the ladder with the start of becoming an MSDT.  This rating makes you more knowledgeable and your  work weeks are way more interesting.   Continue reading

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Proud to live in Costa Rica

Well the game is over, The Lions beat the Sloths. Of all the World cup games I have seen I have to say this was one of the best ones ever, one I will never forget. Chapeau for the Ticos. I don’t think we have ever encountered a more sportive attitude than the happiest people in the world. PURA VIDA gets a real meaning! Continue reading