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Dive against Debris

Every year thousands of marine animals die from eating or getting tangled in marine debris or trash in the ocean.  Research has shown that marine debris affects 663 marine species. Divers have a history of removing trash from the ocean but despite our best efforts the trash keeps piling up.  In order to help the cleaning action of divers even more, PADI came with the Aware specialty Dive against Debris. Continue reading

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Diving at BAT islands

Laura Tyrell came to Rich Coast Diving as a divemaster in training and grew into an amazing IDC staff instructor.  As time moved on she is now expecting and soon to be a happy mommy of a future diver🙂  Laura has done many dives on Murcielago and it left a great impression on her, even after these many years she still talk about this amazing dive site. Continue reading

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Hola from the intern house!

 

Welcome to Casa Ballena. The intern house of Rich Coast Diving. We have people living here throughout the PADI ladder from instructors to dive masters in training and rescue divers along with our 2 cats momo and suka. Continue reading

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Animal abuse for selfies

Just any ordinary day off and I am scrolling down my Facebook page.  I scrolled down on a photo of a former classmate with a selfie  holding a baby shark.  The comments underneath were all positive and I could not believe my eyes.  People saying “Thank God it is just a baby”  got my neck hairs to rise even more. Continue reading

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To Bring or not to Bring….your cert card on a trip?

Here at the dive shop we always ask for our divers to show their certification card when they sign up for any type of dive.  I am always so surprised how many people make a comment that they were never asked to show it on previous dive trips or we are the first to ask in many years! Continue reading

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My next experience – the Advanced

The Open Water certification was absolutely not enough for me! I discovered that diving is addicting. I want to develop myself and become a better diver. The next step for me was the PADI Advanced Open Water Certification.
This course is to gain more experience in diving and to get more confidant underwater. For me it was an opportunity to try a sample of different specialties to see what I think is interesting to do. Continue reading

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For the first time; I am a DIVER!

I woke up and felt this excitement in my stomach! Why? I always wanted to take scuba diving lessons and see the world beneath the waves! Today it was time for my PADI Open Water Diver course! This is where it started for me! I learned how the use basic scuba gear, how to dive safely and of course now I can discover the underwater world! Continue reading