What started out as a heartbreaking morning turned out into a pretty awesome movement. Wednesday morning, arriving to the dive center where people are waiting for us to hand out food. The crowd grows, people keep coming, we are trying to enforce social distance…………. Continue reading
Corona got me back in time, does that make sense? As a PADI CD and dive shop owner my life is full with work, I am either training students, working the shop, scheduling staff, or taking care of legal items. Believe me Costa Rica hit a record of legal changes in 2020. Started all with the new tax law. Now we are forced to stay at home. Just finished my accounting for the month, paid the staff their small amounts I can still pay and the house is clean. Before I turn back to Jigsaw on my ipad or Netflix from the sofa, I thought lets do something productive.Continue reading
It doesn’t take much to see that our planet is suffering from an excess of pollution. A quick search online will turn up articles on ozone thinning, mass extinction, and a dependency on plastic that is out of control. To battle, these worldwide problems Rich Coast Diving and SeaReinas Call worked together with the community in support of World Cleanup day.
Here at Rich Coast Diving we are always expanding our knowledge. Offering more options for you as a diver to make your trip to Costa Rica and visit Rich Coast a new adventure each time you come back. Of course this also creates reasons to DO come back!
That time of the year has almost made it down to Rich Coast Diving. Christmas time. Or as we like to call it… that time of the year where EVERYBODY wants to go diving. We will be diving. Everyday. 3 times. Non-stop. Busy days. These are the things we here at Rich Coast live for. The adrenaline of working hard and the constant rushing of left and right, coming home fulfilled after a whole day of allowing customers to enjoy diving in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Here are some things that will be changing as Rich Coast progress into this new season. Continue reading
It has begun, the 2017 November IDC! The last IDC for this year! We have 6 new Divemaster who are hopeful of becoming Instructors and will be tested through this 9-12 day of Tests, Recaps, and Lessons. We have already met 4 of our IDC Participants who are Johnny from the UK, Caroline from Denmark and JP & Caroline from Chile. Thus leaving us with a very diverse group of future Instructors. We look forward to having a memorable IDC! Continue reading
As divers we seem to be more conscious about the environment than before we were certified. Underwater clean-ups are organized all over the world on a regular base. Besides garbage and waste,0 divers also find useful things. Some items being more useful than others! :). Click the more button and read on, You will be Surprised, especially at nr 4! Continue reading
Can you remember what you felt like the first time you were underwater? Do you still feel that same excitement which you did the first time? Once you start your adventure in diving, you crave that feeling of being under the water all the time. So after taking your Open water course you want to learn more about diving so your able to go deeper and feel more secure about your knowledge and skills. In order to achieve the knowledge you start working on getting your advanced certification, and also by knowing more about the scuba-diving culture you start to be conscious about the problems that can come with it. Continue reading
Reaching Platinum status is a big deal for a PADI Course Director. It takes lots of work, dedication and love for the profession of a scuba diver. Here at Rich Coast Diving we are proud to say we have the only Platinum Course Director in Costa Rica on our team. Now you are asking what is the difference between a Course Director & Platinum Course Director? Continue reading
Going straight from the Divemaster internship to the idc is something not many people want to do! They want to gain ‘experience’ as a Divemaster first, something I also thought I wanted, but soon realised it’s so much easier to go straight into the idc, and also very rewarding! Plus, you gain the same and even more experience as an instructor 🙂 You can always be an instructor who guides and or team-teaches for a while. Continue reading
2017 is here and PADI has made some changes to their curriculum and I totally love what they did with the advanced course. 🙂
Rich Coast being a TEC center as well, likes that fact that the course now offers a taste of sidemount and full face mask. How cool is that? You just get the oppurtunity to try a new adventure so you can decide if this is the new niche for you! Continue reading
Fishing is a way of life essential to the livelihood and food security of 200 million people who mainly live in developing countries. One of five people on Earth depends on fish as the main source of protein. Continue reading
Here at Rich Coast Diving we train quit a few PADI dive masters. Most come and join us for the 3 month internship and receive the top notch training that gets them ready to be a PADI pro anywhere in the world. Continue reading
I am sure we have all been to a sea aquarium at least once in our life, but hopefully now with all the commotion around Seaworld we know better. We are all signing petitions, to save marine capture, stop Dolphin torture in Tajij, or the Faroe slaughter. Facebook is exposing more and more and we are slowly getting educated through social media.