Laughs and laughs with the pussy divers

Diving is a vacation for most people. I am mean, working in the dive industry is basically a vacation as well, am I right instructors?  Here in Costa Rica we are located in one of the favorite travel destinations which, lucky for us is growing into a dive destination as well.  Costa Rica has so much to offer tourists, with its beautiful nature and inland activities, that diving sometimes becomes a second option.  However, slowly divers are coming to our beautiful country just to dive! Continue reading


Introducing Ireen Manders

Hi everyone,

InternI’m the new social media intern at Rich Coast Diving and excited to start this program. At first, let me introduce myself.

I’m Ireen Manders from the Netherlands. I’m a third-year student at the International Business School in Maastricht, where I shared a house with other students. Continue reading

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

Red, White and the Blue Lions vs Sloths

Red, white, blue the colors of the Costa Rican flag, but also the Dutch flag. Rich Coast Diving is in the center of Coco, a small Costa Rican town and owned by a Dutch couple. Continue reading


The social aspect of diving.

The new year has started off pretty busy with loads of interesting and fun divers from all over.  This time and age the single dive travelers group is growing and it never seems to be a problem to be solo because in general divers are a pretty social breed.  Contacts start in the morning in the shop and continue on the boat and expand into friendships at happy hour.  Continue reading

Advanced Open Water Students

First weeks as a PADI Open Water Dive Instructor

A few weeks ago I was posting in this blog about the day-to-day during the PADI Instructor Development Course. Now after it’s finished, I’m finally having the chance of teaching the first courses here at Rich Coast Diving.

During the first weeks after the IDC, we were really busy here at Playa del Coco with lots of students doing advanced courses and some specialties like the Shark and the Manta specialty. Continue reading

EFR Instructor Training

IDC Diary – Last words

Yesterday was a short day. We were supposed to finish with the Emergency First Response Instructor course, but we had a electricity shortage in El Coco, as announced a day before. And that means that we finally had a time for a Happy Hour after all these days of study and hard work!

And today, the 26 of November, we are finished with all the steps of becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. We just finished the last part of the EFR Instructor Course, the last presentations.  Continue reading