The Specifics


Rich Coast Diving will turn your passion of Diving into a new profession!

As a PADI professional, you do things others only dream of. Whether you work in a local dive center or at a resort, the adventure of a lifetime is yours for the taking. Imagine a job where you actually look forward to heading off to work in the morning. As a PADI Pro, you are one of the most sought-after dive professionals on the planet. With more than 4700 PADI dive centers and resorts worldwide, the world is your office, your playground.

Rich Coast Diving takes pride of the quality, the professionalism, and the fun of our courses. Become a PADI professional and join the most exciting IDC program in Costa Rica. Having our own Course Director on board, allows us, flexible schedules to fit your needs and exceeds your expectations. We provide maximum customer service by organizing IDC’s in small groups, so every student get his or her own personal time.


 Welcome party to meet and greet the staff and  other candidates
 Accommodation packages available
 Working in small groups for personal attention
 Support available in English, Spanish, Dutch and German
 Fully air-conditioned classroom
 Relax area to enjoy the break time
 All PADI materials available at a great price
 Equipment rental package deal
 Retail store for full equipment with special candidate’s packages
 Equipment repairs
 Free Wireless internet
 Snacks, Coffee and tea will be available
 Real life experience with the PADI program EVE
 EFR Instructor course
 Specialty Instructor packages
 PADI library for extra support
 Working experience in the shop, with the compressor and boats
 Workshops including Social Media
Be certified as a PADI Dive master or hold a leadership level certification with   another recreational diver training organization.
Be at least 18 years old.
Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past12 months. A licensed physician must sign the form and state that the candidate is fit for diving. The physician signing the form may not be the applicant.
Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed and logged at least 60 open water scuba dives (as documented in the individual’s log book) and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving.  (you need 100 logged dives to go to the PADI IE)
Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months.
Submit documentation of any equivalent certification for entry-level, advanced, rescue and leadership-level issued by another recreational diver training organization. (PADI Members who have these records on file at PADI do not need to resubmit.)
Effective March 2009, all new PADI Instructors will need to be current Emergency First Response Instructors or hold another current first aid and CPR instructor credential.
Here at Rich Coast Diving we would like to give everyone an opportunity to make diving their career.

We can offer financial aid if needed. Please contact Brenda if you would like to apply for this

advantage and together we can build a payment plan.

Most of our interns share a house , if you are interested in us finding you a room, let us know.  Rooms run for about $150 – $250 a month.  Private condos available from $350.


After you’ve celebrated becoming an Instructor we can start with the MSDT program, this will train you in 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings and very few other facilities in Central America can offer such an extensive range of continuing education.  As a start we offer you the Project Aware Shark Specialty for Free.navigation

The MSDT program is $500

DM & IDC 3 MONTHS $1700.00
DM & IDC 45 DAYS $2,250.00
IDC 12 DAYS $1195.00
MSDT 5 DAYS $500.00
IDC, EFRI & MSDT 20 DAYS $1,695.00
IDCSI 15 DAYS $500.00

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