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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS ?

HOW DO I GET THERE 

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR

Our location offers excellent year-round diving opportunities. Visibility changes from day to day so there is no better or worse season for visibility. Water temperature ranges from 23 – 28 Celsius throughout the year so a 3 - 5mm wetsuit is sufficient to keep you comfortably warm under water. Most dive sites are only 10 minutes away and accessible all year. 

In Costa Rica the seasons are divided between the rainy season (which runs from May to October) and the dry season (which runs November to April). But these seasons do not affect our diving conditions. So any time of the year is great to do your PRO course.

COURSE PRICE 

AND PADI / EFR FEES

Becoming a PADI Pro is not cheap but definitely worth it and we want to make sure that you can plan your budget accordingly by understanding all the costs and fees. You find an overview of the prices and fees on our price list.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or concerns you have regarding the costs of the PRO Courses and additional PADI and EFR fees. In short:

First there is the cost of the course for the training we provide you to become a PADI Professional. The cost of the course will be paid directly to Rich Coast Diving.

 

Besides the cost of the course there are additional "PADI fees" which will be paid by credit card at the end of the training directly to PADI. As a PADI professional you will have to pay PADI initially to apply to become a member, as well as pay annual membership fees to retain your teaching status with them.

Third there are the EFR instructor fees and EFR annual fees.

Since PADI and EFR fees change annually please contact us for the latest update on fees.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY

You may cancel your reservation by written confirmation to dive@richcoastdiving.com up to 14 days before the start of your course and you will receive a full refund. But in case of cancellation with notification within 14 days prior to arrival, your deposit will not be fully refunded (50% of your activities and 100% of the accommodation). Ofcourse we do understand that unexpected circumstances may happen and we can reschedule your course for free up to 14 days before the starting date. However payments made for accommodation reservations will not be refunded.

HOW DO I PAY

We are flexible and offer different payment options for you comfort. Please contact us for the details. Please note that bank and transfer fees are to be paid by the customer. On arrival you can settle your final payments by credit card or payment in cash (USD/EUR/CRC). 

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ARE YOU READY TO LIVE THE DREAM

Our friendly and knowledgeable Course Directors and Instructors are waiting to hear from you with any questions that you may have.

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