Scuba Diving Costa Rica in Playas del Coco

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Newsletters, Scuba Diving

Everyone who has been Scuba diving in Playas del Coco,Scuba Diving Costa Rica Costa Rica has their own story. 

Whether it is seeing the biggest sea turtle you have ever seen come out of a hidden canyon on the backside of the Bat Islands, coming upon a group of adolescent Humpback Whales with their mother calling in the distance out at Santa Elena Point, being engulfed by a huge school of fish only to have them instantly disappear upon the arrival of a pod of dolphins, diving with your first giant manta ray or whale shark or coming upon a friendly sea horse on one of the local dive sites…well, the list goes on.

They say once you come to this area you always come back – well they must be talking about the Divers.

Golden Rays while Scuba DivingSitting on the breadbasket of the Ocean, the Gulf of Papagayo is home to just about every warm water sea creature known.  This isn’t the Caribbean baby this is the mighty Pacific Ocean.

Our guest Bloggers for this newsletter are Martin and Brenda van Gestel – The Owners of Rich Coast Diving in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.  Here’s the inside scoop on scuba diving Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Health Care Saved My Life

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Newsletters


So how’s the Costa Rica health care system?  Here’s my personal experience.  “Somebody Get Me a Doctor” was always my favorite Van Halen song, but last weekend, it had an entirely different meaning.  At 3:30 AM Saturday night / Sunday morning, I woke up suffocating, having absolutely NO ability to take a breath, and I was totally panicked.  My lungs were filled with liquid, and my throat was completely closed, my airway had shut down.  For what seemed like an eternity, I fought for a breath, trying to cough, trying to clear my throat and my lungs, but there was just no pressure to do it.

Millie was flipping out, barking intensely, and that roused the rest of the pack, and they chimed in too through the panes of my window, scratching and howling, trying to get in to help me.  I will save you the gory details but I forced my throat open and managed to get just enough air to clear my passage.  I probably had less than 10% capacity but I was breathing again.  I immediately picked up my cell phone and called my friend Dr. Pablo, “I can’t breathe” I managed to squeak out and he told me he would be RIGHT OVER.

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