About Us

 

Making the World a Better Place For All of Us

Our Story

We originally met in 2005 here in Manuel Antonio. Over the years we have worked together, scuba diving and working on various small conservation projects. The non-profit that is MCCR was officially founded in 2019 by Katharine Evans and Georgia King. We are based in Quepos on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Meet The Team

Katharine Evans

Born in the UK, Katharine is a Biologist as well as a PADI Master Instructor. She settled in Costa Rica in 2002.

When did you fall in love with conservation? Since I was a small child, I remember “saving” worms in my father’s vegetable garden by stuffing the in my pockets to protect them from his spade, this continued through school and I studied Environmental Biology in University.

When did you start diving? At least 20 years ago

What is your favorite Marine creature? Scrawled Filefish. What makes your top 5?  Nudibranchs, sharks, turtle, seahorses, …

Favorite dive site in the world? Alcyone, Coco Island or Galapagos

What is your favorite underwater moment of all time?

What’s your favorite food? Anything Spicy…particularly Thai and Vietnamese

When you are not diving, what do you do in your spare time? Yoga, hiking and enjoying a glass of wine with friends

Georgia King

Also born in the UK, Georgia is a biochemist with a MSc in Wildlife conservation. She is a PADI Course Director who settled in Costa Rica in 2005.

When did you fall in love with conservation? I have always loved animals which I channeled into work experience at the local zoo amongst other things. I think that started to inspire me with their various projects.

When did you start diving? In 2003 in Indonesia

What is your favorite Marine creature? I think it would have to be any member of the devil ray family.

Favorite dive site in the world? Alcyone, Cocos Island

What is your favorite underwater moment of all time? I think having a whale shark swimming over my head was pretty awesome.

What’s your favorite food? Indian, especially a bhuna.

When you are not diving, what do you do in your spare time? Hiking, riding horses and quiet time.

John Reinbott

Born in the US, John is a biologist with a BS in Marine Science and a minor in Aquaculture/Aquarium Science. He is a PADI MSDT who settled in Costa Rica in 2019. 

When did you fall in love with conservation? I was pretty much born a conservationist. When I wasn’t telling my family/friends about the importance of our oceans I was neck deep in a book or documentary. Some people thought it was just a weird “nerdy” phase but once I graduated within the field of marine science they realized it truly was my number one passion in life.  

When did you start diving? In December of 2016, best decision I have ever made. 

What is your favorite Marine creature? 110% an octopus. I can literally spend an entire dive staring at one (my dive buddies can attest to this). 

Favorite dive site in the world? Molasses Reef, Key Largo, FL 

What is your favorite underwater moment of all time? Getting to swim with a school of at least 15 eagle rays for a solid 20 minutes, absolutely magical. 

What’s your favorite food? It’s a four way tie between Chinese, Italian, Mexican and Indian.

When you are not diving, what do you do in your spare time? Either relaxing on the beach, hiking in the middle of the jungle or having a margarita with some friends.