career training

Whether you are starting your first pro course or advancing your dive career, Pura Vida Divers has the programs and staff to help you succeed. You’ll enjoy:

  • A full-service, 5-Star PADI IDC Center with an award-winning pro staff
  • Use of one of the best dive spots in the nation, the world famous Blue Heron Bridge dive site
  • Offshore dive sites in the warm waters of the Southern Atlantic
  • Ongoing career support even after your program is complete. We provide you with the resources you need for the dive career you want.


Pura Vida Divers has 6 Career Programs that streamline the process of building your career in diving. Whether you’re a non-diver who dreams of becoming a scuba pro or a Divemaster who is ready to level up, we have a program for everyone.

We also provide a-la-carte courses for those looking to take courses one at a time.


Veterans Training

Pura Vida Divers is proud to be the only dive shop in Palm Beach County approved for VA educational benefits through the State of Florida. Veterans can use the GI BILL® to complete any of our 4 Career Programs. In fact, Veterans often choose to combine programs to advance their new career in diving. Explore your options on the Programs Eligible for Veterans Benefits page.

PADI Professional Programs

We have the full range of PADI Pro Courses available. These include Divemaster, Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI), Instructor Specialty Courses, MSDT Prep, and IDC Staff Instructor. Many of these courses may be taken together as part of a Career Program. However, you can take any of our courses a-la-carte to create a custom experience.

DAN Professional Programs

Pura Vida Divers has several DAN Instructor Courses available. Learn more about them on our DAN Courses Page. Many dive pros choose to supplement their PADI Instructor Rating with DAN Instructor specialties.

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