full service dive center

Pura Vida Divers is a full-service PADI IDC dive center in the Palm Beaches of South Florida. We first opened our doors nearly two decades ago, and quickly grew into an active fixture in the dive community. We have enjoyed diving with guests from all over the world, while expanding the courses and services we offer to all divers who visit us. Our love of diving, the ocean, conservation, education and community inspires us every day to offer the best possible experience to our guests.

Pura Vida is a Costa Rican saying which translates into “pure life” in Spanish. Accordingly, we strive to provide a “pure life” experience in every dive and course you take with us!

We operate daily, offering scuba charters, private charters, scuba instruction, and professional level instruction. In addition, we provide air and enriched air (Nitrox) fills, equipment sales, service, and rentals. We continue to grow each year, and look forward to contributing to Florida’s dive community far into the future.

Our Commitment

Pura Vida Divers is a family-owned and operated Dive Resort. Indeed, Dean and Shana are “hands on” owners who are actively involved in the South Florida dive community. At the shop, you can find them greeting guests at check-in, arranging dive adventures, and making sure that each guest receives a 5-star experience. They are a big part of the reason that guests continue to choose Pura Vida Divers year after year.

Dean and Shana are also dedicated to preserving and restoring our oceans. As such, they’ve worked tirelessly on initiatives to develop diving tourism in the Palm Beaches. For instance, they host quarterly cleanups at the world-renowened Blue Heron Bridge Dive Park. Their dedication has contributed to the dive industry’s growth in South Florida since the mid-1990s. 


We know you want to feel indulged and safe. We also know that a dive vacation is more than just diving. Because of this, we combine our stellar South Florida Scuba Diving with everything you should expect from a full-service dive destination. This includes comfortable and safe dive vessels, an extraordinary staff, and a 5-star PADI IDC dive center. At Pura Vida Divers, we truly want you to experience the pure life!

In addition to being a PADI 5 Star IDC Center, Pura Vida Divers is also a DAN Business Member and has a TDI Technical Charter Boat. As such, every charter includes a thorough dive boat orientation and detailed dive site briefings, including illustrations of each site you visit. Ultimately, we are committed to providing all guests with remarkable service and safety standards during every trip.

Our initiatives