dive professional career level 1


Veterans Benefits Eligible

Courses Included

PADI Core Courses: Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response (Primary/Secondary Care and Care for Children), Divemaster

PADI Specialty Courses: Enriched Air

DAN Course: Emergency Oxygen Provider for Scuba Diving Injuries

Also Includes

Pura Vida Resources: Charters, tank and weight rentals, classroom space, free WiFi, computer work station, daily coffee corner

PADI & DAN Fees: All course and certification fees are included

Materials: Course manuals and crew packs are included

Career Support: PADI Pro Tutorials, Alumni support, Career Placement Services

*Note: Candidates will need to provide their own room, board, and transportation.


Age: At least 18+

Medical Clearance: PADI Diving Medical form signed by a doctor (an MD or DO) stating fitness to dive and dated within the last 12 months

Diving Certifications: Certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or PADI recognized equivalent)

Primary/Secondary Care Training: PADI EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within the last 24 months (or PADI recognized equivalent)

Minimum Logged Dives: At least 40 logged dives are required to start the Rescue and Divemaster components. Note: 60 dives are required before you can be certified as a Divemaster (must also have certifications in Deep, Night and Search & Recovery)

Accident Insurance: Diving Accident Insurance (DAN is recommended)


DPCL 1 Program Price: $2,999

Deposit: $750