Pura Vida Divers is a family owned and operated, full service, 5-Star PADI Instructor Development Dive Resort in South Florida.
As a PADI IDC Center, we offer the highest quality career training in the area. Our pro courses range from Divemaster up through Resort Operations, and can be taken a-la-carte or as part of one of our Career Programs. We are also proud to be the only dive shop in Palm Beach County approved for VA educational benefits through the State of Florida.
We are just steps away from the world-famous Blue Heron Bridge and the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. 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.
Pura Vida Divers is located on Singer Island, just north of Palm Beach, Florida. We are steps away from some of the best diving in nation. The world renowned Blue Heron Bridge dive site is within walking distance of our shop, and the warm, clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean are just one block away. The rich currents of the Gulf Stream come closest to Florida right here in Palm Beach County, bringing amazing schools of fish and large animals.
Your open water training is conducted in these pristine dive conditions from either the shore or dive boat. Confined water activities take place either in a nearby pool or in confined open water from the shore. Our facility has two classrooms: a small classroom for private sessions, and a larger classroom for group training. We also provide high speed wireless internet at the school and a computer that is available for students to access their personal email.
Regardless of the professional program you begin with, you will enjoy a small class size with guaranteed personal attention from our Pro Staff. Our goal is not simply to get you to the professional level; it is to give you the feedback and coaching you need to prepare you for working as a dive professional. Our Instructor Development Course (IDC) has an average class size of 3, with no class exceeding 6 people. As such, you’ll have many opportunities to practice skills and receive feedback throughout the duration of the course.
Pura Vida Divers is home to an award-winning pro staff that is dedicated to providing you with the best experience in each course you take. We also have highly trained dive guides, captains, fill station technicians, marketing staff, and retail staff. Our diverse, dedicated team is the reason we are able to grow and thrive each year. Ultimately, our team is the “why” and “how” behind our top-notch courses and guided dive experiences.