career training

Congratulations on taking the next step in your dive career! 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. During your courses with us, you will enjoy a full-service, 5-Star PADI IDC Center with an award-winning pro staff. Moreover, you’ll get to complete your program in one of the best dive spots in the nation, only steps away from the world famous Blue Heron Bridge dive site and the warm waters of the Southern Atlantic. Even after your program is complete, you’ll benefit from ongoing career support. That is, we provide you with the resources you need for the dive career you want.


Pura Vida Divers has 4 Career Programs that streamline the process of building your career in diving. There is a program for everyone, regardless of which level you’re starting at. For instance, you could be a non-diver who dreams of becoming a scuba pro or a Divemaster who is ready to level up. Even current instructors have the opportunity to grow through our Resort Operations Program. We also provide a-la-carte courses for those looking to take courses one at a time.


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.


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.


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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