Ongoing Support

Your relationship with Pura Vida Divers doesn’t end when your course does. We are committed to being a resource for you as you continue to grow your pro career. Below are some of the ways we continue to support you on your professional journey even after your program with us is complete.

Resume preparation assistance

It can be daunting to apply for jobs. As the dive industry is a new frontier for many career candidates, it’s sometimes hard to know where to begin with your resume.

We offer resume prepartion assistance to all our career candidates. We’ll assist you in tailoring your resume to the industry and making it stand out to prospective employers.

job placement services

Pura Vida Divers is proud to offer job placement services to its professional alumni. We have longstanding relationships with many PADI Dive Centers and Resorts, and are happy to vouch for the training you received during your time with us.

Learn more about Job Placement Services for our alumni. 

independent instructor program

When you become an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you are eligible to teach independently, without necessarily having a shop affiliation. To help our alumni with operating costs, we offer exclusive discounts to former students of our programs.

Pura Vida Divers is proud to offer its insturctor alumni discounts on charters, rental gear, facility use, and more. These discounts apply to both you and your students. We also have a commission program that you can take advantage of should you assist your students in purchasing gear at our shop.

pura vida pro facebook network

Pura Vida Divers has a Facebook Group exclusively for its current and former professional candidates.

This group was designed to provide a community of support for everyone who completes a program or professional course with us. We post important industry information, and it also serves as a forum for sharing ideas and best practices.