Arrival - let`s get started!
On arrival in San Jose, you will be transferred to the beautiful beach town of Quepos on the Pacific coast where the Dive School is located. During the next 12 weeks you will complete the following key training. Please note, the order of the training may vary but will all be completed during your course
PADI Advanced, EFR & Rescue – 1 week
During your first week, you will complete your PADI Advanced, EFR and Rescue Training. These three certifications complete your recreational dive training meaning that you can move on and begin the first step of your Professional Dive Training
PADI Divemaster – 4 weeks
For the next 4 weeks, you will be working towards your Divemaster certification. Your training during this phase will become much more hands-on as you learn to become a leader and take charge of activities. A large part of your training at this stage willinclude assisting with student divers as you develop your teaching skills
Resort Management – 2 weeks
Many Dive Instructors choose to work at resorts, and some go on to start their own dive centres so an understanding of how a resort operates is a great way to give yourself ahead-start and make yourself more employable. The main area of learning during this phase is Resort Operations and it also includes further PADI Training in the form of Self-Reliant Diver and Marine Conservation & Research
Expedition Leader Training – 2 weeks
As part of your training, you will spend two weeks away from the Dive Centre as part of our industry-leading Expedition Leader Training Course. You will link up with one of Trainee leader groups in the rainforest to learn key leadership skills that will be highly valuable should you look to be leading marine expeditions in the future. The training during these two weeks typically includes Expedition Skills training, project management and Expedition Planning
PADI Open Water Instructor – 3 weeks
The final stage of your training will enable you to become a fully qualified Open Water Scuba Instructor. During this phase of training you will complete your and EFR Instructor course and Instructor Development Course culminating in your Instructor Examination. For your final week you will work towards your Master Scuba Diver certification, a fun 5 day course allowing you to qualify as a PADI Speciality Instructor.
Job Support upon completing the course
Due to the high skills content of this course, there are opportunities for graduates to be offered paid employment either leading one of our Marine Conservation projects or working at the Dive School in Costa Rica.