Arrival - let`s get started!
On arrival in SanJose, you will be transferred to the beautiful beach town of Quepos on the Pacificcoast where the Dive School is located. During the next 12 weeks you willcomplete the following key training. Please note, the order of the training mayvary but will all be completed during your course
PADI Advanced, EFR & Rescue – 1 week
During your firstweek, you will complete your PADI Advanced, EFR and Rescue Training. Thesethree certifications complete your recreational dive training meaning that youcan 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 duringthis phase will become much more hands-on as you learn to become a leader andtake charge of activities. Aa 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 Instructorschoose to work at resorts, and some go on to start their own dive centres so anunderstanding of how a resort operates is a great way to give yourself ahead-start and make yourself more employable. The main area of learning duringthis phase is Resort Operations and it also includes further PADI Training inthe form of Self-Reliant Diver and Marine Conservation & Research
Expedition Leader Training – 2 weeks
As part of yourtraining, you will spend two weeks away from the Dive Centre as part of ourindustry-leading Expedition Leader Training Course. You will link up with oneof Trainee leader groups in the rainforest to learn key leadership skills thatwill be highly valuable should you look to be leading marine expeditions in thefuture. The training during these two weeks typically includes ExpeditionSkills training, project management and Expedition Planning
PADI Open Water Instructor – 3 weeks
The final stage ofyour training will enable you to become a fully qualified Open Water ScubaInstructor. During this phase of training you will complete your and EFRInstructor course and Instructor Development Course culminating in yourInstructor Examination. For your final week you will work towards your MasterScuba Diver certification, a fun 5 day course allowing you to qualify as a PADISpeciality Instructor.
Job Support upon completing the course
Dueto the high skills content of this course, there are opportunities forgraduates to be offered paid employment either leading one of our MarineConservation projects or working at the Dive School in Costa Rica.