Turn your SCUBA hobby into a career (aka Go Pro)!


As a “Five Star PADI Instructor Development Dive Resort,” Pura Vida Divers can take you from your Open Water Certification to the Instructor Development Course in a matter of weeks.

Our next instructor program begins August 27 and comes to an end on September 9. This program includes: Advanced Open Water, EFR, Rescue, PADI/DAN O2, Divemaster, and Open Water Instructor. This is simply an example; we can easily modify the program to accommodate your needs!

 instructor group

The most recent instructor course just finished last weekend. We had FOUR successful students, two of which are now Pura Vida Instructors!


Here’s a glimpse of their hard work:


Briefings and Entry:


Scuba Skills:


Instructor Practice:

In these scenarios, one candidate is designated to teach a skill while the others act as students. The mock “students” create difficult situations to help the instructor prepare for real-life instruction…plus it’s a lot of fun!