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With Pura Vida Divers’ Instructional Team, you learn to dive among plentiful coral reef ecosystems, an incredible abundance and diversity of tropical marine life, and one of the largest sea turtle nesting areas on the Atlantic Ocean. With over 20 years of training experience, our professional staff focuses on safety and fun, giving our students the confidence to become life-long divers.  Palm Beach’s warm, tropical waters allow for year-round scuba diving training so it’s always a good time to start diving with us!  Start your scuba certification with us today!


In your PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn the fundamentals of scuba diving through academic and confined water skill development.

Upon completion of four open water dives, you receive your scuba certification card enabling you to dive independently with a dive buddy.

Learning to Scuba Dive can be broken down into three stages:

It’s important for new divers to understand the fundamentals of spending time underwater for life-long safe diving practices. We suggest completing your academic training online!
With Online Training- Students complete the online training at their own pace- anytime, anywhere. All of the academics, videos and tests are completed via this comprehensive online program. Get started right now!  Once you complete the academics, we schedule a “Meet and Greet” at our Dive Training Center where you receive an equipment briefing and Quick Review.  The Quick Review ensures you have no additional academic questions before moving on to the Confined Water.  

Confined Water Training (Pool)
Now it’s time to get wet!  In the confined water sessions, students master the art of weightlessness and learn to move efficiently through the water. Students master the art of Gear Setup and put their knowledge into practice. And who doesn’t like playing around in the pool?

Open Water Training Dives
The adventure begins! Students explore the underwater world, making new fishy friends while demonstrating all they’ve learned.  Students emerge from the last dive as fully certified divers ready to explore our water planet!

What we include:Padi Open Water Crew Pak
Your PADI Open Water Diver course includes: 4 open water scuba certification dives, complete equipment rentals, training materials, logbook, certification & instructor fees, and the best instruction in South Florida.  As a 100% Aware Facility, for each certification course you take with us, we provide a donation to Project AWARE to further Ocean Conservation and Stewardship. With Pura Vida Divers, you also get the opportunity to try enriched air (nitrox) on your final open water certification dive for FREE. We quote you a single price for certification…there are no hidden costs when you train with Pura Vida Divers.

Requirements for Open Water Training:
1. You must be 10 years old and students under 18 must have signed parental consent.
2. You must be able to swim 200 yards continuously and do a 10 minute tread of water.
3. Good overall health is required. You may need a Dr’s approval under certain circumstances. Click here to view the medical form.
4. You must supply your own mask, fins and snorkel. Pura Vida Divers offers generous student discounts to enable you to purchase your first set of personal gear and with our Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy, you can’t go wrong. Please support Pura Vida Divers as your local store and allow us to furnish all of your equipment needs.


And best of all, we schedule our courses around You!  You tell us when you are available and we’ll take care of the rest.  As a note, we need a minimum of three days to complete the in-water portion of your training.  Sign up today online for PADI’s elearning program and get started on your next adventure!


Pura Vida Divers is licensed by Florida’s Commission for Independent Education as a Professional Scuba Training Agency. Obtaining this license is rigorous and promotes a commitment to customer satisfaction above all else.

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