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Get Inspired and inspire others with the PADI Divemaster program

Do you have a passion for the ocean and for scuba diving that you want to share?

Do you want to grow as a leader and as a marine ambassador as well as give back to the ocean?

As a PADI professional, you can share that passion with others and have the adventure of a lifetime underwater as well as share it with others.

  The path into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program.

Our team here in Costa Rica has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of scuba diving we want to share that with you. We welcome you to join our team of ocean ambassadors and learn to become a scuba diving professional.

What is involved in the PADI Divemaster program?

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You will be shadowing instructors as you learn how to become an instructional assistant and work effectively on the whole range of PADI programs. We also include a dive operations program throughout your course where you can learn valuable skills including compressor operations, equipment maintenance and sales techniques.

During the program you will be receive full resort training in every aspect of working in the dive industry. In addition we now also include 1-3 FREE PADI specialties depending on the period of time you stay with us for training.  We also include self-reliant diver training! Since 2017 we are also including free tank visual inspection training which is invaluable when working in the dive industry.

ECO Divemaster Course

We all want to feel that our actions have a  positive impact and at Oceans Unlimited that is a fundamental part of our professional training programs. We are partnered with a local marine conservation non-profit,  and with their collaboration, we created the ECO Divemaster program. Our ECO divemaster program focuses on ocean advocacy.  As well as the standard PADI Divemaster training it also includes fish ID classes, REEF check programs and clean ups and the option to work on our amazing coral restoration project. It also incorporates our marine conservation and research program, as well as community outreach initiatives designed to inspire conservation efforts in the local community. The only divemaster program to do so.

What is included in your PADI Divemaster training ?

PADI professional career training
All diving during your program.
FREE VIP training
FREE self reliant dive training*
1-3 FREE dive specialties*
PADI Divemaster digital crew pack and slates

What is included in your Eco Divemaster training ?

Marine Conservation & Research certification
Unique certification learning about the ocean and its life
Coral restoration certification
AWARE Fish ID certification
REEF & Coral Watch Surveys
Research Dives
Educational Workshops
Restore the Reef with our Coral Restoration Project
Option to assist with local non-profit
Make a difference

*1 specialty is included in our 1 month divemaster program. 3 specialties are included in our 2 month Divemaster program.

Please note that all additional workshops and training are integrated throughout the program in group settings. Students on a time crunch or frequently miss days during their programs, may not be able to complete these additional workshops. This will not affect the completion of your Divemaster or Instructor certification.

What do you need to start your PADI Divemaster program ?

To start your PADI Divemaster training you will need to have a rescue diver certification and a current CPR/first aid certification.
In addition, as a PADI dive professional you will need to have your own equipment. BCD, wetsuit and regulator rental is included but you must have the following:

  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Cutting device
  • Compass
  • Surface signaling device
  • Dive computer/watch
  • underwater flashlight
  • Underwater slate

All of these are available at the dive shop for purchase. If you are looking for something specific, check out our online scuba equipment store. You can order your equipment ahead of time and get it sent here for when you arrive.  Online scuba equipment shop

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Divemaster program options

At Oceans Unlimited we offer two options for your Divemaster training.  This enables you to learn even more about every aspect of the scuba diving industry. Our 1 month Divemaster program includes 1 additional specialty as well as all of the standard Divemaster training.

Our second option is the 2 month Divemaster program which includes 3 specialties in addition to the extra workshops. You can choose to either do an ECO Divemaster track or standard Divemaster.  

Please contact us for more information on the Divemaster program

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