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Divemaster Program

Working as a professional diver is a dream for many people, and it is not without foundation. The advantages of working as a divemaster and guide are many. You can work in many places around the world and thus visit a large chunk of the world. When the season ends in one place, it begins somewhere else.

So how do you become a professional and licensed diver? The path is quite simple, although labor-intensive. You have to start with a basic diving course and go through all the levels until you get the professional degree of Divemaster. In order to make the whole process easier for you, we have created the “Zero to Hero” program, in which you will undergo intensive training and obtain the rank of Divemaster. In addition, you will learn about the daily work of the dive center, and your lead instructor will answer any doubts.

Interested? Let’s go into details.

Become a professional diver

Who is the Divemaster?

The Divemaster title is the first professional degree in a diving career. This means that with this title you can work as a licensed dive guide around the world. Without having this professional degree, no dive center can offer you a job. No matter how experienced diver you are. The Divemaster degree is also required for your further development, if you someday decide to become a diving instructor

However, if you want to have a better chance in the job market and find the best deals, you need not only a Divemaster’s license, but also experience. That’s why we created our program to teach you not only how to dive, but how a dive center works. During your internship you will have the opportunity to learn how to operate a compressor, how to work on a dive boat, as well as elements of management and customer service. In a word, you will learn all the elements that your employer will require of you. But that’s not all! You will also learn about the principles of personal branding, as well as proven “tricks” that allow you to be among the most desirable professional divers.

If you want to know more about the work of a professional diver, then be sure to check out our blog: working as a Divemaster.

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Become a PADI Divemaster

What courses will you take during the program?

The purpose of the “Zero to Hero” program is to allow any person to become a professional Divemaster. Whether you already have some diving experience or just discovered it yesterday. We will introduce you from the basics that is, the basic course, all the way through all the degrees. You will also perform a minimum of 60 dives, which are necessary to obtain the PADI Divemaster degree.

Our center is an authorized PADI dive center and we are the only center in our area that is prepared for this type of training. All your courses will be conducted in a professional manner that allows you to learn everything in depth. Each completed course will be validated by the issuance of the appropriate PADI license.

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Become a PADI Divemaster

List of 'Zero to Hero' program elements

We have divided our program into 5 stages, each of which will systematically bring you closer to obtaining a PADI Divemaster license. Our five-star training system is designed to teach you everything you need and should know in a clear way and in the shortest possible time.

First Stage

The first level is an introduction of you to the world of diving, where you will start your adventure from the basics. At this stage you will acquire the following licenses:

  • Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Scuba Diver
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • Estimated time: 6 days

Second Stage

The second stage of your training will introduce you to further aspects of diving and will culminate in obtaining the following licenses:

  • PADI Adventure Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Estimated time: 2 days

Third Stage

The third stage of the ‘Zero to Hero’ program will focus on rescue and first aid techniques. Upon completion of this stage, you will obtain the following licenses:

  • Emergency First Response
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • Estimated time: 5 days

Fourth Stage

The fourth element is designed to teach you various diving techniques in different conditions. During this element, you will acquire as many as 5 different diving specialties such as night diving, search and recovery, underwater navigation, etc. After passing the 5 specializations, you will additionally receive a PADI Master Scuba Diver license, the highest non-professional level.

  • 5 diving specialties
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver
  • Estimated time: 14 days

Fifth Stage

The final component of training to become a PADI Divemaster will consist of passing the mandatory elements and practicing with clients. You will perform all elements of customer service from performing a dive briefing to leading a group underwater. In the meantime, you will collect your dives to make a minimum of 60. Once you have passed all the elements for the PADI Divemaster license, you will have the opportunity to earn an upgrade to the PADI DSD Leader license. This will definitely affect your attractiveness in the job market.

  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI DSD Leader
  • Estimated time: 30 days

TOTAL PRICE

All courses listed on the training program

REGULAR PRICE

Value of all courses at unit prices

$6989

ZERO TO HERO

All courses in the 'Zero to Hero' program

$4999

Program spots are limited to four per program session

We take diving seriously.
We are professionals.

We created Costa Rica Divers to give you the chance to explore the underwater world of Costa Rica in the most comfortable way. You no longer have to search for the right diving school. With us you have a choice of dive sites in Marino Ballena National Park and around the magical Isla del Cano. All you have to do is choose where you want to dive and we will take care of the rest. For us every client is a VIP and so is the level of service we offer.

We are professionals. We are divers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the entire program take?

In each stage listed above you have the estimated time required to pass the stage. Keep in mind, however, that this is an estimated time and is subject to change. The time to pass each stage may increase because of you, if you want to take more days off, or because of bad weather or other reasons. For this reason, treat the times given only informatively as the minimum necessary.

What is included in the program price?

Our zero to hero program is designed to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience. In the price of the program you have all courses included, along with course materials and the issuance of a PADI license with each course. Also included in the price are the dives you will make during the program and the rental of the necessary diving equipment for the duration of the training. In a word, the price includes everything you need to become a professional diver.

Do I get all the diving licenses?

Yes, all courses end with the corresponding license. The instructor in charge will issue you each license after you pass the course. You will receive official notification from PADI that you have earned your diving degree.

Can I pay for each part separately?

Our ‘Zero to Hero’ program is designed for people determined to enter the world of professional diving. For this reason, we do not sell individual parts of the program, and the division used is intended to make it easier to navigate through all the courses. For this reason we do not accept payment in installments or parts. If you are undecided about the entire program, you can take individual courses at our center.

Can I count on any discounts?

The price of the program is selected to give you the best training possible. We are unable to reduce the price more while not sacrificing the quality of the training or the individual elements of this program. For this reason, we cannot give you any additional discounts or promotions.

Is accommodation included in the price?

No, accommodation is not included in the program price. In Uvita you will find many accommodation options with different prices and standards. Our dive center has several private rooms for rent with bathrooms, air conditioning, kitchenette and high-speed wifi. If you are interested, please contact us in advance.

Is food included in the program price?

No, meals are not included in the price of the program. Of course, snacks and a simple lunch will be available for all clients during training or diving. This also applies to program participants, but it does not mean complete meals.

What languages are the classes conducted in?

Practical classes are conducted in English and Spanish. However, PADI training materials are available in many languages and you can pass the theoretical parts in your native language.

Do I need an entry visa to Costa Rica?

Probably not. The vast majority of countries have a visa-free agreement with Costa Rica. You can read more about it here: Costa Rica Travel Requirements

Can I discuss my doubts with you?

Of course you can. You can contact us by email, whatsapp or schedule a video call with the lead instructor to discuss any questions you may have.

Save a life in an emergency

Emergency First Response

Accidents happen everywhere and every day. At home, at work, on the street. An accident requiring first aid can be something as everyday as a knife cut. Do you know how to provide assistance? Statistics say that more than 70% of people are afraid to administer first aid. The main reason for this fear is insufficient knowledge and fear of harming the victim.

So how can you learn first aid? It’s very simple. Take emergency first aid courses and become a superhero for someone in need. At our training center, we provide training in basic premedical aid, as well as courses in water rescue and diving rescue. With us, you will learn how to respond quickly and provide assistance in a methodical and correct manner.

You never know when you will need this knowledge.

Become a professional diver

Who is the Divemaster?

The Divemaster title is the first professional degree in a diving career. This means that with this title you can work as a licensed dive guide around the world. Without having this professional degree, no dive center can offer you a job. No matter how experienced diver you are. The Divemaster degree is also required for your further development, if you someday decide to become a diving instructor

However, if you want to have a better chance in the job market and find the best deals, you need not only a Divemaster’s license, but also experience. That’s why we created our program to teach you not only how to dive, but how a dive center works. During your internship you will have the opportunity to learn how to operate a compressor, how to work on a dive boat, as well as elements of management and customer service. In a word, you will learn all the elements that your employer will require of you. But that’s not all! You will also learn about the principles of personal branding, as well as proven “tricks” that allow you to be among the most desirable professional divers.

If you want to know more about the work of a professional diver, then be sure to check out our blog: working as a Divemaster.

padi-dsd-leader-course-divemaster-costa-rica

Become a PADI Divemaster

What courses will you take during the program?

The purpose of the “Zero to Hero” program is to allow any person to become a professional Divemaster. Whether you already have some diving experience or just discovered it yesterday. We will introduce you from the basics that is, the basic course, all the way through all the degrees. You will also perform a minimum of 60 dives, which are necessary to obtain the PADI Divemaster degree.

Our center is an authorized PADI dive center and we are the only center in our area that is prepared for this type of training. All your courses will be conducted in a professional manner that allows you to learn everything in depth. Each completed course will be validated by the issuance of the appropriate PADI license.

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Pre-Medical First Aid Courses

Gain life-saving knowledge

First aid courses are divided into topics, and each course ends with a license. This document is recognized worldwide and meets the requirements of employers and universities. You can do each course separately or opt for a training package that includes all courses.

Recommended for everyone regardless of occupation or gender.

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) + Secondary Care (First Aid)

This course will teach you how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on practicing realistic scenarios to ensure that in an emergency situation you will act instinctively in the manner practiced in the course. In this course you will practice:

  • assessment of the scene
  • use of protective barriers
  • basic assessment
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • management of severe bleeding
  • management of shock
  • management of spinal injury
  • management of conscious and unconscious choking.
  • injury assessment
  • illness assessment
  • bandaging
  • splinting for dislocations and fractures
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: $ 299
Recommended for parents, teachers and anyone in contact with children

Emergency First Response Care for Children + Secondary Care (First Aid)

This first aid course focuses primarily on the principles of helping children and infants. Assisting the youngest requires a different approach and some changes from the principles of first aid for adults. In this course you will learn:

  • assessment of the scene
  • use of protective barriers
  • basic assessment
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR for child and infant)
  • management of severe bleeding
  • management of shock
  • management of spinal injury
  • management of conscious and unconscious choking (child and infant)
  • injury assessment
  • illness assessment
  • bandaging
  • splinting for dislocations and fractures
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: $ 299
Recommended for anyone who wants to know how to use a defibrillator

Basic Life Support + Automated External Defibrillator

This course will prepare you to provide emergency care and apply life-saving techniques. Special emphasis here is placed on defibrillator operation and along with cardiopulmonary resuscitation. During the class you will learn:

  • CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • ventilations using a barrier device
  • proper use of the defibrillator
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: $ 199
For anyone who wants to be certified to administer pure oxygen

Emergency Oxygen Provider

One of the important elements of providing assistance is also the use of pure oxygen. Especially in water accidents. However, in order to be able to use equipment and pure oxygen cylinders, it is necessary to pass the appropriate course.

  • determine when oxygen is needed in the event of an accident
  • how to assemble an oxygen device
  • safety rules for handling pure oxygen
  • use of oxygen on a conscious and unconscious victim
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: $ 199

TRAINING PACKAGE

All courses listed above

REGULAR PRICE

Value of all courses at unit prices

$996

TRAINING PACKAGE

All courses combined

$697

We take diving seriously.
We are professionals.

We created Costa Rica Divers to give you the chance to explore the underwater world of Costa Rica in the most comfortable way. You no longer have to search for the right diving school. With us you have a choice of dive sites in Marino Ballena National Park and around the magical Isla del Cano. All you have to do is choose where you want to dive and we will take care of the rest. For us every client is a VIP and so is the level of service we offer.

We are professionals. We are divers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the entire program take?

In each stage listed above you have the estimated time required to pass the stage. Keep in mind, however, that this is an estimated time and is subject to change. The time to pass each stage may increase because of you, if you want to take more days off, or because of bad weather or other reasons. For this reason, treat the times given only informatively as the minimum necessary.

What is included in the program price?

Our zero to hero program is designed to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience. In the price of the program you have all courses included, along with course materials and the issuance of a PADI license with each course. Also included in the price are the dives you will make during the program and the rental of the necessary diving equipment for the duration of the training. In a word, the price includes everything you need to become a professional diver.

Do I get all the diving licenses?

Yes, all courses end with the corresponding license. The instructor in charge will issue you each license after you pass the course. You will receive official notification from PADI that you have earned your diving degree.

Can I pay for each part separately?

Our ‘Zero to Hero’ program is designed for people determined to enter the world of professional diving. For this reason, we do not sell individual parts of the program, and the division used is intended to make it easier to navigate through all the courses. For this reason we do not accept payment in installments or parts. If you are undecided about the entire program, you can take individual courses at our center.

Can I count on any discounts?

The price of the program is selected to give you the best training possible. We are unable to reduce the price more while not sacrificing the quality of the training or the individual elements of this program. For this reason, we cannot give you any additional discounts or promotions.

Is accommodation included in the price?

No, accommodation is not included in the program price. In Uvita you will find many accommodation options with different prices and standards. Our dive center has several private rooms for rent with bathrooms, air conditioning, kitchenette and high-speed wifi. If you are interested, please contact us in advance.

Is food included in the program price?

No, meals are not included in the price of the program. Of course, snacks and a simple lunch will be available for all clients during training or diving. This also applies to program participants, but it does not mean complete meals.

What languages are the classes conducted in?

Practical classes are conducted in English and Spanish. However, PADI training materials are available in many languages and you can pass the theoretical parts in your native language.

Do I need an entry visa to Costa Rica?

Probably not. The vast majority of countries have a visa-free agreement with Costa Rica. You can read more about it here: Costa Rica Travel Requirements

Can I discuss my doubts with you?

Of course you can. You can contact us by email, whatsapp or schedule a video call with the lead instructor to discuss any questions you may have.

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Who will dive with you?

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Peter "Pedro" Sawicki

Head Instructor

About me

Ever since I discovered climbing and diving for myself, I knew it would be a never-ending adventure. That since there are so many interesting places in the world, above and below the water, why not make it possible for everyone to see them. 

At Costa Rica Divers, I serve as manager and chief instructor. We care very much about the quality of training, so I personally teach or supervise all dive courses. Dive expeditions led by our guides and Divemasters are also directly coordinated by me. You are in good hands!

Check also my expedition project: instagram.com/goexplorewith.me

Who will dive with you?

costa rica divers instructor

PADI MSDT #384513

PADI ELITE INSTRUCTOR 2021

Peter "Pedro" Sawicki

Head Instructor

About me

Ever since I discovered climbing and diving for myself, I knew it would be a never-ending adventure. That since there are so many interesting places in the world, above and below the water, why not make it possible for everyone to see them. 

At Costa Rica Divers, I serve as manager and chief instructor. We care very much about the quality of training, so I personally teach or supervise all dive courses. Dive expeditions led by our guides and Divemasters are also directly coordinated by me. You are in good hands!

Check also my expedition project: instagram.com/goexplorewith.me

The best place for diver training

Dive Center vs Dive Resort

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Dive Center #28430

We are proud to say that we are a PADI accredited diving center. This means not only high quality services and training, but also appropriate technical and logistical preparation. In order to obtain the status of a PADI dive center, it is necessary to meet a number of strict conditions and provide services at the required level at all times. If you are thinking about choosing the right place for your scuba diving course, then PADI dive centers will be the right choice.

What is a dive resort?

Not everyone can meet the requirements for an accredited dive center, and their capabilities are limited for various reasons. Then they can apply for a lower status, which is called a dive resort. What implications does this have for you as a customer? Let me give you an example – a small neighborhood store is nice, but when you want to do complete shopping, you prefer a well-equipped place.

How can I check the status of a dive center?

A PADI accredited dive center is a guarantee of a high level of service and adequate technical support. Obtaining status is a multi-step process that requires proof of high quality service. However, PADI dive center status is only granted for one year and we have to renew our license every year. This is to maintain a consistent level and reassure customers that they have made the right choice. You can check on the PADI website to see if the dive school of your choice has renewed status and what level it is.

Just visit this site and check it out: https://locator.padi.com

How do I check my dive instructor license?

Another important issue is the instructor’s license. Every instructor who wants to conduct diving courses must have an instructor’s license, which must be renewed every year. This ensures not only that the training is of high quality, but also that we are up to date with industry standards. Similar to dive center licenses, instructors also have different levels of certification to teach different levels of courses. At Costa Rica Divers we train at all levels, from basic courses, through specialty courses such as night diving, to the professional PADI Divemaster level. If you want to know more about the diving instructor license and how to check its validity, here is a detailed guide on the subject: how to check the scuba instructor qualifications?

The best place for diver training

Dive Center vs Dive Resort

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Dive Center #28430

We are proud to say that we are a PADI accredited diving center. This means not only high quality services and training, but also appropriate technical and logistical preparation. In order to obtain the status of a PADI dive center, it is necessary to meet a number of strict conditions and provide services at the required level at all times. If you are thinking about choosing the right place for your scuba diving course, then PADI dive centers will be the right choice.

What is a dive resort?

Not everyone can meet the requirements for an accredited dive center, and their capabilities are limited for various reasons. Then they can apply for a lower status, which is called a dive resort. What implications does this have for you as a customer? Let me give you an example – a small neighborhood store is nice, but when you want to do complete shopping, you prefer a well-equipped place.

How can I check the status of a dive center?

A PADI accredited dive center is a guarantee of a high level of service and adequate technical support. Obtaining status is a multi-step process that requires proof of high quality service. However, PADI dive center status is only granted for one year and we have to renew our license every year. This is to maintain a consistent level and reassure customers that they have made the right choice. You can check on the PADI website to see if the dive school of your choice has renewed status and what level it is.

Just visit this site and check it out: https://locator.padi.com

How do I check my dive instructor license?

Another important issue is the instructor’s license. Every instructor who wants to conduct diving courses must have an instructor’s license, which must be renewed every year. This ensures not only that the training is of high quality, but also that we are up to date with industry standards. Similar to dive center licenses, instructors also have different levels of certification to teach different levels of courses. At Costa Rica Divers we train at all levels, from basic courses, through specialty courses such as night diving, to the professional PADI Divemaster level. If you want to know more about the diving instructor license and how to check its validity, here is a detailed guide on the subject: how to check the scuba instructor qualifications?

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