PADI Divemaster Course in Costa Rica | Internship + Free Dives

PADI Divemaster Course | Hands-on Internship

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PADI Divemaster Course
Become a divemaster on a paradise island

Have you thought about combining your passion for diving with the opportunity to work as a dive guide and get an interesting profession? Such an opportunity arises when you hold the PADI Divemaster degree. This degree allows you to work as a certified assistant and underwater guide in dive centers around the world. It also opens the way to the PADI Instructor level and allows you to become a Professional Instructor.

The PADI Divemaster is the first professional course after which you can work as a professional diver. As a PADI Divemaster, you will supervise certified divers during their diving activities and exploration of the underwater world. It is clear that as a Divemaster you will have a significant impact on whether these individuals become interested in diving and whether they consider it their new hobby. Directing your steps towards further education on a professional level, with the Assistant Instructor degree you will be able to take an instructor course and become an Open Water Diving Instructor.

Why take the PADI Divemaster course with Costa Rica Divers?

We are diving professionals ourselves and understand very well how important it is for every diver to make the transition from recreational to professional level. From the moment you obtain your PADI Divemaster certification, you will be a professional diver who will set an example for less experienced colleagues. You need to be properly prepared for this. At Costa Rica Divers we do not “produce” certifications, but impart practical knowledge from the life of a professional diver. On this course you will learn much more than the course syllabus provides. Every Divemaster who earns this degree at our center is also meant to be our business card. That is why we do not take shortcuts.

An obligatory element of the PADI Divemaster training is an internship in our center. During this time you will gain practical knowledge, learn how to operate the compressor, issues related to the boats and their service, as well as diving equipment maintenance. In a word, everything that will be useful in your work as a divemaster. We emphasize once again – this is a professional course, and obtaining a PADI Divemaster license is an honor, which can be achieved after demonstrating knowledge and skills at a professional level.

But why is our divemaster course different from other diving schools?

First of all – our price is complete, including all materials, dives, equipment rental for the duration of the course, e-learning package, PADI license fees – in a word everything you need to complete the course. In addition, the course price includes freebies such as a t-shirt, logbook, dive compass, dive knife and SMB buoy. Everything you need to complete the PADI Divemaster course and start your career. It is worth noting that as the only PADI accredited dive center in the area we have our own training pool and fully equipped dive center.

What is included in the price?

Divemaster Training

Full training including all materials, crew pack and PADI license fees.

Free Dives

During your training and internship, all the dives you make are already included.

5 Diving Specialties

You will gain 5 diving specialties such as night diving, deep diving and others.

Master Scuba Diver

With absolutely no extra charge you will get the Master Scuba Diver degree.

Diving Equipment

You will be provided with a diving knife, SMB and compass for your use.

Lifetime Discount

You will receive a 15% discount on all our services and products from the store.

Read more on our blog:

PADI Divemaster Course – Supreme Guide

How to become a PADI Divemaster? How much does a divemaster earn and is it easy to find a job? Everything about the PADI license.
Divemaster Course Details

The goal of the PADI Divemaster course is to prepare the diver to begin a professional career in the diving industry. In this course you will not only learn how to guide clients, but also how to react in emergency situations. One of the many responsibilities of a divemaster is also to teach courses similar to the PADI Reactivate, so this will also be part of your training.


Entry requirements for the Divemaster course:

  1. Have an PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certificate. By “equivalence” is meant having a non-PADI certification at the rescuer-diver level. If the applicant for Divemaster provides proof of completion of an equivalent course, he should also provide proof of completion of the first aid course in the previous 24 months. If the applicant does not meet the requirements for the Initial Rescue Skills Assessment, he or she should complete the PADI Rescue Diver course.
  2. Completed the Emergency First Response course in the last 24 months
  3. Have completed and logged 40 dives in the log book.
  4. Provide a medical certificate stating that the applicant is permitted to dive. This declaration should be issued within the last 12 months. The doctor who signs the affidavit cannot be a candidate for Divemaster.
  5. Minimum age: 18 years or older.

Working as a divemaster is a really cool option for living and working in the tropics. If you want to know all the pros and cons of this job you should read this text: PADI Divemaster Course – Supreme Guide

Departure & Return Location

Costa Rica Divers

Price Includes

  • PADI e-learning
  • PADI Crew Pack with all materials
  • PADI Fees
  • PADI instructor care
  • all necessary equipment
  • compass + knife + SMB
  • entrance fees
  • snacks and drinks
  • Internship
  • free dives

Price Excludes

  • transport to our center
What to expect from becoming a Divemaster?

You are surely wondering what you will learn on the PADI Divemaster course in Costa Rica. The answer is simple. Your skills will be improved to the demonstration level under the guidance of instructors with years of experience. Your knowledge will be consolidated and expanded by theoretical issues, which will also be the basis for completing the instructor course.

You will have practical classes, thanks to which you will gain experience in working with other divers. You will become a competent person who can effectively manage the organization and also professionally support instructors during courses.

Here you can see Axel’s honest opinion about our program:

During the training you will complete a practical and theoretical part. These parts consist of:

PADI Divemaster course – theoretical part

Theoretical classes consist of 12 lectures, a written exam and the preparation of an emergency plan in case of a diving accident. These classes are conducted using modern training techniques with the use of a multimedia projector, presentation and professional lecture as well as using e-learning package

PADI Divemaster course – practical part

Practical exercises include program workshops that the Divemaster may conduct, workshops on supervising divers during pool and open water training. These workshops include training divers for Open Water Diver and other degrees and specializations. Of course, practical workshops on supervising certified divers on recreational dives will also be part of the training.

Internship during the PADI Divemaster course in Costa Rica

The internship is a very important part of the Divemaster training. It is during the internship that you will gain practical knowledge of the daily operation and work in a dive center. You will learn how to use computer programs to manage clients, how to repair and service dive equipment and how the daily work with a dive boat looks like. It’s all part of the daily work of a Divemaster and I can’t imagine getting your license without doing an internship.


PADI divemaster course in costa rica
PADI divemaster course in Costa Rica
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We have prepared answers to the most frequently asked questions about our PADI Divemaster course in Costa Rica. If you have additional questions, please contact us.

What equipment will I be using on the divemaster course?

During the course you will use basic diving equipment that you already know from previous courses. In addition, as a divemaster, you should have a compass, a dive knife and my signaling device (SMB). These three things are included in the course price, so you don’t have to worry about them!

How long does it take and what will I learn in this course?

As we wrote earlier, the most important goal of this course is to prepare you to work in dive centers. You will gain not only theoretical knowledge, but above all you will learn how a dive center works and what needs to be done to ensure the comfort of customers. You will also gain experience in operating a compressor and servicing dive equipment.

The duration of the course depends on many factors. First of all, it depends on your willingness and ability. Divemaster training is grueling and demanding, so we understand that sometimes you will want a break. In general, the minimum time you need to complete the course including practice is one month.

How much is the PADI Divemaster course in Costa Rica?

The divemaster course opens up opportunities for you to work as a professional diver. However, in order to cope with this demanding job market, you must be well prepared. This is our task, which we will reliably fulfill. Remember also that the course price includes all materials, fees and everything you need to complete the course and become a good Divemaster. As in everything, a low price rarely goes hand in hand with quality.

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Become a PADI Divemaster in Costa Rica. The best way to start diving career.

2 June 2022