• Costa Rica
    • San José
4 - 12 weeks

Program Details

Animal Viewing Scuba Diving
Year Round
Host Family
Primary Language
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details

Pre-departure support
San Jose airport transfers
Local staff
Homestay accommodation including breakfast, dinner, Wi-Fi and laundry
PADI Open Water & PADI Advanced Open Water
PADI Marine Conservation, PADI Nudibranch Awareness & PADI AWARE Shark specialties
PADI Emergency First Responder & PADI Rescue Diver (10 weeks only)
PADI Sponge ecology & PADI Octopus ecology specialities (10 weeks only
PADI Divemaster (10 weeks only)
Survey dives
24/7 emergency back-up
Financial bonding
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Some Equipment Some Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Some Equipment Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Feb 17, 2023
Mar 06, 2023
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About Program

Our oceans need saving! Join our 4 or 10 week Scuba Diving & Marine Conservation Training Course and you will become a qualified PADI Scuba Diver and also an ambassador for our oceans. Based at a Five Star PADI centre on the beautiful Pacific coast of Costa Rica, you will be trained to upto PADI Advanced Open Water diver (4 weeks) or Divemaster (10 weeks) whilst also teaching you practical marine science survey techniques. During the course, you will be able to contribute to the ongoing reef surveys which collectively help monitor the health of the ocean, and in your spare time, you can explore the country with its lakes, volcanoes, rainforests and endless beaches!

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Program Highlights

  • Become an experienced PADI qualified diver
  • Learn Marine Conservation techniques
  • Contribute to international coral and fish surveys
  • Swim with turtles, rays, sharks, dolphins and even whales!
  • Try some optional activities such as surfing or ziplining

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Great Experience!

This was an amazing experience and I have learned so much along the way. The Oceans Unlimited dive shop is super welcoming and there is a big sense of community among all the divers. The instructors give you all the tools to help you succeed and are very nice. Quepos and Manual Antonio are beautiful and have the best sunsets I have ever seen. Staying in a homestay is wonderful and is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture. Highly recommend to anyone interested in becoming a dive instructor!

  • Seeing amazing marine life
  • Becoming certified as a dive instructor
  • Experience life in a Costa Rican home
Response from Gapforce

Thanks Jake, it's great to hear you had such an amazing experience! Wishing you the best of luck with your diving career!

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