scuba instructor dive life

tec 40 course costa rica

PADI IDC classes and technical training, February here we come

It's already February, can't believe it, it has gone by so quickly, wonderful diving and some great classes. I started teaching a PADI IDC on Sunday with the orientation. The PADI instructor program can be super stressful for everyone and my goal as ever is to try to keep it as chill as possible. Classes, [...]

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fish id survey costa rica

New years resolutions for your scuba thoughts

As the new year kicks in I cannot believe that it is already 2017. What an amazing year 2016 was, on the scuba diving side and on the personal side. The personal side even more so with my new family addition, obviously putting my scuba diving on hold for a little bit but I am [...]

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Happy Holidays from Bubbly Costa Rica

Merry christmas everyone! Or is it happy holidays? For me it is the time of christmas movie watching and eating lots of turkey (which I have to watch due to the wetsuit issue ; ) ) I have my list of christmas movies which are a mix of classics and some more obscure ones including [...]

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scuba instructor life

New season, new thoughts and some stretchy neoprene

The dive season here in Costa Rica has begun and it's great to be back. After a hiatus to sunny old England (I am not being sarcastic this time it really was lovely!) I am back in Costa Rica ready to teach again, with some eager new interns ready to get underway with their training [...]

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diving internship jump in

Scuba Diving Internships – Yes or no?

Internships...yes or no? Now I am an advocate for internships in the scuba diving industry, BUT, and this is a BIG but, if they are done the right way. There are always some very vocal advocates on diving forums and boards about the bad sides of it and yes, there are internships out there where [...]

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Can I get a job in the Scuba Diving Industry? – Things to think about

I get applications for scuba diving instructor positions on a weekly basis, and as someone who isn't even advertising a position, it can baffle me a little sometimes. As much as possible I want to help new people get a foot hold into the dive industry but very much one of the only things I feel [...]

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tank VIP certification

How to VIP (visually inspect) a scuba tank

One of the really important skills that will make you stand out in the dive industry. Actually being qualified to service tanks. You can notch it up there with equipment maintenance as well.

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marine conservation and research certification

Fish Identification and REEF surveys during the ECO divemaster program at Oceans Unlimited

 Some of our Divemasters and Instructors out on REEF surveys and fish ID dives as part of their ECO divemaster programs

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Amazing Savings for 2016

Come join us for the 2016 season starting on November 1st and take advantage of some great savings that we have at Go Pro Costa Rica.   Offer 1 2 Free specialties and Self Reliant Diver Training with your PADI Divemaster program. Complete your PADI Divemaster Internship and you will get 2 Free PADI specialties [...]

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Whales shark at Cocos Island

Whale Shark Encounter at Cocos Island – Last day send off!

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