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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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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New Social Media Internship positions for the new season

With the 2016/17 season fast approaching and the launch of some great additions to the professional and conservation dive programs in Costa Rica there is much to be done. As of now, I am actively looking for some great interns to join the team at Go Pro Costa Rica and Oceans Unlimited. What I am [...]

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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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Go Pro Costa Rica

Back into the waters of Manuel Antonio – Life of a scuba instructor

It’s been a while, but after about 10 months of not going deeper than 5 ft I was back in the water and teaching some open waters. For those of you that don’t know me I was out on maternity leave. Had a little girl and am very happy….but I digress. With the evolvement of [...]

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successful PADI IDC candidates

Updating the news, New scuba instructors and Marine Conservation and Research Program

Two successful PADI Instructor training programs this year already, our IDC in February and then in April has led to our continued success as a IDC center and more importantly to some happy new instructors heading out into the scuba world. So far this year our instructors have headed off to the Phillipines, the BVIs, [...]

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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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Congratulations to our new Instructors

Congratulations to our new scuba Instructors! After a intense but fun PADI IDC program here at Go Pro Costa Rica we have four new PADI Instructors ready to teach! Congratulations guys, it was a pleasure to teach and looking forward to working with you all in the future.

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New year, New Resolutions and some fun Marine Research.

So here we go, new year new start, I have a feeling that 2016 will be a great year. A good start to the new year is that we have moved to our new location in the marina. What does this mean for Go Pro ? A full air conditioned classroom AND an extended equipment [...]

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