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    Overview
    Professional Scuba Diving

    Overview

    Dive leader, As a pro
    As a pro

    Dive leader

    Reach the top levels of the scuba diving industry becoming an internationally recognised leader and educator in one of the world’s most unique and diverse international past times.

    Travel the world, Live the adventure
    Live the adventure

    Travel the world

    Ever wanted to quit your day job and start travelling the wold? As a dive professional you can earn a living globetrotting some of the most beautiful and adventurous locations the world has to offer. Diving pros are sought after by travel organisations throughout the world to organise and operate dive operations.

    Leading qualifications, Worldwide recognition
    Worldwide recognition

    Leading qualifications

    Industry leading qualification respected throughout the world showing your ability to manage diving operations, organise daily diving activities and lead divers underwater.

    Join the elite, Top of your game
    Top of your game

    Join the elite

    As a pro, you will have the skills, knowledge and expertise to deal with every situation honing your experience as a natural leader and strong communicator.

    Career in diving, Just the beginning
    Just the beginning

    Career in diving

    From Divemaster to Instructor, Master Scuba to Instructor Trainer, Dive Resort Manager to Course Director, professional qualifications open up every possibility in the recreational diving world and beyond. PADI maintains a 70% market share of diver training with more than 5000 dive centres around the world.

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    Training
    Developing leadership

    Training

    Modular, Experience based internship
    Experience based internship

    Modular

    Professional courses are based across comprehensive modules providing you with the ability to demonstrate all aspects of diving to students, managing dive operations, diver education, rescue, navigation, mapping, coordination, responding effectively to stress and handling the business of diving.

    Hands-on training, Student Mentor Relationship
    Student Mentor Relationship

    Hands-on training

    Comprehensive hands on training working with our instructors in all areas of dive operations. You will be responsible for organising and planning diving and assisting in a diverse range of different activities.

    Rescue and First Aid, More than diving
    More than diving

    Rescue and First Aid

    Become a qualified first aider and develop the ability to deal with diving and non-diving emergencies including managing a scene and organising emergency action.

    Leadership, The dive is yours
    The dive is yours

    Leadership

    Working with your instructor you conduct tour parts of training dives and lead diving activities for qualified divers. From the planning of activities to dive briefings and logs you build first-hand experience with real customers all the way through.

    Business of diving,

    Business of diving

    Professional courses go beyond diving and into each screw and bolt that makes the industry tick. By the end of your programme you will know exactly how to make the diving industry work for you.

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    Careers
    Work in diving

    Careers

    Guide, Leader,

    Guide, Leader

    Take the rains and lead diving activities as the guide and onsite manager, organising dive operations and dealing with customers on a daily basis. Get people back into diving with Refresh and Review courses and get people started with Discover Scuba and introductory programmes.

    Educator,

    Educator

    Want to go into teaching? Once qualified as a Divemaster you can take your training further, and become a fully fledged Instructor teaching virtually every course in scuba diving. You can take training even further to become an Instructor Trainer and Course Director.

    Photography and Film, Creativity
    Creativity

    Photography and Film

    Take your passion for film and photography and add a new dimension.

    Marine Biology and Oceanography, Research
    Research

    Marine Biology and Oceanography

    Have a passion for nature? A professional diving qualification can get you right to the front line with everything from reef conservation to bio-rock plantations around the world.

    Archeology, Investigative
    Investigative

    Archeology

    Parts of the world are full of ancient artefacts, monuments and even constructions now underwater. With an increasing level of archeological discoveries below sea professional diving is unlocking secrets to the past.

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    Courses & Activities
    Want to experience scuba diving but not ready to take a course? Discover Scuba Diving gives you a taster of th.. show more Want to experience scuba diving but not ready to take a course? Discover Scuba Diving gives you a taster of the underwater world under the full supervision of your instructor. With both a training dive and an open water dive, the knowledge and experience learnt counts towards your future course. show less
  • 1 Days
  • 2 Dives
  • 10 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • One open water dive
  • One confined water training dive
  • Classroom session
  • Equipment rental
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Has it been a while since you last went for a dive? Scuba Review takes guidance from Open Water to get your sk.. show more Has it been a while since you last went for a dive? Scuba Review takes guidance from Open Water to get your skills, diving position and knowledge back to top performance getting you confident again and ready for more! show less
  • 0.5 Days
  • 1 Dives
  • 10 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • One confined water skills session
  • One tour dive to practice your technique
  • Classroom session
  • Equipment Rental
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Scuba Diver is an intermediary step towards Open Water covering similar levels of training but slimmed down fo.. show more Scuba Diver is an intermediary step towards Open Water covering similar levels of training but slimmed down for those who do not have the time to complete the full course. Covering knowledge development, training dives and open water dives the course gives you a basic scuba diving qualification. show less
  • 2 Days
  • 5 Dives
  • 10 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • Three of the five confined water training dives
  • Two of the four open water dives
  • Three of the five classroom sessions
  • Manual and supporting materials
  • Equipment Rental
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Scuba Diver PADI Junior Scuba Diver for 10 - 15 yrs olds.
  • Depth 12 metres
  • Type Recreational Professional supervision mandatory for all diving activities.
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Open up a world of scuba diving adventures and get your PADI. With millions of qualified divers, Open Water is.. show more Open up a world of scuba diving adventures and get your PADI. With millions of qualified divers, Open Water is the industry standard recreational diving qualification recognised worldwide as the gateway to underwater exploration. show less
  • 3 Days
  • 9 Dives
  • 10 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • Five confined water training dives
  • Four open water dives
  • Five classroom sessions
  • Crewpack of supporting materials
  • Equipment Rental
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Open Water Diver PADI Junior Open Water Diver for 10 - 15 yrs olds.
  • Depth 18 metres 12 metres for 10 - 15 yrs olds
  • Type Recreational
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    The next step in scuba diving advancing your training with new experiences and skills in unique and specialise.. show more The next step in scuba diving advancing your training with new experiences and skills in unique and specialised areas of diving. Advanced Open Water refines your diving knowledge and opens up new underwater horizons from deeper dive sites to some of the more specialised underwater adventures. show less
  • 2 Days
  • 5 Dives
  • 12 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • Five adventure dives
  • Classroom knowledge development
  • Crewpack of supporting materials
  • Equipment Rental
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Advanced Open Water Diver PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver for 12 - 15 yrs olds.
  • Depth 30 metres 21 metres for 10 - 15 yrs olds
  • Type Recreational
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Develop the skills to deal with real world emergencies covering the internationally recognised fundamentals of.. show more Develop the skills to deal with real world emergencies covering the internationally recognised fundamentals of primary and secondary care. Learn to save lives, administering CPR and dealing with situations from road traffic accidents to chocking, injury and shock. show less
  • 1 Days
  • 0 Dives
  • 0 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • Primary care module
  • Secondary care module
  • Four immersive scenarios
  • Reference manual
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name Emergency First Responder
  • Type First Aid
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Described as one of the most challenging and rewarding courses available, Rescue prepares you to deal with div.. show more Described as one of the most challenging and rewarding courses available, Rescue prepares you to deal with diving and water-sport emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Recognising and responding gives you the upper hand in helping others and dealing with problems before the develop into emergencies. show less
  • 3 Days
  • 6 Dives
  • 12 Min. age
  • Modules
  • Self rescue module
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Recognising and managing stress in other divers
  • Rescuing panicked and unconscious divers
  • Inclusive of
  • Four in-water scenarios
  • Crewpack of supporting materials
  • Equipment Rental
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Rescue Diver PADI Junior Rescue Diver for 12 - 15 yrs olds.
  • Type Recreational
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Guided adventure scuba diving for qualified divers, we run adventure dives up to four times a day to dive site.. show more Guided adventure scuba diving for qualified divers, we run adventure dives up to four times a day to dive sites around Costa Tropical. All dives are accompanied by a Divemaster or Instructor with tanks and weights supplied. Packages start from as little as €24 per dive and full equipment hire, 15 litre tanks and nitrox are available. show less
  • Up to 4 dives everyday.
  • Inclusive of
  • Tanks and weights
  • Transportation
  • Light refreshments
  • Full use of Scubasur facilities
  • Options
  • Equipment hire
  • 15 litre tank
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    State-of-the-art experience based training developing your leadership abilities in scuba diving. Divemaster is.. show more State-of-the-art experience based training developing your leadership abilities in scuba diving. Divemaster is a professional qualification that you can use to start a career in diving as an elite diving guide with sharp and fine tuned skills, detailed knowledge and technical know-how and a joy for the sea ready to be shared with others. show less
  • 28 Days
  • 30 Dives
  • 18 Min. age
  • Modules
  • Role and characteristics of Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialised skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organising a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Leading Discover Scuba Diver programmes
  • Inclusive of
  • Modular professional internship
  • Hands-on training in real scuba diving activities
  • Crewpack of supporting materials
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Divemaster
  • Type Professional
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Whether its a shipwreck, a canyon or a deep-water eco-system, the lore of the deep can be strong and with Deep.. show more Whether its a shipwreck, a canyon or a deep-water eco-system, the lore of the deep can be strong and with Deep Diver speciality you are right to the limits of recreational diving qualified to dive to 40 metres, prepared for the physiological effects and special equipment requirements. show less
  • 2 Days
  • 4 Dives
  • 15 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • Four deep level adventure dives
  • Analysis of the effects of pressure on objects
  • Experience of the physiological effects of deep diving
  • Classroom session
  • Equipment Rental
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Deep Diver Specialist
  • Depth 40 metres
  • Type Recreational
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    With a huge range of cameras, Underwater Photography has boomed over the years becoming once of the most popul.. show more With a huge range of cameras, Underwater Photography has boomed over the years becoming once of the most popular specialities. As you probably realised, simply pointing the camera and expecting the photo to look the same as what your eyes saw is no simple matter. The course is designed so that you can get the most out of your underwater snaps. show less
  • 2 Days
  • 2 Dives
  • 10 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • Two adventure dives
  • Training session
  • Equipment Rental
  • Camera rental (where required)
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialist
  • Type Recreational
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Sometimes a dive site is just too good but you’ve reached the maximum time you can spend at that depth. Nitr.. show more Sometimes a dive site is just too good but you’ve reached the maximum time you can spend at that depth. Nitrox changes everything increasing your total bottom time by offsetting the effects of nitrogen at depth. While the course as a few challenges, diving with enriched air means that never again will that dive be just that bit too short. show less
  • 1 Days
  • 2 Dives
  • 12 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • Two adventure dives with Nitrox
  • Analysing oxygen content and planning for reduced nitrogen and increased oxygen exposure
  • Classroom session
  • Equipment Rental
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialist
  • Type Recreational
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Ever wanted to get around underwater at speed? Or have a load of fun with a submersible scooter? Diver Propu.. show more Ever wanted to get around underwater at speed? Or have a load of fun with a submersible scooter? Diver Propulsion Vehicle is a game changer for those needing or just fancying a little more speed. Propel your way through the water, glide over reefs or buzz around a large wreck. show less
  • 1 Days
  • 2 Dives
  • 12 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • Two adventure dives with scooters
  • Practical session on maintainance and safe operation
  • Equipment Rental
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialist
  • Type Recreational
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Wondering how your Divemaster was able to find that moray? Or how they led the group around a complex dive sit.. show more Wondering how your Divemaster was able to find that moray? Or how they led the group around a complex dive site knowing exactly where the boat would be at the end? Take on the challenge and become an Underwater Navigator developing your observational and practical skills so that you can get the big rewards as well. show less
  • 2 Days
  • 3 Dives
  • 10 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • Three adventure dives
  • Map making session
  • Classroom session
  • Equipment Rental
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Underwater Navigator
  • Type Recreational
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Perfecting your position, weighting and understanding how not only do you lungs play a huge part in buoyancy c.. show more Perfecting your position, weighting and understanding how not only do you lungs play a huge part in buoyancy control but the most fun part. With buoyancy mastered like a natural sea creature your air consumption will fall dramatically meaning that never again will your air supply reduce your dive time. show less
  • 1 Days
  • 2 Dives
  • 10 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • Two adventure dives
  • Use of the underwater assault course
  • Classroom session
  • Equipment Rental
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialist
  • Type Recreational
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Learn to use ocean currents and river flows to glide through the water and fly across a dive site. Drift divin.. show more Learn to use ocean currents and river flows to glide through the water and fly across a dive site. Drift diving is as exhilarating as it is relaxing, decreasing your air consumption as you go with the flow. show less
  • 1 Days
  • 2 Dives
  • 12 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • Two adventure dives
  • Introduction to floats, lines and reels
  • Navigation, communication training and techniques for maintaining distance
  • Equipment Rental
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Drift Diver Specialist
  • Type Recreational
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.
    Whilst Costa Tropical boasts water temperature of up to 29 degrees Celsius, not everywhere is so fortunate. Dr.. show more Whilst Costa Tropical boasts water temperature of up to 29 degrees Celsius, not everywhere is so fortunate. Dry suits create an air tight seal between you and the water ideal for cold temperatures. The course will give you the skills and experience you need to make use of a dry suit. show less
  • 1 Days
  • 2 Dives
  • 10 Min. age
  • Inclusive of
  • Three adventure dives
  • One confined water training dive
  • Classroom session
  • Equipment Rental
  • Certification
  • Qualification
  • Name PADI Dry Suit Specialist
  • Type Recreational
  • Recognised Worldwide
  • Book online
    Onling booking in development.

    Punta de la Mona

    Costa Tropical's flagship scuba diving site with marine life and geography second to none.

    Twist and turn through plateaus and cliffs at one of Costa Tropical’s most beautiful coastal locations. From large pelagic fish, such as groupers, sea bass, mackerel, pollack, dentex, golden and moonfish to conger eels, moray eels and larger octopus, Punta de la Mona is an emblematic of Spain’s tropical micro-climate and extraordinary dive site.

  • Depth 25 - 40 m
  • Suitability Advanced Open Water +
  • Season Jan - Dec
  • Visibility Up to 30 m
  • Calita

    Discover the diverse range of marine life with an adventure through colonies of different species.

    The star species of this location is the beautiful and large specimens of orange coral Dendrophyllia ramea. Anchoring to the west of small rocky bay the dive site begins at 8 meters with large lobsters, pollock and grouper inhabiting the surroundings. From here the dive deepens to delicate and intricate colonies of briozzos, species of annelids and echinoderms.

  • Depth 10 - 20 m
  • Suitability Open Water +
  • Season Jan - Dec
  • Visibility Up to 30 m
  • Cantarrijan

    Experience a variety of caves across a rocky adventure dive.

    The dive begins with a large vault guiding divers in to the largest and most beautiful of the caves that the area houses. The second cave is only a few metres from the surface with marine life seeking refuge from the sea. It provides direct access to the deepest cave which is filled by fresh water that causes a tingling sensation.

  • Depth 12 m
  • Suitability Open Water +
  • Season Jan - Dec
  • Visibility Up to 20 m
  • Cueva del Jarro

    A journey through the pinnacles and rock formations to the edge of Punta de la Mona.

    Located on the edge of Punta de la Mona, Cueva del Jarro offers an intricate experience navigating around all the geographical formations, caverns, nooks and crannies. Starting with a wide cave entrance 10 meters deep, the dive runs from 16 meters all the way to 38 meters twisting around the outer edges of the coast. Large mammals have been found to lurk within the large rocks and overlapping stones.

  • Depth 16 - 38 m
  • Suitability Open Water +
  • Season Jan - Dec
  • Visibility Up to 20 m
  • Pecio de San Cristobal

    A wooden shipwreck populated with marine life unique to the area.

    Among the most noteworthy of marine life at this site there are conger eels, flatfish, Herreras, pageles, groups of bogas, corvinas and kings as well as invertebrate fauna bryozoans, small spider crabs, spirographs, salmancina, protids, snakes and sponges. Squid layings have also been observed repeatedly although we have never observed these beautiful animals in the area. See if you can find them for us!

  • Depth 16 - 24 m
  • Suitability Advanced Open Water +
  • Season Jan - Dec
  • Visibility Up to 30 m
  • Huerta

    Dive across the large natural area between Cerro Gordo and Cantarrijan.

    Located within the Natural Area between Cerro Gordo and Cantarrijan, with a maximum depth of 21 meters and averaging between 16 to 18 meters. Huerta is an exhilarating dive for divers of all levels.

  • Depth 16 - 21 m
  • Suitability Open Water +
  • Season Jan - Dec
  • Visibility Up to 30 m
  • Calaiza

    Dive on the edge of La Herradura’s national park.

    For diversity of marine life, Calaiza delivers and experience into what makes Costa Tropical special whilst being suitable for all diving levels. Highly concentrated with macro life, Calaiza holds large numbers of nudibranchs such as Chromodoris krohni, Thuridilla hopei, Crimora papillata, Polycera quadrilineata and Fabellina affinis as well as preying cuttlefish and octopuses.

  • Depth 8 - 18 m
  • Suitability Open Water +
  • Season Jan - Dec
  • Visibility Up to 30 m
  • Piedra de la Higuera

    An astounding oasis where divers experience the complexity of the underwater ecosystem.

    Experience the complexity of the a highly sophisticated underwater ecosystem where life, small and large, live as predator and prey in complete symbiosis. Here divers observe marine life in its most natural state and environment. From golden anemones to octopuses, flying fish, trigger fish and groupers to to prawns, golden anemones and eels this dive site is a beacon of life.

  • Depth 18 m
  • Suitability Open Water +
  • Season Jan - Dec
  • Visibility Up to 30 m
  • Piedra del Hombre

    An adventure through enormous rock formations and boulders inhabited by rich colours of marine life.

    Meaning ‘the stone of man,’ Piedra del Hombre is an adventure through the sublime geographical layout and immense proportions of the Costa Tropical coastline. With easy immersion and a maximum depth of 18 metres, this dive site lends itself well to Open Water divers whilst providing a unique and interesting challenge to the experienced. The low depth allows for visibility that is second to none.

  • Depth 10 - 18 m
  • Suitability Open Water +
  • Season Jan - Dec
  • Visibility Up to 40 m