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  1. PADI IDC - What it's really like to Go Pro in Costa Rica - A review...

    by , April 15th, 2013 at 01:41 PM
    If you are reading these reviews, you have at least thought about GOING PRO! And if you are like me, you haven’t stopped thinking about the possibility of being a dive professional since the first time you blew bubbles beneath the waves. You may have asked yourself…How do I make the leap? Where is the best place to go? How do I know I am getting the best deal for my money? How good is the education? Are there things to do other than diving where I do my training? I know because I asked all these ...
  2. Flipper in Costa Rica - A PADI IDC and Divemaster review !

    by , April 5th, 2013 at 05:22 PM
    I went to Oceans Unlimited for my divemaster and open water scuba instructor training and certification. I arrived in Costa Rica Dec 2 and flew out again on Feb 1, spending almost all that time in the Quepos/Manual Antonio area.

    I’ll summarize for those of you who don’t want to read the whole thing. If you get to Quepos and go scuba diving, or take courses with Oceans Unlimited & staff, including but not limited to JT, Bob, Ileana, Georgia, Catherine, Eddie, Pandora, and ...
  3. So you want to be a PADI scuba Instructor ? What's involved ? (part 2 )

    by , September 5th, 2012 at 03:14 PM
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Size:  21.8 KB So your PADI Instructor course begins, what do you need to expect ? The PADI instructor course has evolved somewhat over the past few years and in 2009 underwent a new revamp including putting sections of it online. Now whilst I was initially opposed to this development, this past year I have decided to embrace this option completely because, not only does it allow you as an IDC candidate to study at your own pace, but it allows me to take the time we have during ...
  4. So you want to be a PADI scuba Instructor ? What's involved ? (part 1)

    by , August 8th, 2012 at 04:50 AM
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Size:  21.5 KBSo you are thinking of becoming a scuba professional ? maybe you're already a divemaster , maybe not. Maybe you have only just started diving and like me, you entered the water, blew bubbles and knew you wanted to stay. So how do you go about, "living the dream" ? Travel the world and teach people how to dive. visit exotic locations and most importantly "have FUN" in your job. It may seem daunting a one of the most popular questions I get is "how ...
  5. PADI IDC fun in Costa Rica

    by , February 18th, 2012 at 02:13 PM
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Size:  30.3 KBWe have gone from day 1 of the PADI IDC and "just like that" it's finished. Time has flown. We have had some great presentations both in the pool, class and the ocean with the open water presentations. This was the first PADI IDC where everyone has taken part in the PADI e-learning. Because of that we were able to spend more time focusing on practical exercises and most importantly diving. Here at Go Pro Costa Rica we used our extra time to work on more inwater ...
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