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To Lead Adventure

One of the top reasons divers earn their Divemaster rating is because they want to share their passion with others by helping introduce them to the wonders of the underwater world. PADI Divemasters are mentors and guides and lead the way to unparalleled amazement, wonder and beauty. 



You can start any given day and there are two options for our Divemaster program:

  • Divemaster Course 

  • Divemaster Internship: only pay for your PADI materials and receive your Divemaster training for FREE !

Our Dive Master programs includes the following,

  • DM training course meeting all PADI performance requirements

  • Working / training days

  • Equipment Included * (Only with DM Course)

  • Discount on shop retail

  • 10% Discount on upgrade to PADI Assistant Instructor 

  • 10% Discount on the IDC incl. EFR Instructor Course

  • A FREE Rich Coast Diving T-shirt

  • Unlimited diving during training

  • DIVE for LIFE Membership

  • 5 PADI Specialties for FREE** (Only with DM Internship)

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  • Be over 18 years old

  • Be medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

Let us know your certification level and we will train you up to the required level to start the PADI Divemaster Course. Not a diver yet ? No problem we train you from zero to hero!

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We have several housing options. You can stay at our “intern house” and share your experiences with the other interns or you can sign up for private accommodation. Shared rooms start at $200 a month excl. monthly utilities (electricity and water) which are shared amongst the interns in the accommodation.

On average about an extra 50 USD per month. We also have 1 bedroom condos for rent if you prefer to rent your own space. Contact us for details.


 You can also find accommodation on Airbnb or on the following facebook groups

Coco Chitchat or Coco rentals.


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Our location offers excellent year-round diving opportunities. Visibility changes from day to day so there is no better or worse season for visibility.


Water temperature ranges from 23 – 28 Celsius throughout the year so a

3 - 5 mm wetsuit is sufficient to keep you comfortably warm under water. Most dive sites are only 10 minutes away and accessible all year.


Our Divemaster program in Costa Rica is an amazing adventure

and you will make new friendships that last a lifetime !  


Here at Rich Coast Diving, we are proud of our PADI Divemaster Training Internship.  As the only 5* CDC facility in Costa Rica, we can assure you that the internship is of the highest quality and the education you receive with our PADI Course Directors and  IDC Staff Instructors will make you a skilled and knowledgeable divemaster ready to enter the PADI Pro world.

Our philosophy is to pay attention to details and follow PADI standards. That is why you are trained by only the best and most experienced PADI professionals in Coco. During your internship you will work with our dive crew on board daily dive trips, side by side with qualified instructors.  And you will assist our instructors when they teach their courses. This way you will gain real hands on experience which is very valuable as you start your career in the dive industry.


No other location or training facility Central America can offer you this type of training. The Divemaster qualifications you earn from our program will guide you in becoming a fantastic, service-oriented, employable PADI Divemaster.  Our Divemaster Internship program is over a period of 3 months and you can start any given day. 


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We recommend that you bring your own equipment. But if you do not own your own set of equipment yet, we offer equipment rental at $100 USD per month (Divemaster Internship). If you choose to do the Divemaster course, the equipment is included. 

Equipment included: Mask, fins, snorkel, BCD, regulator, long / short wetsuit

3 or 5 mm.



Our friendly and knowledgeable Course Directors and Instructors are waiting to hear from you with any questions that you may have.

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