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Marine Scientist Training

Marine science and scuba training from beginner to professional

Marine Scientist Training
From £5950
Duration 70 Days
From £5950
Duration 70 Days
Get top-level dive training; become a certified expert in aspects of marine ecology; carry out vital survey work and support the survival of the coral reef ecosystem with this intensive 10-week course...
Marine scientists wanted! If you’re a budding scientist with the ambition to enter the field of marine conservation and research, look no further.

Based at a Five Star PADI dive centre on the gorgeous Pacific coast of Costa Rica, this course trains you up to become a professional Divemaster with the added distinction of being specialised in marine science survey techniques. Participants train, practice or work 5 days a week in the A-Z of practical marine science, accommodated in an exclusive homestay with Costa Rican hosts. Get certified as a PADI Dive Master under superb instructors with more than 60 years combined instructorship experience. Get face to face with the inhabitants of this diverse ecosystem – including sharks, rays, turtles and humpback whales – and spend your days off exploring spectacular Costa Rica with its forests, volcanoes, jungles and endless beaches.

 World-class professional dive training

Get certified as a PADI Dive Master under superb instructors with more than 60 years combined instructorship experience.

Supercharge your CV

Specialise with internationally recognised qualifications in aspects of marine ecology including marine conservation, sharks, fish species and reef invertebrates.

Real science – real results

The data you collect through underwater surveys contributes to international scientific databases

Make a difference

Support the long-term survival of coral reefs with debris dives and underwater clean-up missions.



What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Food - breakfast & dinner
Experience Adventure Activities
Region Central America
Country Costa Rica


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