Roatan with its calm, clear, Caribbean water, abundant coral and marine life, as well as a huge variety of dive sites offers the ideal conditions to learn how to dive!
Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water under the close supervision of an experienced PADI Instructor. Kids must be comfortable in the water, but no prior experience is necessary. Parental approval is required.
Get your kids excited about scuba diving and enroll them in our PADI Bubblemaker course today!
If you have never been scuba diving before, now is the time to do an introductory dive on Roatan’s spectacular coral reef! The DSD program allows those who have never tried it to safely experience the thrill of scuba diving under the close supervision of an experienced PADI Instructor. You will first watch a short video followed by a brief orientation from your Instructor. Next you will practice a few basic skills in the swimming pool before you go on an actual open water boat dive, seeing and experiencing the underwater world like never before! This experience may change your lifestyle forever!
If you don’t have enough time to take a full certification course, or you don’t want to dive without the supervision of a Divemaster or Instructor, the PADI Scuba Diver Course is the right choice for you! During this course you will learn and practice some basic dive knowledge and skills in the swimming pool, following which you would have two Open Water training dives.
This course can be done in only two days and the minimum age is 10 years.
After the course you will be issued the PADI Scuba Diver Certification Card. The Scuba Diver certification allows you dive under the supervision of a Divemaster to a maximum depth of 40 feet. It can be upgraded to the full Open Water certification at any time in the future!
The PADI Open Water Diver is the most popular diver program in the world – and your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure! You’ll learn about scuba fundamentals, equipment and techniques. Plus you’ll practice valuable dive skills in the swimming pool or in a shallow spot on Roatan’s reef. This course consists of classroom work, pool skills and four open water training dives.
In as little as 3 to 4 days you can get your certification to dive anywhere in the world. Learn at your own pace with the Open Water Diver manual and video under the supervision of your instructor or start right now online. The course is structured so that you may progress according to your own individual ability.
The course takes between 3 and 4 days and the minimum age is 10 years.
Day 1: Academics – confined water dive 1 – open water dive 1 (this day is equivalent to the Discover Scuba Dive)
Day 2: Academics – confined water dive 2 & 3 – open water dive 2 (day 1 & 2 gives you the rating of PADI Scuba Diver)
Day 3: Academics – confined water dive 4 & 5 – open water dive 3
Day 4: Exam – Open water dive 4
Note: The course is performance based, not time based. Some students may finish the course in 3 days while others may need 5 days. There is some self-study involved so ask for details on how you can get started today!
PADI eLearning is a convenient option to study the theory at home rather than during your Roatan vacation. Note: additional charges apply.
Price: $420 for the full Open Water Diver Course
Price: $370 for the eLearning Open Water Diver Course
The price of this course depends on how much has to be done. For example the four OW dives cost $240.00, but if you require fewer dives then the price will be lower.
You can complete your course between multiple dive shops, which is great for those who want to start at home and finish here in the Caribbean!
If you did your Academic and/or Confined Water part of the Open Water Course in your hometown, you can finish your Open Water dives with us in the crystal clear Caribbean waters of Roatan!
If you started your training with an organization other than PADI, we require an additional pool dive ($30) to assess your dive skills and a review of your diving knowledge. After this you will continue on with your PADI training and you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver at the end of your course.
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