PADI Divemaster Internship Position available on Roatan Island:

Divemaster Wanted – Join the Tribe and take a SCUBA diving internship at Subway Watersports, on the Caribbean island of Roatan in the Bay Islands of Honduras.

Divemaster Interns will gain a unique insight and hands-on experience working in the scuba dive industry while obtaining the education, training and credentials needed to become a PADI Divemaster. Monthly dive Instructor courses are available to our interns at a discounted rate.

Join the adventure industry and become a Divemaster on the Caribbean island Roatan, Honduras. Experience a new career that lets you work at the most exotic locations around the world.

Divemaster Internship Highlights:

  • Hands-on education in a fun atmosphere.
  • On the job training with expert Divemasters, Instructors and recreational divers.
  • Unlimited free diving and use of dive equipment.
  • Free Accommodation
  • Free lunch and transportation to the dive center.
  • Dive free for life*

A career as a PADI Divemaster or SCUBA Instructor is nothing less than spending your working life exploring and guiding others through a precious part of the underwater world.

Diving Internship Places Available:

To maintain high quality training we limit the amount of interns to a maximum of 10. You will be trained by multiple staff instructors and our Course Director. All interns will be living in the same house for free.

Check out internship availabilities in specific months and get to know the current and future Divemaster Interns.

Divemaster Internship Time Period:

1 Month minimum.

For an Open Water Diver to attain the professional level of Divemaster or Assistant Instructor an 8 week internship is recommended. If you are entering our program as an Advanced Open Water Diver, we recommend 6 Weeks to complete your Divemaster/Assistant Instructor internship. For Rescue Certified divers, 4 weeks is typically enough time.
You may be able to finish the course work sooner but gaining experience is the most important (and fun) part of the internship.
If you are certified with an agency other than PADI, we can convert your current certification to the PADI system with no additional time or expense.

Divemaster Intern Accommodation:

Accommodation is included in the Divemaster internship and Instructor programs. You will stay in a five bedroom house, shared with other interns. Lunch is provided by Subway Watersports. Food for breakfast and dinner can be bought at large nearby supermarket and cooked at the kitchen in the house. There is a restaurant and bar only 5 minutes walk from the house and several other local restaurants are nearby of various calibers and prices. The house has WI-FI Internet.
Additional nights at the intern house before or after your internship are available for $ 10 per night. (as long as space is available)
Interns are not required to stay at the intern house. If you are looking for private or more upscale accommodation we are more than happy to assist in finding another place.


Open Water diving certification recommended. Friendly, motivated, outdoorsy and fun water-lover with respect for nature and a minimum of 20 years of age. It is important to be in good physical shape.


  • Staff dive shop; sign up clients for activities and assist with their retail purchases.
  • Assist in the preparation of the dive boats, loading tanks and setting up guests equipment as well as end of day shut down activities.
  • Learn to fill dive tanks and if interested mix Nitrox (we have a certification available in this)
    Help gearing up customers with diving equipment.
  • Assist our staff with divers, students and other Interns in their programs.
  • Help with the overall customer flow and safety of guest divers.

Additional Opportunities:

  • Dive daily (usually once sometimes more).
  • Shark Dive.
  • Lionfish hunting license (training provided by the Roatan Marine Park)
    Practice Spanish.
  • Assist in monthly Instructor Development Course IDC
    Spend time on a beautiful Caribbean island and dive on part of the world’s 2nd largest barrier reef. Wall dives, night dives, shark dives, explore caverns, see whale sharks and dolphins. Roatan is an exceptional place that you’ll find difficult to leave.
  • Meet people from all over the world with the same passion for diving as you.

During the Internship you will also have the option to do any specialty diver courses at great prices, and afterwards continue your education by becoming an Assistant Instructor or Instructor.

Divemaster Internship Cost:**

What’s included:

Pick up when you arrive, accommodation, course fees from your level up to Divemaster, diving, equipment use and staff lunches at the resort are included in this adventure. However, breakfast, dinner, flights, visas (where applicable) and insurance are not included. The cost of your adventure is broken down to the time you spend here.

We recommend:

4 weeks US $ 1530*, if you arrive as Rescue Diver Certified with more than 30 dives.
5 weeks US $ 1830*, if you arrive as Rescue Diver Certified with less than 30 dives.
6 weeks US $ 2170*, if you arrive as Advanced Open Water Certified with more than 20 dives.
7 weeks US $ 2470*, if you arrive as Advanced Open Water Certified with less than 20 dives.
8 weeks US $ 2790*, if you arrive as Open Water Certified.
9 weeks US $ 2990*, if you arrive as non-certified.

*including AWARE Coral Conservation Specialty (Material & Certification included; Value US $ 100.00!)

PADI Training Material, certification cost etc:

Please note that the Divemaster internship cost includes instruction however PADI standards require that student divers have in their possession, a personal set of training materials for study and use during the course and for reference afterward. Also PADI charges a fee when sending for official dive course cards.

Training Material and certification comes to:

$714 – If you arrive as non-certified.
$629 – If you arrive as Open Water Certified.
$556 – If you arrive as Advanced Open Water Certified.
$414 – If you arrive as Rescue Diver Certified.

Note that these cost may vary if you already own materials. The DM application is included in above cost but has to be paid to PADI with credit card. PADI requires that each Divemaster candidate must own a personal copy of an RDP (Recreational Dive Planner – $31), an eRDPML (electronic Recreational Dive Planner Multi Level – $39), pocket mask ($36), a Whistle ($6), a Compass ($62), a Dive Knife ($29), an Underwater Watch ($62) and surface signaling device ($36). Not included in above prices. We have these available for sale individually or take advantage of our discounted “Pro Paks” that we offer to our Divemaster candidates at a discount of 20% off our regular prices above!

The internship cost does not include flights, insurance, breakfast or dinner. All “Interns” must have insurance. It is recommended that you budget $400 per month for food shopping (depending on appetite!) and going out. Food stores are nearby. Please realize that by joining this diving adventure you are not guaranteeing your certification in any courses since PADI course certification is a result of completing/passing required coursework, completing dives and/or examinations.

Assistant Instructor and Instructor course:

Once you have completed your Divemaster internship you have the option to expand your employability, knowledge and skills by becoming an Assistant Instructor or Instructor. The Assistant Instructor is the first step and can be added ‘on demand’ during your Internship, taking about 5 days. The cost is an additional $1121 to your Internship fees (this includes Accomodation, Lunch, Equipment use, Marine Park Fees, IDC Crew Pack, AI course fee & PADI application fee). Instructor Development Courses at Subway are scheduled to run once a month directly followed by an Instructor Examination here on Roatan or Utila. As a Subway Intern & PADI Divemaster you can attend our IDC and enjoy the benefit of a 10% IDC course fee reduction. The cost is an additional $3099 in fees (this includes Accomodation, Lunch, Equipment use, Diving, the IDC Crew Pack, EFR Instructor Manual, Assistant Instructor course fee, IDC course fee, Nitrox Instructor course fee, Emergency Oxygen Provider course fee, EFR Instructor course fee, and PADI OWSI Examination/Application fee).

To train to be a PADI Divemaster, an Open Water Diver must complete the following courses:

Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response and Divemaster. Anywhere else, totaling approximately $1800 US in Instruction costs. Additionally, a diver must have completed a total of 60 Open Water dives (which can cost about $50 US each) before eligibility as a Divemaster. So, there is NO CHEAPER WAY to become an excellent diver than with a Divemaster internship at Subway Watersports. Experience a new lifestyle and come home a “Pro”.

Why doing your Divemaster internship with Subway Watersports?

We have been offering this internship since 2001 and seeing how much fun the interns have during their training and how successful they are working in the dive industry showed us that we are on the right track. We pioneered this type of internship in the Bay Islands and many shops are now copying our approach. We belief that becoming a dive professional during an internship gives you the most experience and shows you what live in the dive industry is all about. Subway Watersports is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, Green Star Award winner and the first National Geographic Dive Center in the Bay Islands of Honduras. Basically these titles mean, that we are following the highest quality standards set by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and National Geographic.

Work opportunities:

We work closely with most of the other dive centers here on Roatan assisting them with their staffing needs. We have a constantly growing community of Divemasters and Instructors that have taken their new profession out to see the world.
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