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Roatan, Bay Islands


   PADI Dive Center  

Roatan, Bay Islands
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Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Become a PADI dive professional and do what you love to do as a career


Barefoot Divers offers a comprehensive Green Divemaster internship on Roatan, providing quality training at a PADI 5-Star IDC Center with extensive practical application and additional marine conservation initiatives. The PADI Divemaster Course is designed to train qualified Rescue Divers in how to control, manage and supervise groups of divers. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is certified as a PADI Divemaster and qualifies for PADI membership.  Divemasters are able to guide certified divers and assist with dive instruction

The program is taught as an internship – assisting in courses and with resort guests at Roatán’s only south shore PADI 5-Star Dive Center and Instructor Development Center


  • Unlimited fun dives during your training

  • Lectures on shark identifications and conservation

  • Simulated and certified diver leads, including dive briefings

  • Shark dive at ‘Cara a Cara’ Point

  • Sea horse and macro identification dives

  • PADI Enriched Air Diver course (does not include materials and certification fee)

  • Participate in monthly beach and ocean clean-ups

  • Weekly lionfish hunts to target this invasive species (a lionfish hunting permit must be obtained through the marine park prior to participating, at a cost of $60 including the ½ day class, spear, and 2-year permit)

  • Volunteer opportunities with local conservation organizations with the Roatan Marine Park

  • Night dive

  • Complimentary use of rental dive equipment and special rates if you’d like to get specialty certifications

Divemaster course materials ($265) & PADI processing fees ($ 123 paid directly to PADI) not included


Programs containing Open Water, Advanced Open Water, and Rescue Diver courses include materials & processing fees for those components


Looking for a career that’s fun and exciting, a job that you want to roll out of bed for in the morning?  Becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor opens up an entire new world, where you can share your love of diving with others.  Barefoot Divers’ Instructor Development Course (IDC) will equip you for the 2-day PADI Instructor Exam (IE), as well as for confidently joining the ranks of scuba instructors, ready to guide students through the steps of learning how to breathe underwater

Our IDC program can be taken on its own if you are already a certified PADI Divemaster or equivalent, or you can opt to come to Barefoot Divers to do your Divemaster training as well as other courses leading up to the Divemaster course. Ask us about our pro-internship opportunities, and find a package that’s right for you!

All IDC Packages Include EFRI training, materials are $700


Upon successful completion of the IDC program, candidates qualify to participate in the Instructor Exams (IE). The IE is typically scheduled over 2 days and takes place in the conclusion of scheduled IDC’s. The IE requires a minimum of 100 dives to attend

The IE ($700), IDC ($190), and EFRI ($119) processing fee costs totaling $1009 paid directly to PADI

Programs containing Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver courses include materials & processing fees for those components


Why become an IDC Staff Instructor?  If you’d like a new challenge in your career as a dive professional and would like to become involved with training pro students, the IDC Staff Instructor certification is an excellent starting point. Many dive shop managers and those in other leadership roles possess the coveted IDCS ranking


With this qualification, you’ll be certified to:

•  Teach the Assistant Instructor course
•  Conduct portions of the IDC course (under the direction of a PADI Course Director)
•  Assist on IDCs, building your qualifications towards Master Instructor or PADI Course Director
•  Assist with instructor specialty training



For professional course inquiries & bookings, please contact our Course Director at


A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking in order to reserve a space in the course; the balance is due upon course start. Cancellations 31 or more days prior to start date are entitled to a full refund; cancellations 15-30 days prior to arrival are entitled to a 50% refund of the deposit paid; cancellations fewer than 15 days prior to course start are non-refundable (deposit is forfeit)

Roatan Diving




1-866-246-3706 (toll-free to Roatan)

+504-9468-7147 (local)

Brick Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands

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Barefoot Cay is one pearl in a necklace of cays off the south shore of Roatan in the Bay Islands. The resort is positioned perfectly for the trade winds to create a tropical breeze over the entire Cay

Centrally located between Roatan's more touristed West side and less-populated East end, our locale provides the perfect jumping-off point for exploring and experiencing the island; ask our front desk staff to assist with arranging taxi service, or a rental car if you'd prefer to venture out on your own

Our step-on pontoon passenger ferry is available 24 hours a day to transit guests across the narrow 85' channel that separates the Cay from the Barefoot Divers building on the Roatan shore, so guests have convenient access to the island of Roatan and all areas of the resort

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