Instructor Development Course


While learning how to pass the PADI Instructor Exam (IE) is important, it’s more important to learn how to be an effective and compassionate instructor. Our Instructor Development Course is taught by our PADI Course Director, Peter Hughes. Running 13 days, with 2 additional days of prep, we teach you the art of how to successfully guide your students to reach their goals as either new divers or as divers furthering their education. Each day runs from 9am-4pm with a break for lunch. You will learn how to take PADI’s guided approach to teaching both in and out of the water and expand upon that further with the help of Peter and Roatan Divers’ experienced PADI IDC-Staff Instructors for assistance.

Our next IDC will be from APril 7th to april 18th, 2018. the Instructor Exam will be here in Roatan on april 19th and 20th.


Peter Hughes PADI Course Director

Meet Roatan Divers PADI Course Director - Peter Hughes

Originally from the UK, Pete has been diving for 20 years and has been a PADI Pro for 18. He has worked around the world in Egypt, Thailand, the Philippines and the Caribbean, and has issued over 1500 student certifications.

As a PADI Course Director, he is now passing on his passion for teaching to the next generation of Instructors. Peter has a great reputation for working as hard as it takes to help his candidates succeed.

Pete was a fantastic Course Director, I couldn’t have hoped or wanted anyone else. This was evident to me during the Instructors Exam (IE). I was extremely well prepared compared to others and Pete was there to support or help me during the whole IE, other Course Directors didn’t.
— Rosie S, IDC graduate

Owners of Roatan Divers, Karl and Saaya together with Course Director Pete. 

Meet the PADI IDC-Staff Instructors of Roatan Divers

Course Director Peter Hughes will be assisted by our experienced PADI IDC-Staff Instructors who have taught diving across the world. All of our staff instructors are active teaching members of the Roatan Divers team.

Alex PADI IDC-Staff Instructor Roatan Divers
Russ PADI IDC-Staff Instructor Roatan Divers

"For me teaching the scientific aspects of scuba diving is what I like most about the IDC."    

~Russ N. 



PADI IDC Staff Instructor & Full time Roatan Divers Instructor 

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"I enjoy working with IDC Candidates when we examine how and why we teach PADI Courses the way we do. It renews my excitement towards teaching diving to my students."  ~Natalia D.



PADI IDC Staff Instructor and Full Time Roatan Divers Instructor