Become a PADI Scuba Instructor with Roatan Divers

Congratulations, you're now a PADI Divemaster!

After you accomplish your PADI Divemaster rating, the next step to work in the dive industry is becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI). Roatan Divers is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center and we offer instructor training through the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), a two-week intensive training course that focuses on teaching you how to, well, teach!

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As a PADI OWSI you are able to teach various levels of PADI certifications. Divemasters primarily act as a guide for certified divers snorkelers, conduct a PADI ReActivate course, and Skin Diver. A PADI Open Water Instructor can teach everything a Divemaster does, plus certify students for the following:

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • PADI Scuba Diver
  • PADI Open Water & Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster

Working as a PADI Instructor is immensely rewarding. Not only do you get to now teach what you love, you can work in so many parts of the world! From Roatan to Thailand, Iceland to the Philippines, there is no limit to where your dive passion can take you.

Are you ready to take the next step in your professional career? Learn more about the PADI Instructor Development Course and start teaching what you love today!


Is Being a PADI Instructor Right for Me? 

Learn more about life as a scuba diving instructor 

For those of us who have completed our Divemaster, we know all too well the thrill and enjoyment that comes from showing divers around underwater and letting them experience the magic that is scuba diving. When you come up from a dive and hear divers exclaiming about the size of that green moray eel, or perhaps how close that turtle may have gotten is a really rewarding experience. It really comes down to marveling at the opportunity to spend time blowing bubbles and seeing the world from a totally different angle.

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Here in Roatan, we are extremely fortunate to have the reef SO CLOSE to us! What that means is short, convenient boat rides and the ability to access a large volume of dive sites within a short time. Plus we have The Roatan Marine Park, which heavily patrols and maintains the mooring lines surrounding West End and West Bay which in turn keeps the fish, turtle, and marine activity higher than in other areas of Roatan. Not to mention, making it convenient for dive boats to safely and comfortably dive.     

I’ve loved the ocean since I was a kid, and that feeling never went away. When I became a scuba instructor, it gave me the chance to share my love of diving with so many new people.
— Lauren W, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor