GREEN DIVEMASTER INTERNSHIP
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.
INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE
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!
IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR Certification
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 on instructor specialty training
PADI Specialty Diver Courses
Discover what interests you
1 DAY | 2 DIVES | $185 USD
Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the Boat Diver course.
4 DIVES | $285 USD
The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.
If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.
2 DIVES | $185 USD
The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – except that you’re underwater using scuba equipment. Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. If this sound like fun, then the Drift Diver course is for you.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Drift Diver specialty course.
EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER
Theory practical sessions only
Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.
There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers – boat crew, lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from having this training.
Enriched Air Diver
1-DAY COURSE | PRICE: $240 USD
Learn to use enriched air (Nitrox) so you can extend your bottom time and decrease post dive fatigue.
- 1 dive
- Unlimited Nitrox for week included
- PADI Project AWARE certification card
FISH ID DIVER
2 DIVES | $185 USD
“What was that fish?” is a common question heard after a dive. If you want to be the scuba diver with the answers, instead of the one asking the questions, then take the AWARE – Fish Identification Specialty course. You’ll enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see and can identify the main fish families and their characteristics.
If you’re at least 10 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the AWARE – Fish Identification course.
2 DIVES | $185 USD
In the old days, dive profiles were calculated from the surface down to a maximum depth, then back to the surface. Now, dive computers continually analyze your depth – giving you more bottom time for going shallower and allowing you to maximize your dive time. If you’d like to understand more about dive computers and learn how you can use tools like the eRDPMLTM to plan multilevel dives, then the Multilevel Diver Specialty course is for you.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Multilevel Diver course.
2 DIVES | $185 USD
Take the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course and you’ll see new things, even on the most familiar scuba diving sites. Why? Because when know more about symbioses, underwater ecology, and aquatic plant and animal habitats, you notice behaviors and see creatures you may have previously missed. Learn more about the local ecosystem and take a closer look on your next scuba diving adventure.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Underwater Naturalist Specialty course.
3 DIVES | $235 USD
The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light. The scene changes as day creatures retire and nocturnal organisms emerge. If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, sign up for the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course.
PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY
2 DIVES | $185 USD
Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.
PROJECT AWARE REEF CONSERVATION
2 HOURS | $50 USD
SEARCH AND RECOVERY
2 DAYS | 4 DIVES | $285 USD
It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.
PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old can enroll in the Search and Recover Diver course. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.
2 DAYS | 3 DIVES | $235 USD
Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. The PADI Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater. If you like challenges with big rewards, take this course and have fun finding your way.
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.
4 DIVES | $285 USD
Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.
If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.