PADI Certification Courses

Seagrape Plantation Resort offers the full range of PADI certification courses in Roatan, Honduras.

If you’re coming to Roatan to learn to dive, we offer PADI Open Water Diver courses with our experienced, professional instructors. You’ll learn in a safe, fun, and relaxed environment at Seagrape Plantation Resort, ensuring that you receive the best training possible.

During your PADI Open Water Course, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Roatan’s coral reef, while also learning how to help protect and preserve this fragile ecosystem. We are adamant supporters of local conservation efforts to protect the reef in Roatan.

If you’re already certified but want to learn advanced dive skills, Seagrape Plantation Resort offers all the continuing education PADI courses to help you to hone your skills and reach new depths.

Whatever your dream dive vacation in Roatan looks like, our hotel and diving packages make it easy for you to plan your visit to Roatan and then sit back and relax.

Roatan Dive Courses at Seagrape Plantation Resort

*Discover Scuba Diving (DSD):

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) - $120: A half-day diving program with absolutely no experience required. You’ll learn how to use SCUBA equipment, plus basic safety and skills as we practice in shallow, clear water. Once you’re comfortable, you’ll actually head out on a real dive along the coral reef. If you decide you love diving (of course you will!), the DSD can count toward the start of your full Open Water Certification.

Maximum depth: 12m/40ft
Minimum age: 10 years old

*PADI Dive Certification Courses:

PADI Open Water Diver - $350: This is how you join the PADI community to dive anywhere in the world. This 3- to 4-day course includes classroom sessions, confined water practice, and 4 actual dives where you continue to practice your new skills.

Maximum depth: 18m/60ft 
Minimum age: 10 years old (ages 10-15 receive a Junior Open Water certification, requiring them to be accompanied by a parent/guardian or PADI professional)

*PADI Scuba Diver:

PADI Scuba Diver - $280: This 2-day course covers most of the full Open Water course, but requires you to dive with a PADI professional to a depth of 12m/40ft. You can upgrade to a full Open Water Diver at any time with a PADI instructor. This is an alternative to the full Open Water course if you are restricted on time.

Maximum depth: 12m/40ft
Minimum age: 10 years old 
*PADI Referral or Universal Referral:

PADI Referral or Universal Referral - $250: If you want to start your course at home, you can complete all classroom work and confined water sessions prior to your vacation to Roatan. Contact your local dive center to get started, and be sure to bring all of your referral documentation from your instructor.

NOTE: You must complete your course within one year. Please contact us before you begin your course to verify all documentation and requirements.

*PADI Continuing Education Courses:

PADI Advanced Open Water - $350: After becoming an Open Water Diver, you’ll soon find yourself wanting to dive deeper, to improve your buoyancy, to be better able to identify the fish and coral you’re seeing, and to try out the mesmerizing night dive. To do all this and more, you can upgrade to an Advanced Open Water Diver. In only 2 or 3 days, you can complete the necessary 5 dives to get certified.

Maximum depth: 30m/100ft
Minimum age: 10 years old

*PADI Rescue Diver:

PADI Rescue Diver - $350:Learn the skills you need to confidently handle any type of emergency situation while SCUBA diving. This course covers classroom learning, confined water training sessions, and open water rescue sessions to build your skill set and confidence. This is also the last certification level before you can train to become a PADI professional.

Valid CPR certification (within 2 years)
Minimum age: 12 years old

*Become a PADI Professional in Roatan:

PADI Divemaster - $1,200:This rigorous 6- to 8-week course is your first step to becoming a PADI professional. You’ll acquire extensive knowledge covering in-depth dive theory, physics and physiology, plus understanding of dive programs and supervision of certified divers. Additional water skills and tests are required to be successfully completed, so Divemaster candidates should ensure their physical health and activity throughout their training. The practical application of these skills includes assisting our PADI professionals with courses and fun dives to learn more about working in the dive industry in order to become a proper professional.

Minimum age: 18 years old

PADI Dive Specialties can be specialty courses for more in-depth knowledge and experience in a specific type of diving. These include:
• Deep Diver
• Multilevel Diver
• Night Diver
• Navigation
• Search and Recovery
• Peak Performance Buoyancy
• Fish ID
• Underwater Naturalist
• Boat Diver
• Wreck Diver
• And more.... 

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