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PADI Dive Training and Scuba Instruction in Roatan

Choose Your PADI Certification Course

Perhaps you've completed your PADI Open Water classroom Scuba instruction at home and wish to finish your certification by completing your open-water dives in Roatan's warm waters. On the other hand, maybe you've logged enough dives to move on to Advance Open Water status or want to specialize in wreck diving.

We offer any combination of Scuba courses desired to meet your personalized training needs and schedule — from Discover Scuba to Instructor! Additionally, as a PADI Career Development Center, we offer vocational-oriented and continuing education training, preparing individuals for dive industry careers.


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Scuba Instruction

PADI Open Water Diver Certification

PADI Open Water Diver is the first Scuba Instruction level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world. The course includes course materials, open water dives leading to certification, equipment during the course, and fees.

Scuba Instruction

PADI E-Learning Water Work

(Equipment is included while completing the course.)

PADI offers a great new way to complete the theory portion before you travel for those looking to get a head start on your Scuba Instruction at home. Spend more time in the water with PADI's eLearning!

Scuba Instruction

PADI Open Water Referral 

Can't decide whether to get your scuba certification while on vacation or at home before you travel? With a PADI® Open Water referral, you don't have to choose! A PADI referral allows you to complete most of your Scuba Instruction at home – then finish your certification dives once you're here. This means you can avoid studying during your vacation! This course includes course materials, open water dives leading to certification, equipment during course, and fees. Referrals from other agencies must complete PADI final exam.

PADI Scuba Diver Course

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you're short on time but want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you — particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification if that's your ultimate goal.  The Scuba Diver Upgrade option is also available.

Discover Scuba

What better place to get your feet wet with Scuba Diving than at one of the pioneer dive resorts in all the Caribbean? Here on scenic Roatan, home to one of the world’s most majestic barrier reefs, Anthony’s Key Resort will provide you with a safe, solid introduction to the sport. In the space of a single afternoon, you'll start what for many has become a lifetime passion!

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PADI Adventure Diver 

Don’t have time for the Advanced Open Water course? Our adventure diver course takes only one day (3 dives), and you may apply the credit toward the Advanced Openwater course.

PADI Advanced Open Water

The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You'll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives of your choosing (it's like a specialty sampler platter). For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit toward PADI® specialty certifications. This is a two-day course consisting of five dives — two core dives: deep and navigation and three elective dives: night, fish ID, multi-level, wreck, drift, u/w naturalist, buoyancy, equipment, boat). This course is performance-based with no tests.

PADI Rescue Diver 

The PADI® Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive – in the best possible way! Learn to identify and fix minor issues before they become big problems, gain a lot of confidence, and have serious fun along the way.  This is a three-day course with water exercises and self-study.

PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) 

Emergency First Response® primary and secondary care training teach you what to do in the critical moments between when a life-threatening emergency occurs and when emergency medical services arrive.
You will learn CPR and know how to react in an emergency.

PADI Enriched Air Course 

Enriched air, also known as nitrox or EANx, contains less nitrogen than regular air. Breathing less nitrogen means you can enjoy longer dives and shorter surface intervals. No wonder Enriched Air Diver is the most popular PADI® specialty.  Learn all about the new nitrox diving and how you can increase your bottom time. This course involved only a little studying and a lot of diving!

PADI Specialty Courses

Tailored to Your Needs

  • Fish ID
  • Performance Buoyancy
  • Peak Equipment Specialist
  • Night Diver
  • Naturalist Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Wreck Diver
  • Search and Recovery
  • Underwater Navigation

PADI Project Aware Courses

Coral Reef Conservation

This course helps you appreciate the complexity of coral reef habitats and teaches how you can help conserve these vital systems.

The AWARE Shark Conservation 

Love sharks? Scared of sharks? Or do you want to know more about them? Enroll in an AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty course and discover the value of sharks to marine ecosystems and economies. You’ll learn more about the causes of declining shark populations and the actions you can take to become an informed and passionate shark defender.

Dive Against Debris

Do you want to learn how to make a difference on every dive you take but are unsure where to begin? Then, gain the knowledge and skills to activate your inner citizen scientist and complete regular Dive Against Debris® surveys under the guidance of a PADI Professional by taking the Dive Against Debris Specialty. Cost $145 US/USD + 15% Sales Tax


The Project AWARE Specialty

This introduction to Project AWARE as a global movement for ocean protection. It focuses and expands on the 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet to provide guidance and help you make a difference for ocean protection every time you dive, travel, and more. Remaining as a dry course, it is ideal for engaging divers and non-divers alike and a perfect solution to those bad weather days. Cost $125 US/USD + 15% Sales Tax

PADI Diving Programs for Kids

Thrilling Scuba Diving Experiences For Kids in Roatan

These age-appropriate PADI programs provide parents with the opportunity of introducing their kids to their love of Scuba Diving! Diving is an excellent way for families to participate in a non-contact sport and provides active, rewarding recreation that bonds families together with a common interest for years.

Supplied Air Snorkelling For Youth (SASY)

Designed for kids too young to dive, Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youths (SASY) program allows young children to participate in snorkeling with a BCD-like floatation device, a compressed air tank, and regulator. Children can swim on the surface without fear of inhaling water through a snorkel tube, and the SASY jackets provide ample buoyancy and hold the compressed air securely in place. (Included in Dolphin Scuba Camp)


Allows children to experience breathing underwater. Held in water no deeper than 6 feet, kids get to experience the thrill of Scuba diving in Roatan under a controlled environment. As part of the program, all participants will receive a PADI Bubblemaker decal, tattoo, toy, and certificate of completion. (Included in Dolphin Scuba Camp)

Junior Open Water Certification

Designed for children ages 10 to 14 years old, the Jr. Open Water Diver course teaches the basic knowledge and skills needed to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision. Certification requires approximately 31 hours of combined classroom, confined water, and open water training. Upon completion, kids ages 10 to 11 may descend up to 40 feet accompanied by a parent, guardian, or PADI professional. Children ages 12 to 14 will be qualified to dive when accompanied by any Open Water Certified adult.

PADI Age Limitations for Jr. Certifications - Please review PADI age limitations for Jr. Certifications.

  • Jr. SCUBA Divers (Ages 10-14) — Maximum Depth: 40 feet; Must be accompanied by a renewed PADI professional.
  • Jr. Open Water Divers (Ages 10-11) —Maximum Depth: 40 feet; Must be accompanied by parent or guardian that is of legal age.
  • Jr. Open Water Divers (Ages 12-14) — Maximum Depth: 60 feet; Must be accompanied by parent or guardian that is of legal age.
  • Jr. Advanced Open Water Divers (Ages 12-14)— Maximum Depth: 70 feet; Must be accompanied by parent or guardian that is of legal age


  • Children ages 10 to 11 are not allowed on Night Dives or Wreck Dives.
  • Parents must complete a liability release and medical statement before enrollment.

Become a Pro

PADI GoPro Courses at Anthony's Key Resort

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (IDC)

Are you looking for something unusual in your life? Then the chance to offer others the experience of seeing the underwater world is here at Anthony's Key. With the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), you will learn professional methods and teaching techniques for the classroom, confined water, and open water presentations. Using the latest PADI multi-media training aids, you will learn how to utilize and adapt the PADI system of diver education to best meet your student diver’s needs. Contact Us

GoBlue Divemaster Internship

Our Divemaster Internship program at Anthony's Key is designed to give you the most diving experience possible, as you will spend most of your time with us doing diving-related activities. Many people find that doing a Divemaster Internship is the best way to prepare to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. During the internship, not only do you learn diving theory at instructor-level standards, but you'll also have the opportunity to assist instructors with courses and learn firsthand from our instructors how rewarding and how much fun it is being a PADI Instructor. Contact Us