Black Pearl Divers offers a full range of PADI & SSI certified courses for all ages, from beginner to advanced to enhance your Roatan diving experience. The younger kids can begin to get comfortable with diving gear with the Bubble Maker program (ages 8-10), while the 10-99 year old youngsters can do a 1-day Discover Scuba to see how much they like diving, and then continue with their Junior or regular Open Water certification.  If you are already certified Open Water then perhaps it is time to become an Advanced Diver, and if you haven’t been diving in a while there is nothing to worry about, our quick Refresh Course will have you diving like a pro in a couple of hours!  And since no one wants to spend vacation days reading and studying for the dive certifications, the digital learning program allows you to do all the book work before even setting foot on Roatan, so that once you are here it’s all fun in the Sun!

Check out our courses below for diving in Roatan.

Open Water Certification

Open Water, $500 – approx. 5 days

The PADI or SSI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. The course consists of three main phases: knowledge development (online, home study or in the classroom); confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills and open water dives to review your skills and explore all Honduras diving has to offer! You will also learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer and standard accessories. To enroll in the Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course you must be 10 years or older.

Referral - Open Water Certification

Referral Open Water, $270 – usually 2 days

For guests who have already finished their theory and confined open waters elsewhere and bring a referral slip from another dive shop.  With that referral slip, you can do your last step with us to get certified which consists of 4 supervised open water dives done 2 in a day.  After successful completion, you will be a certified diver!

Advanced Open Water

Advanced Open Water, $400 – 2 days

Exploration, excitement and experiences. They’re what the Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the Open Water Diver course. This course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. It is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your instructor. Learn underwater navigation, deep water diving (typically anywhere from 60-100 feet/18-30 meters), digital underwater photography, wreck diving, peak performance buoyancy and much more. Talk to an instructor at our dive shop to choose what activities are best for you. To take this course you must be a Open Water Diver and at least 15 years old.


NITROX, $200 – 1 day

NITROX gives your body the ability to absorb nitrogen at a slower rate, thus increasing your no-decompression limits and improving the after-dive recovery.  And since surface intervals between dives are all about releasing nitrogen absorbed underwater, you will also benefit from shorter dive intervals which means added safety when diving!

Bubble Maker

Bubble Maker, $100 – 1 day

This is a fun, easy and safe way to introduce children to scuba diving with our Bubble Maker course. They will get the chance to experience what scuba diving is like under the direct care and supervision of a instructor. They will learn in water that is no more than six feet deep in basic scuba gear that is made for their size and stature. Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers. What better place to learn than in Roatan!

Discover Scuba (Try Scuba)

Discover Scuba, $120 – 1 day

Plunge into our Discover Scuba course today and experience the incredible dive sites Roatan has to offer. Your instructor will teach you the basics of your scuba diving equipment in shallow water and what it takes to explore the marine world. There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to, but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. Learn to scuba dive in open water and your experience may count towards Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification. To take this course you must be at least 10 years old.

Scuba Diver

Scuba Diver, $280 – 2 days

Got the urge to become a certified diver? Dive in Roatan towards your Scuba Diver certification. This course builds on your existing scuba knowledge by developing skills like buoyancy techniques, staying warm underwater, preventing common problems underwater and an introduction to boat diving. Dive to a maximum depth of 40 feet / 12 meters. This is an ideal course if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification. Or choose to continue on to our Open Water Diver course. You need to be at least 15 years old to participate or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification.

eLearning Open Water

Open Water (online theory complement), $370 – 4/5 days  

Click here for the e-learning page

Begin your scuba certification online where you can complete the classroom portion of the Open Water Diver course at your own pace, anytime, anywhere, before you actually come to Roatan.  After you complete all the segments online, you will continue your training with the required confined open water sessions and open water sessions to finalize your certification.  This course includes the confined and open water portions of the course, not the online theory. 


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