With two PADI 5 Star dive centers comes a 5 Star team! Our team of experienced instructors and exceptional captains pride themselves on offering high quality service and personalized care. Multilingual, knowledgeable and caring, there's no better team to introduce you to the wonderful world of Roatan scuba diving!

We speak: English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Afrikaans, Basque and Catalan.

 
Martijn hails from Holland. He has a degree in IT and spent 20 years working in the IT industry in Europe before he decided to exchange his suit for a wetsuit. He set out on a trip around the world that led him by chance to Roatan. He literally fell in love instantly and decided to pursue a professional career in scuba diving. He has since certified countless students in all parts of the globe. Martijn & his wife Irma finally decided to call Roatan their forever home in 2016. If you like dad jokes Martijn is your guy. He speaks Dutch, English, German & Spanish.

Martijn hails from Holland. He has a degree in IT and spent 20 years working in the IT industry in Europe before he decided to exchange his suit for a wetsuit. He set out on a trip around the world that led him by chance to Roatan. He literally fell in love instantly and decided to pursue a professional career in scuba diving. He has since certified countless students in all parts of the globe. Martijn & his wife Irma finally decided to call Roatan their forever home in 2016. If you like dad jokes Martijn is your guy. He speaks Dutch, English, German & Spanish.

MARTIJN Owner & PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

South African citizen Irma has been an instructor for 9 years and worked extensively in South Africa, Roatan, Thailand, Indonesia & Australia before finally returning to Roatan in 2016 to settle down for good. Irma has a ton of experience in the diving industry and her and her husband Martijn ran a boutique resort on Roatan’s South side for 2 years where they happened to be partners with Roatan Divers to provide a location on both sides of the island. She speaks Afrikaans, English and basic Spanish.

South African citizen Irma has been an instructor for 9 years and worked extensively in South Africa, Roatan, Thailand, Indonesia & Australia before finally returning to Roatan in 2016 to settle down for good. Irma has a ton of experience in the diving industry and her and her husband Martijn ran a boutique resort on Roatan’s South side for 2 years where they happened to be partners with Roatan Divers to provide a location on both sides of the island. She speaks Afrikaans, English and basic Spanish.

IRMA Owner & PADI Master Instructor

British citizen Russ has been an instructor for five years and worked extensively in Thailand, Abu Dhabi, Egypt and Indonesia before calling Roatan home in 2014. With hundreds of certifications under his belt, he is a very experienced instructor known for his patience and creative approach to teaching. He speaks English.

British citizen Russ has been an instructor for five years and worked extensively in Thailand, Abu Dhabi, Egypt and Indonesia before calling Roatan home in 2014. With hundreds of certifications under his belt, he is a very experienced instructor known for his patience and creative approach to teaching. He speaks English.

RUSS
West End Manager & PADI IDC-Staff Instructor

Natalia hails from Basque Country, although she also counts Berlin, Germany, as home. She worked as a PADI instructor in Panama, Mexico, Croatia and Thailand before moving to Roatan in 2014, and has been with us ever since! She speaks Spanish, German, Basque and English.

Natalia hails from Basque Country, although she also counts Berlin, Germany, as home. She worked as a PADI instructor in Panama, Mexico, Croatia and Thailand before moving to Roatan in 2014, and has been with us ever since! She speaks Spanish, German, Basque and English.

NATALIA
Sandy Bay Manager & PADI IDC-Staff Instructor

Victor has been with us since we opened in November 2013. Raised on Roatan, head captain Victor is an extremely experienced dive boat captain who knows the reef like the back of his hand and is always a step ahead of our divers' needs. He is a Rescue Diver and speaks English and Spanish.

Victor has been with us since we opened in November 2013. Raised on Roatan, head captain Victor is an extremely experienced dive boat captain who knows the reef like the back of his hand and is always a step ahead of our divers' needs. He is a Rescue Diver and speaks English and Spanish.

HEAD CAPTAIN VICTOR
EFR & PADI Rescue Diver

Kevin hails from West End, Roatan, and has been with us since December 2015. He is a quick study and has a keen eye for detail, making him a great dive boat captain and team member. He is an Advanced Open Water Diver and speaks English and Spanish.

Kevin hails from West End, Roatan, and has been with us since December 2015. He is a quick study and has a keen eye for detail, making him a great dive boat captain and team member. He is an Advanced Open Water Diver and speaks English and Spanish.

CAPTAIN KEVIN
EFR & PADI Advanced OW

Keeping Team RD all about family, our gentle giant, Cristian, is Captain Kevin's cousin and also hails from West End, Roatan. He has proven himself to be a great addition to the team and is potentially the strongest person on Roatan! He speaks English and Spanish.

Keeping Team RD all about family, our gentle giant, Cristian, is Captain Kevin's cousin and also hails from West End, Roatan. He has proven himself to be a great addition to the team and is potentially the strongest person on Roatan! He speaks English and Spanish.

CAPTAIN CRISTIAN
Emergency First Responder & Open Water Diver
 

Noe was born and raised in West End, Roatan, and comes from a family of boat captains. Though young, he is inquisitive, a quick learner and works hard. He’s always up for a joke and a good laugh. Noe speaks Spanish and English.

Noe was born and raised in West End, Roatan, and comes from a family of boat captains. Though young, he is inquisitive, a quick learner and works hard. He’s always up for a joke and a good laugh. Noe speaks Spanish and English.

CAPTAIN NOE
Emergency First Responder & Open Water Diver

Jerson was born and raised in Sandy Bay. He has years of experience as a boat captain on Roatan and is always eager to lend a helping hand with anything. He joined our team in September 2019 and we think he is a great addition to team RD.

Jerson was born and raised in Sandy Bay. He has years of experience as a boat captain on Roatan and is always eager to lend a helping hand with anything. He joined our team in September 2019 and we think he is a great addition to team RD.

JERSON
Emergency First Responder & Open Water Diver

Laura comes from Spain, and completed her Divemaster training with Roatan Divers in 2017. She was such an impressive candidate that when the opportunity arose to bring her on board for Roatan Divers Sandy Bay, we jumped on it! Fun, passionate and with attention to detail, she’s a great instructor and guide. She speaks Spanish and English.

Laura comes from Spain, and completed her Divemaster training with Roatan Divers in 2017. She was such an impressive candidate that when the opportunity arose to bring her on board for Roatan Divers Sandy Bay, we jumped on it! Fun, passionate and with attention to detail, she’s a great instructor and guide. She speaks Spanish and English.

LAURA
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Fletch is from Queensland, Australia, and got his professional start to scuba diving on Roatan. He is a very passionate instructor, with boat loads of patience, he’s very inquisitive and always up for a joke. Before he became a dive pro he was actively saving the oceans as a team member of Sea Sheppard Melbourne. He is also an excellent carpenter which is always an added bonus at our wooden establishment…He speaks Wallaby & English fluenty.

Fletch is from Queensland, Australia, and got his professional start to scuba diving on Roatan. He is a very passionate instructor, with boat loads of patience, he’s very inquisitive and always up for a joke. Before he became a dive pro he was actively saving the oceans as a team member of Sea Sheppard Melbourne. He is also an excellent carpenter which is always an added bonus at our wooden establishment…He speaks Wallaby & English fluenty.

FLETCH
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Our Scottish jokester, PADI Master Instructor Felix has been an instructor for over seven years and decided that Roatan was where he wanted to settle down to continue his professional career! Extremely experienced, passionate and patient, he’s a great addition to the RD team and professional training program.

Our Scottish jokester, PADI Master Instructor Felix has been an instructor for over seven years and decided that Roatan was where he wanted to settle down to continue his professional career! Extremely experienced, passionate and patient, he’s a great addition to the RD team and professional training program.

FELIX
Padi Course Director

Martin is a gentle teddy bear with many hidden talents. He hails from Buenos Aires, Before coming to Roatan he was the temporary exhibitions registrar and coordinator for the national museum of art. He has a degree in history and management of art and a masters degree as an art curator. He is an excellent instructor with infinite patience & lots of care. He is an avid rugby player and the national Jiu Jitsu champion. He joined the team in 2019 after successfully completing his Divemaster course with Roatan Divers. He speaks Spanish & English.

Martin is a gentle teddy bear with many hidden talents. He hails from Buenos Aires, Before coming to Roatan he was the temporary exhibitions registrar and coordinator for the national museum of art. He has a degree in history and management of art and a masters degree as an art curator. He is an excellent instructor with infinite patience & lots of care. He is an avid rugby player and the national Jiu Jitsu champion. He joined the team in 2019 after successfully completing his Divemaster course with Roatan Divers. He speaks Spanish & English.

MARTIN
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Liam comes from the south island of New Zealand, and settled on Roatan three years after traveling all over the world. An accomplished PADI Master Instructor, he is also an avid sidemount and technical diver. He speaks dry humor and Kiwi.

Liam comes from the south island of New Zealand, and settled on Roatan three years after traveling all over the world. An accomplished PADI Master Instructor, he is also an avid sidemount and technical diver. He speaks dry humor and Kiwi.

LIAM
PADI Master Instructor & Sidemount Instructor

Sofia is from Barcelona, Spain, and came to Roatan to do her Divemaster with us in January 2018 after 4 years of traveling around the world. She started working as an instructor in April 2018 and has a knack for finding hammerheads!

Sofia is from Barcelona, Spain, and came to Roatan to do her Divemaster with us in January 2018 after 4 years of traveling around the world. She started working as an instructor in April 2018 and has a knack for finding hammerheads!

SOFIA
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Behold the Duchess! Half cat and half guatuse, shop cat Singha rules her kingdom with an iron fist. She enjoys guilting the staff into feeding her at random hours of the day and being petted only when it suits her. When she's not sleeping or demanding food, she's awkwardly grooming herself.

Behold the Duchess! Half cat and half guatuse, shop cat Singha rules her kingdom with an iron fist. She enjoys guilting the staff into feeding her at random hours of the day and being petted only when it suits her. When she's not sleeping or demanding food, she's awkwardly grooming herself.

SINGHA
West End Shop Cat & General Glutton

If you're looking someone to geek out over marine life with, Suzanne's your girl! She is a very experienced PADI MSDT who got her start teaching on Utila six years ago and knows the Bay Islands reefs like the back of her hand. She speaks English and enthusiasm.

If you're looking someone to geek out over marine life with, Suzanne's your girl! She is a very experienced PADI MSDT who got her start teaching on Utila six years ago and knows the Bay Islands reefs like the back of her hand. She speaks English and enthusiasm.

SUZANNE
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Oli is a French Canadian citizen with the biggest smile we’ve ever seen. He is our youngest team member. Oli is passionate about coral restoration and loves talking about it. He is great at calming nervous students. Oli Speaks French, English and basic German.

Oli is a French Canadian citizen with the biggest smile we’ve ever seen. He is our youngest team member. Oli is passionate about coral restoration and loves talking about it. He is great at calming nervous students. Oli Speaks French, English and basic German.

OLI
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor


Ever thought about joining the thousands of PADI Instructors who teach around the world? 

Roatan Divers is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, meaning we teach divers how to become PADI Instructors and train them to work as a PADI Professional. We work with a variety of divers from new, to Advanced, or even Divemaster level to help them reach their goal of working the dive and tourism industry. 

If you have ever thought about making the ocean your office, please send us a note and we'd be happy to chat with you about making a leap and changing your life in an amazing way. We all did it! 

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