Learn To Dive


West Bay Divers offers the best possible conditions for learning to scuba dive. Our training site is the palm tree lined beach just a short walk from the dive center where students wade in from the shore. These pool-like conditions offer an easy, relaxing introduction to scuba diving. We can offer courses in English, Spanish, & French.

PADI Introductory Programs

The starting point for most people is the introductory Discover Scuba Diving progam, which can be completed within half a day. From there the next step is usually a full Open Water Course, granting you the full basic scuba diving licence. Open water courses vary in length from 2 to 4 days.

If you are coming to Roatan on a short vacation it is also possible to complete PADI’s referral and E-Learning program where you can complete a portion of the Open Water Scuba Diver course online or at your local PADI Dive center. More details on all these options are listed below, please scroll down. If you have any questions please contact us. Prices can be found here.



Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. Discover Scuba Diving can be credited towards the PADI Open Water Diver certification.


  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Duration: half day
  • Max depth: 12m/40ft


PADI Scuba Diver

Scuba Diver qualifies you to dive to a depth of 12m with a PADI professional. Students learn basic dive theory and scuba skills, then complete two Open Water dives. This course is a sub-certification of the complete PADI Open Water Diver course. At any point in the future you can complete the final two days of training at any PADI Dive Center for the full Open Water Diver certification.


  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Max depth: 12m/40ft


PADI Open Water Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.


  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Duration: 2-4 days
  • Max depth: 18m/60ft
  PADI Referral Program & E-Learning

Completing a referral program with your local dive center gives you a head start on your diving vacation. The referral program means you complete the classroom and pool work of the open water course at another dive centre (i.e. your local dive centre at home) before your arrival. That way, all you need to do in Roatan is to complete four training dives with one of our Instructors and you are certified and ready to join us on our daily trips.

With E-Learning PADI offers the classroom portion of the Open Water diver course online. Sign up now and once you arrive on Roatan we jump right into the Caribbean and start diving. Three days of training and students are certified and ready to dive on our daily trips. For Instructions on signing up with PADI’s E learning program please click here.