Coral Restoration Programs


Whats included

  • PADI material in your language (if you require a language other than English, please pre-order with a minimum of 8 weeks' notice)
  • PADI AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Course Certification (a $100 value), as well as lectures & training in coral restoration, surveying, nursery maintenance, fish/coral identification, and other areas of conservation
  • Mentorship and instruction through your courses from a highly experienced team of Divemasters, Instructors & specialists
  • Post-internship CV building assistance and/or reference letters, as well as volunteer or school credit letters
  • Huge discounts on all PADI specialty courses (wreck diver, night diver, fish identification, underwater photographer, etc.)
  • Huge discounts on retail dive equipment


With the environment and conservation being so important to us, we like to get our interns as involved in our projects as possible, providing you with a well-rounded, GoPro Green Divemaster Program

We have teamed up with Bay Islands Reef Restoration to start the first two coral nurseries, not only in the Bay Islands, but in all of Central America!  As part of your internship you will work closely with us, as well as other conservation organizations on the island, to maintain and survey the existing coral gardens, as well as survey potential new sites for future gardens.  Many of our past interns have made the decision to stay on and volunteer with BIRR, which is an opportunity you may want to consider in the future.


As an expansion of our Internship program scope we are launching a new curriculum for those individuals which are oriented to the Coral conservation efforts.
GoPro Green and Bay Islands Reef Restoration are proud to announce the Bay Islands Coral Restoration Internship by Subway Watersports.

Option 1:

individuals who are yet not Scuba certified can earn their PADI certifications up to Advanced Open Water Diver and then continu on to the Coral restoration Portion of the Intership. Duration: 4 weeks

  • PADI Open Water Diver Course
  • Advanced open Water Diver
  • Peak Performance Bouyancy
  • Lodging and staff lunch
  • 2 weeks Coral restoration work

Option: 2

Individuals who are already Advanced Open Water certified divers or above can earn the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty (if applicable) and continue on to the Coral Restoration section of the program. Duration: 3 weeks

Please feel free to contact us for more information on how to book and prepare for your internship

Also included in your program

Everything included in the prices above is as follows:

  • Internship-style learning at one of Roatan's busiest dive centers!  As the only operation to run two shops in different locations (north and south), you are provided with invaluable and incomparable experience working with real students, divers and cruise ship guests of all experience levels.
  • Pick up & drop off from the Roatan airport or ferry port.
  • Accommodation in Subway's intern house in the town of Brick Bay (more information below)
  • Transportation to and from both of our dive centers.
  • Unlimited diving during your courses.
  • Staff lunch at the resort
  • Equipment rental (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, snorkel & fins)
  • Free trip to Pigeon Cay.
  • Lionfish hunting (requires a license and registered spear through the Roatan Marine Park at a cost of $50)
  • will be diving North and South side of the island, wreck dives, night dives, etc.

Not included:

  • Breakfast & dinner
  • Associated PADI fees (appoximately $115)
  • Emergeny First Responder Course (only necessary if candidates does not hold proof of recent first aid training)
  • Extras outside of your specified course dates (night at intern house, diving, equipment rental, etc.)
  • Visas (where applicable)

In addition, you will want to budget yourself groceries, toiletries and any extra entertainment costs such as nights out, day trips, scooter rentals, vacations, etc.  We suggest around $100-$150/week

As previously stated, the accommodation offered with this course is free.  You will be staying in the town of Brick Bay, located on the south side of the island.  The house we use for our Divemaster trainees sleeps up to 14 people and includes a full kitchen (two stoves, three refrigerators, microwave, toaster oven, etc), computer, free high speed Wi-Fi internet access, TV with cable & DVD player and a DVD collection, washing machine, and daily maid service.  This spacious, open-concept house is perfect for you to come back to after a day's diving for some studies or relaxation the Caribbean way; swinging on a hammock on your sea side balcony. Also local to the house are good beaches, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and full laundry service facilities.

Whats after the program?

We understand that Return on Investment' is a new challenge for most of our candidates once the program is over. Therefore, at Subway we have teamed up with our "sister" dive operations to ensure that any position available gets filled by successful candidates of our programs.

It is important for our candidates to remember that your performance during the Internships and IDC Program is being followed closely by our team. There are several events hosted by our resorts throughout the year that may require the help from several PADI Professionals

After your Divemaster internship you will also receive all of the following post-internship benefits:

  • Free diving for life at Subway Watersports, Roatan, with the condition that you bring one paying guest with you outside of the hotel packages.(This only applies to DM and IDC intership graduates)
  • Possibility to stay on and work with us to gain even more experience in our dive center. 
  • Get the benefit of a 10% IDC course fee reduction if you join the Instructor Development Course after your Divemaster internship, and get the most sot after job within the dive industry – PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
  • We will offer help when you start looking for a job within the dive industry through our worldwide network.
  • • Receive incentives when you become a group organizer or trip operator for your local dive shops.
  • • Earn 10% immediate discount on gear purchases (PADI professionals).
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