Our International Team
Irma hails from South Africa where she began diving in 1996 and never stopped.
She is extremely passionate about the ocean and everything below its surface. As a master instructor she also has a deep love for teaching people how to dive, especially turning recreational divers into professional divers.
Irma has experience diving and managing dive centers around the globe for over 15 years. She speaks Afrikaans, English, conversational spanish & Sass fluently.
Victor is a native Honduran, born on the mainland in the city of La Ceiba and raised in Roatan.
He spent the largest part of his life learning the reefs in and around Roatan as a very skilled boat captain, he is also a Divemaster.
Victor is undeniably the handiest man in our team and can fix literally ANYTHING! He is also the glue that holds us all together.
His languages include Spanish, English and a lot of wit.
Our instructor courses are taught by the amazing William Welbourn, who is one of the most experienced and sought-after Course Directors in the industry. He has been awarded multiple Platinum Course Director Awards by PADI during his career and is backed by a team of instructors with a wealth of experience.
If you choose to become a professional in diving, look no further. Will, will ensure you get the best training.
Captain Gerson grew up in the neighboring island of Guanaja but has lived in Roatan for a long time.
He speaks English and Spanish and knows these waters like the back of his hand.
He will always be there to give you a hand, on and off the boat, and will keep watchful eyes over your bubbles when you are diving.
Gerson is an advanced diver and an emergency first responder.
Marketing Coordinator & Website Manager
Shane hails from Boston, MA and helps support the Reef Gliders website and marketing alongside Irma.
He works full-time at Hubspot and meets with us on a regular basis. His great attention to detail and passion for design have set him apart as an incredibly talented and special member of the Glide Tribe.
He is a Rescue diver with the goal to becoming a Divemaster soon.
ASSISTANT MANAGER / INSTRUCTOR
Suzy was born and raised in London, England. She got the chance to try scuba diving as a teenager while on holiday in Greece. She instantly loved the feeling of being underwater and decided to get certified.
She's traveled and dived around the world. As an Instructor she loves to help people overcome any of the initial fears about scuba diving they might have and watch the evolve to love all the beauty underwater.
Suzy brings all the silliness to the tribe, be it her crazy dance moves or epic karaoke performances. She speaks ROYAL English fluently!
Gigi comes from Guatemala City. She is a specialty instructor that is fluent in both Spanish and English.
She is the bubbly one at the dive center ready to make anyone happy with her infectious enthusiasm and joy.
Gigi was a big shot lawyer in Guatemala before she decided to replace her court shoes with fins.
She loves karaoke and is always the life of the party.
Chip comes from Louisville in Kentucky, U.S.A. He is a PADI MSDT and instructor.
He trained in Utila but has been diving the Roatan reef for the last 9 years, so his experience here is invaluable. He know the reef like the back of his hand and has a knack for finding the tiniest tiny things underwater.
An avid chess player, American football fan.
Chip likes to go slow and steady above and below water, there are still studies out to determine his kind of pace.
Ryan is our seasonal instructor, he basically escapes the cold winter months in Canada to come enjoy the tropical weather and diving in Roatan.
Ryan is from Victoria, BC in Canada
He did his first discover scuba dive on Catalina Island over 20 years ago and instantly fell in love with scuba diving.
Ryan is probably the most sarcastic employee at Reef Gliders, which says a lot as we are all pretty sharp tongued around here. He thrives on getting eye rolls for his annoying dad jokes.
He will ensure that you are laughing above and below water!
Jared is from Chandler Arizona and used to be a golf instructor.
He has been diving recreationally since age 12 and recently was trained by the Reef Gliders team from advanced through Dive master and Instructor. He loves guiding certified divers and showing them the variety of wildlife in Roatán.
His enthusiasm for fish ID is contagious so stick around after your dives to talk about what species you’ve seen on your dive!
Jared is also quite the artist and videographer, he often sketches some of the creatures he finds underwater.
Louden is Honduran and grew up in Roatan.
Louden started working for us as a bartender and quickly realized that he wanted to pursue the diving side of our world too. We had no doubt that once he becomes a professional that we wanted him as part of the glide tribe. His passion for diving is contagious.
He is our soft spoken yet very sassy Divemaster. He speaks both English and Spanish.
He brings fun and laughter to the table for both establishments.