Pro Training

Take the next step and become a professional diver at Reef Gliders



Pro Training

6 weeks (flexible)



Pro Training

2 weeks



Pro Training

1 week+Internship



Pro Training

2 weeks

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Douglas Hoy


Hi, I'm Doug, the Course Director here at Reef Gliders. A long time ago I jumped on a plane with a one-way ticket in my hand and some dive gear in my bag and I haven't looked back since.

I've been in the industry now for over 10 years and have trained thousands of divers across the world. Like most, I was hooked on diving from my first breaths underwater, but what I enjoy most about being a dive professional is teaching others.

If I'm not in instructing-mode, I'm happiest underwater in a current, the stronger the better, or putting on some extra tanks for a sidemount or a tec dive.

Most of my time at Reef Gliders is spent teaching the IDC, MSDT and Staff instructor courses, but I like to get involved in the Divemaster course as much as possible, once you get that teaching bug its hard to shake off!

Being a PADI pro is more than a job, its a lifestyle, full of diving, making friends and travel adventures. The only thing I regret about being an instructor is that I didnt do it sooner!

Why train at Reef Gliders?

More than taking a course, turn pro with us and become part of the Glide Tribe for life!

Your Pro Training Dive Center will become your alma mater and you will become its alumni forever. By choosing Reef Gliders you are ensuring you will always have a place to come back to visit, a network of dive professionals to support and advise you, and most importantly, a closely-knit diving family who will push you to become the best pro diving version of yourself. 

  • Small groups, great Instructor - Candidate ratios
  • Highly experienced Pro Training team
  • Free fun diving for life for Divemaster and MSDT Graduates
  • Multiple course discounts - 5% off any continuing education course after your first
  • 10% off drinks and food at Blue Marlin Bar
  • Free Roatan airport or ferry pick up
  • Free Reef Gliders Merchandise
  • Team-teaching internship for MSDT candidates
  • Equipment discounts available
  • Travel and Visa advice included.
  • Air conditioned classroom, extra study materials & learning tools provided
  • Guaranteed IE pass or we offer another IDC free of charge.
  • Excellent instructor employment opportunities on Roatan, and an expanded global network for us to connect you with.