As we are a bit off the beaten path, most of our visitors to Cayos Cochinos are divers who recognize the value of diving pristine reefs and relaxing in the most undeveloped chain of islands in the Bay Islands of Caribbean Honduras.

At Pirate Islands Divers we also offer recreational PADI scuba diving courses for the beginner to master scuba diver. Ready for the big adventure? Check out our Divemaster Internship program, there is no better way to become an excellent diver ready to be a dive industry professional.

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving – 1 day - $75

If you want to experience the beauty of diving on a healthy tropical reef without the obligation to a full certification course then sign up for a day trip and the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience.

For those who have never been diving before you will discover how easy it is to use scuba in shallow water, then we’ll take you on an underwater tour of our beautiful house reef where tropical fish and the healthiest reef in Honduras are some of the attractions.

  • PADI Open Water Diver – 3 days/2 nights in Cayos Cochinos - $350

The PADI Open Water Diver certification is the basis for all levels of diving. This diving license is the most sought after and recognized in the world, allowing you to dive anywhere independent of supervision to 18 meters/60 feet.

The PADI Open Water Diver Course has academic sessions (watch the DVD in a hammock on our beach), confined water skills session (practice skills in the clear warm turquoise waters), and 4 open water dives. There is no previous experience required, but be warned, diving is addictive and you’ll wonder why you waited so long.

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver – 3 days/2 night in Cayos Cochinos - $350

So, now you are ready to develop your diving skills and embrace the spirit of adventure and exploration that makes diving in Cayos Cochinos so memorable? For PADI Open Water Divers this two-day diving certification course takes your dives to deeper depths (30 meters or 100 feet) and shows you how to explore underwater through navigation.

underwater_photographyYou can then choose what type of diving interests you the most; night diving, drift diving, naturalist, fish ID, better buoyancy – what most interests you, what area do you want to explore? Get ready for new amazing adventures.

  • Emergency First Response – 1 day - $ 115

Build up your basic first aid skills through to CPR and AED use. There is no minimum age or prerequisites, so this is a great course for everybody. This CPR and First Aid certification is a prerequisite for all PADI courses beyond the PADI Advanced Open Water diver level.

  • PADI Rescue Diver Course – 3 days/2 nights in Cayos Cochinos - $350


Expand your diving rescue skills, confidence and abilities as a PADI Rescue Diver. You will learn to recognize diver stress, equipment problems and apply diving first aid with emergency management. Your in water skills include dealing with distressed, tired, panicking, unconscious and missing divers.

PADI Divemastersand Master Scuba Divers have always shared one common opinion about the PADI Rescue Diver Course training

– it is challenging, but the confidence, skills and knowledge will improve your competence as a diver and it is some of the most fun you can have in the water.

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver – 5 PADI Specialty ratings plus accommodation in Cayos Cochinos, contact us for a specific quote.