From: Minnesota, USA
Since being introduced to Go Pro Caribbean, I have completed my PADI Adv. Open Water, Rescue Diver and Divemaster. I’m currently working on returning this upcoming winter for my Instructor Development Course. When it comes to PADI training, I won’t train anywhere else! The thorough academic curriculum, concern for safety and overall outstanding environment surpass any imaginable expectations. Start with a strong vision of what the ideal dive organization should look, feel and act like, then add professional, knowledgeable, thorough, constructive, and environmentally respectful staff members. The fact that your education is taking place within a top rated dive shop, Coconut Tree Divers, you get to see and feel what it’s like to earn and uphold such a strong reputation. They create an excellent example in which to follow if you want to become a successful PADI Professional. Students, whether you stay for a day or 10 weeks like I did, you share something no one else can. You know what it means to be a Coconut Tree Diver and a product of Go Pro Caribbean! While there, you are each other’s support system. You work together, play together, celebrate together, criticize one another (jokingly & professionally), and push each other to be the best diver at your given level that you can be. With specific respect to the Divemaster program, it is unlike any other! The program infuses the standard PADI requirements with a professional level internship. Go Pro Caribbean embraces PADI standards, but goes above and beyond, teaching you how to apply them within real world situations. You can’t help but walk away more confident and prepared for what’s to come. I know while I was there, I learned a new level of leadership, attention to detail, responsibility and respect for my sport! It was an influential, and in my case life-changing experience, to say the least. The energy and passion that revolve within Go Pro Caribbean staff, students and customers is contagious, attracting other similar prospects. If you are ready to roll up your sleeves, learn, work hard and grow, there is no better program than Go Pro Caribbean at Coconut Tree Divers. You’re going to have a great time, being a participating ingredient in such a perfect recipe and combination of excellence!!
"You look like you could use a cup of tea!" There I was standing in the October rains, in a strange new country, feeling a bit lost when owner Gay waved me into her and PJ's shop, I left Roatan and Coconut 5 years later! Words are hard to find to express the wonders of Roatan, the island life, the people and the Diving. Yes sure, you will always find somewhere or someone who has it newer or seen it bigger, better, smaller or in mass quantities but if you are lucky enough to have the time for an adventure in your life you couldn't choose a better place to make life-long friends, learn a new sport or even a profession. Coconut Divers is not just your average or above average Dive-Shop. It is a family and you'd be lucky to become part of it. " Don't be just any old nut, book your ticket now and become part of the growing Coconut family! "
I made the IDC with Will and Coconut Tree divers in June 2012. I was a great experience. First, you feel real good in the atmosphere of the dive shop and Will contributes much to make you comfortable. Then, the course itself is really interesting, you are prepared to become a Padi dive instructor, a good one thinking about the meaning of each requirement, skill and being clever taking decisions... Then the examination itself is only a mere formality after the training. To finish, the Island is very pleasant, the dive sites are great and varied. I stayed there 1 month and it was really difficult going away instead of staying longer.