Get PADI certified at home or on your Roatan Vacation?
For many people planning a trip to Honduras and hoping to get their open water PADI certification before they leave, the thought of completing the process in the frigid waters of their local lake or ocean seems like a type of torture. For this reason, the question of, “Should you get PADI certified at home or on your Roatan vacation?” comes up quite often. To answer this question we’ve listed some considerations to keep in mind when working out the best route to open water PADI certification.
How Much Time Do You Have?
If time isn’t a factor, then you’ll probably enjoy doing your open water dives in the warm, tropical waters off the coast of Roatan more than you would in a local, murky lake with temperatures near freezing. PADI certification will typically take 40 to 50 hours. But if you’re only in Roatan for a week, it might be a pretty busy vacation considering you’ll need to dedicate 5 days and a few evenings to complete the course. You’ll also have to keep in mind that you’ll need at least a 24-hour break between diving and flying. And if you experience some bad weather, you may find your open water dives being postponed.
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