Fabio Buitrago

PADI Course Director #264292

Fabio started diving in 1984 at the age of 10, when his father, a scuba instructor, took him on his first dive in a fresh water crater-lake in Nicaragua. He fell in love with the underwater world and hasn’t stopped diving since. As his experience and knowledge of the aquatic realm grew, he decided to deepen his passion by enrolling in a Bachelor of Ecology program, and later acheiving his Masters in Wildlife Management.

As a Course Director, Fabio has received several awards commending him for his excellence and experience in certifying divers worldwide, as well as for his efforts in the areas of coaching and management skills. He is also a very experienced Instructor Trainer in Technical Diving, Sidemount, Photography, and many other areas of specialty. During your IDC you will have the chance to be closely coached by a Fabio in small groups, allowing you to enhance and develop your teaching and diving capabilities to a whole new level.

Liber Garrido

PADI Master Instructor #947998

Liber Garrido, PADI Master Instructor and originally from Cuba, has been together with the company for many years (since 2007). He became a diver back in 1995 and the ocean has been his passion since his infancy. Back in his home country Liber served as a diver for Customs and later moved to the recreational side and worked for over 5 years as a DiveMaster in Cuba’s best dive Centers.

After leaving Cuba he decided to pursue his PADI Open Water Instructor rating in Thailand. He has worked in many countries teaching and sharing his love for Scuba Diving too many around the world. He received awards for reaching more than 5,000 registered dives.

Now Liber is back to the Team acting as our Manager for all Professional Internships and expanding his horizons on the ecological projects for the Academy. He can be reached at

Arturo Corvino

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #176895

He began with recreational diving in the late 90’s in South America where he got prepared as a dive master. By 2001 Arturo became a PADI instructor and began an extensive career that has led him to dive, explore and teach diving courses in various destinations around the world.

With more than 9,000 dives and 1,600 certified students in the last 20 years Arturo is currently part of the Professional training staff at Subway Watersports since 2016. His vast experience teaching courses in the Bay Islands qualifies him as a great connoisseur of sites and ecosystem beneath the surface.

As a great enthusiast and environmentalist, he also participates in marine scientific monitoring and coral restoration programs, and has recently became a Tec Diver and has began exploring the deep reefs of Roatan.

As an experienced member of the staff he has an active role in coaching Dive Master and instructor candidates, and provides them his unique perspective on teaching, coaching and the instructor life.

Peter Kockisch

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor #434993

Peter became certified as an Open Water diver in 2012 during travels in Thailand. He immediately fell in love with the ocean and its bio-diversity. Since that time, Peter has pursued his passion for exploring the underwater world at every opportunity.
Before entering the diving world, Peter worked in ecological tourism and species conservation and always seeks to promote environmental consciousness. Therefore, he decided to start his professional dive career with the Eco Divemaster-Internship at the Roatan Dive Academy in 2019.

Peter was especially drawn the Roatan Dive Academy since it included comprehensive coral restoration education as part of the Internship. Helping out on the coral conservation project was eye-opening and spurred his desire for a new occupation in marine conservation.
After completing his Divemaster-Internship, Peter relocated to Cyprus to gain more experience in professional diving and worked as a Divemaster for the summer season in 2019.

His commitment and his passion for under water environment brought him back to Roatan and we couldn’t be happier to welcome our former student to work on our coral restoration team.
Once Peter finishes his Instructor Development Course he will also teach the ecological classes and specialty certifications offered by Roatan Dive Academy.

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