Staff of Subway Watersports in Roatan
It is our goal to offer you the best possible service and highest scuba education whilst maintaining our immaculate safety record and to have happy and satisfied customers only.
Subway Watersports opened for business in April 2001 and has soon become well known for its quality and personal service. Subway is the leading dive operator in the eastern half of Roatan and caters to multiple hotels, resorts and vacation rental homes as well as guests from Cruise Ships.
Subway Watersports Founder
Patrick is originally from Switzerland and started working as a Divemaster in Roatan in 1998 in order to extend his travels in Central America. He kept extending his stay in Roatan until he finally became a Resident of Honduras. Prior of opening his own shop he worked in different dive shops and resorts on the island, like Sueno del Mar and Anthony's Key. While working as a Divemaster and instructor he got to know all the dive sites around the island and gained a lot of experience in teaching divers.
Patrick died unfortunately in November 2012. We are full of grief and sorrow.
Turquoise Bay Dive Shop Manager
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor #296386
Originally from the UK, Becky (Bex) first tried diving at the age of 15 when her stepdad was completing his Open Water course on a family holiday in Spain. However, it wasn't until she first came to the Caribbean that she caught the scuba addiction. After that she left her job as a Management Consultant in London to travel the globe and explore the underwater world, completing her Divemaster training in Thailand and shortly after moving to Malaysian Borneo where she found a passion for macro life and underwater photography. Always wanting to share her enthusiasm for diving with others she went on to become a PADI OWSI and finally ended up back in the Caribbean on Mexico's Riviera Maya. Looking for a piece of island life and a hammock to swing in brought her to Roatan where she now manages the day to day running of Subway Watersports.
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Verlynn Mc Kenzie
Shop Assistant and rental equipment manager
Anyone who has been to the shop has experienced Verlyn's friendly smile and knows she keeps everything running smoothly! We love her! Verlyn worked at Subway Watersports since January 2011 and in the dive industry on Roatan for over 7 years. She enjoys meeting new people and taking care of the guests. She is native to Roatan and speaks English and Spanish.
Verlyn loves doing DSD’s every chance she gets and can’t wait to get her full Open Water certification. Her favorite underwater fish/creature are Spotted Eagle Ray and Green Moray.
PADI Course Director #639720
Ed is from England and has worked many years in the dive industry around the world. Most recently on our neighbor island Utila and Mexico before joining our Turquoise Bay team. Ed is responsible for the professional diver training such as overseeing our Divemaster Internship and conducting our monthly Instructor Development Courses. You will enjoy to learn from his wealth of experience.
Edwen Santos Gomez
PADI IDC Staff Instructor #28634
Edwen joined our team as jr. captain, driver and helper in 2009. After a Discover Scuba he decided to step into his father Osman's shoes and work his way up to Divemaster. He completed that goal and decided it was not enough and he joined one of our IDC's to become one of few local dive instructors. Edwen has worked hard for many months and is now our Head Instructor and also leading the Divemaster internship training program at Turquoise Bay. His knowledge of Roatan, the reef and the marine life surpasses many, if you need to know anything about the local culture or the underwater environment, Edwen is the one to talk to; he is always happy to share his knowledge with anyone who asks!
Edwen speaks Spanish and English.
Internship Manager & PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #277403
Working in the catering industry in London, England was not enough excitement for Mark. So in 2008 he decided to become a Padi Diving instructor and start living the good life. Moving to Koh Tao, Thailand to start his professional diving career was the best move he ever made. After living in Thailand for two years and teaching a range of courses through the Padi system, the next destination was Malaysian Borneo where his knowledge for all underwater creatures really improved. After leaving Asia, Mark decided on the Caribbean and has now come to Subway Watersports where he has taken on the internship program and trains others to become professional level divers and share his passion.
PADI Divemaster #69150
Osman joined our team at Turquoise Bay in 2009 as a Divemaster after working for many years as a boat captain and Divemaster at Coco View Resort. With an estimate of 17000 dives he is an expert at finding marine life underwater and has great stories to share during surface intervals. He is also our gear maintenance guru! Bilingual; English and Spanish
Customer comment: Just a quick note to let you know that during our recent trip to Roatan that the service provided by the staff and in particular Osman was superb, he truly is a valuable asset to your operation. Osman clearly is highly experienced as demonstrated by how he served the needs of both experienced and novice divers alike, it was truly a pleasure to dive with him. I have over 25 years diving experience and have dove with many, many operations in the Caribbean so I have some basis of comparison for my observations. Please pass along our thanks to him and all of the staff at Subway.
Senior Boat Captain
JT has been working on fishing boats most of his live and since 2008 he drives our dive boats at our Turquoise Bay dive shop. He is from the neighboring fishing village Milton Bight.
Bilingual; English and Spanish
Dimas is from Punta Gorda, a small town on the North East side of the island. He has been working on the island as a captain for 10 years. Everyone agrees, Dimas is one of the most colorful characters in the dive shop and we always enjoy having him at the helm. He is passionate about his work and will spread his love for what he does to all he meets.
He can speak English, Spanish and Garifuna.
Bruce is from Camp Bay, a beautiful town on the far East side of Roatan. He has been a captain for many moons and we were lucky enough to have him join our team in 2011. He is captain at Turquoise Bay and also drives our van on a regular basis. He started his career on the Ocean working on Cruise ships and after eight years he decided it was time to come home. He has an infectious smile and is always eager to make your experience a memorable one!
He can speak English and Spanish.
Maynor comes from the local village of Punta Gorda and joined Subway Watersports as part of a program organised by the Roatan Marine Park to encourage more of the local population to become involved in the diving industry. He works for us as a part time captain and spends the rest of his time training to be a Divemaster as part of the internship program we run here. Almost at the finish line he has worked his way up to rescue diver status and over the next few months will take the final steps to becoming a PADI Divemaster. Maynor always has a big smile on his face and will take the time to help out anyone. He is very patient, hardworking and a hit with the customers. Maynor speaks Spanish, Garifuna and since being at Subway Watersports he can now converse in English as well.