Tagged by: Roatan work

So You Want to Work in Scuba Diving…

Date Posted: June 20, 2019
Posted in: Personal, Travel Tales

Having worked in the diving industry and being married to a scuba instructor, I’d like to offer a few words of wisdom to all of you looking to become a divemaster or instructor. If you want to work in scuba diving, there are several realities you need to know before getting started.

Having worked in the diving industry and being married to a scuba instructor, I'd like to offer a few words of wisdom to...

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Expat Stories: Roatan Beach Bar Owner

Date Posted: October 27, 2015
Posted in: Expat Life

Roatan beach bar

Roatan is filled with dreams come true…expats who have left home to try something new to make their lives better. We’ve already told Brian and Kirsty’s story raising their awesome daughter, Spencer, to make her life the best it can be. I’ll be adding many more expat stories to share more personal experiences beyond my own.

Roatan is filled with dreams come true...expats who have left home to try something new to make their lives better. We'v...

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How to Move to Roatan Legal Issues

Date Posted: May 27, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

How to Move to Roatan - Legal Issues

In case you missed the other parts in this series on How to Move to Roatan, here’s Finding Housing, Working Abroad, Families With ChildrenSafety Concerns, and Minimizing And Getting Rid Of All The Stuff.

Understanding the legalities involved with moving to a new country is incredibly important. Not only must you take into account immigration and residency policies, but anyone looking to buy a house, start a business, or even just work here should understand the options. PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY. Nothing I say can be taken as legal advice. However, I would like to at least outline some information for you so you have a general idea of Honduran policies and procedures. Here is How to Move to Roatan Legal Issues and Concerns…

In case you missed the other parts in this series on How to Move to Roatan, here’s Finding Housing, Working Abroad, Fami...

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Personal Announcement: Working in Roatan

Date Posted: February 4, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan, Freelance Writing, Personal

working in Roatan

After almost two years working in Roatan at Ocean Connections Water Sports, building it from a small dive shop to the sprawling company it is today with 15 full-time staff, two buildings, and two major activities offered (SCUBA diving plus the BOSS underwater scooter), I have officially passed over the reigns. I put endless hours into that business and I’m proud to say it’s become a promising sustainable job opportunity for many locals.

After almost two years working in Roatan at Ocean Connections Water Sports, building it from a small dive shop to the sp...

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How to Move to Roatan: Working in Roatan

Date Posted: September 12, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan

How to Move to Roatan - Working in Roatan

In case you missed it, Part One in this series on how to move to Roatan was Finding Housing. I’m doing this series in an effort to answer a few of the more general types of questions I get via email, Facebook, and comments. Hope it helps!

Here’s part two: Options for Working in Roatan

In case you missed it, Part One in this series on how to move to Roatan was Finding Housing. I'm doing this series in an...

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Dress Code? On an Island?! Oh, Carnival Cruise Lines…

Date Posted: May 30, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan

Carnival Cruise Lines dress code

In case you don’t already know, I manage a shop called Ocean Connections Water Sports in West End, Roatan. We are a scuba diving shop primarily, but we also offer the BOSS Underwater Scooter Tour. Yes, underwater scooters. It’s as hilarious as it sounds – both for the participant and for my crew. While driving an underwater scooter, your body looks larger (magnification factor underwater) but your head looks shrunken (bubble effect – we don’t actually shrink heads. Yet.). People make the funniest faces while driving a scooter underwater with their heads inside bubbles. They laugh hysterically, they smile endlessly, and they try to communicate ineffectively. My crew is constantly entertained by this.

In case you don't already know, I manage a shop called Ocean Connections Water Sports in West End, Roatan. We are a scub...

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Wanna know where I’ve been? Ocean Connections Roatan

Date Posted: January 6, 2014
Posted in: Personal

Amanda Walkins Ocean Connections manager

I’ve been sort of MIA lately and with good reason. I’ve been starting a business, trying to write more, and basically running around like mad. Lesson #1 in island living, everyone does everything and everyone works way too much. But our work is mostly fun! Granted, mine is actually driving me slightly insane right now because I still need more office staff to cover everything, but I’m making headway on fixing that. But the actual work I’m doing? Pretty cool. I get to chat with people all day, meet new people all the time, and get some sunshine and salt air every day. It’s not too shabby!

I've been sort of MIA lately and with good reason. I've been starting a business, trying to write more, and basically ru...

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Vacation Property Manager, at your service!

Date Posted: July 10, 2013
Posted in: All About Roatan

Remember when I did a four-day stint with Roatan Life earlier this year? Well it kind of gave me some street cred to get my new job working as a property manager for a single vacation home! Not too shabby, huh? My friend Kelly, who works for Clinica Esperanza and does amazing work over there, was also managing this rental property for a while. She is now way too busy to handle all of it, so when she decided she needed to bow out she very kindly recommended me to step in. As previously discussed, living in Roatan is not super cheap. So a second job with a schedule I can work around my first job is perfect! And currently, all the extra income is going toward our fabulous upcoming trip.

Remember when I did a four-day stint with Roatan Life earlier this year? Well it kind of gave me some street cred to get...

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