Personal Announcement: Working in Roatan

After almost two years working 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.

So what am I doing now, you ask? More of this. More writing, more blogging, more reading, more time spent observing and enjoying this little paradise of mine. While the financials of becoming a freelance writer full-time can be a bit daunting, I’m lucky enough to live in a place with a fairly low cost of living that provides constant creative inspiration.

As of this week, my schedule is no longer dictated by office hours and cruise ships, but rather by café hours and sunshine. Today I’m writing on my front porch and watching Lina sunbathe on the beach. Tomorrow I might sit at Cafe Escondido all day, chatting and researching and writing. After that, who knows! As long as the sun is shining I’ll be enjoying this little rock of mine…even if it did try to kill me yesterday.

Who knows if this will work out or not, but I’m more than willing to give it a fair try! So now it’s official…current occupation: Writer.

13 thoughts on “Personal Announcement: Working in Roatan

  1. Congratulations to both you and Jonathan!!!!!! You worked so hard and so many hours, it’s time for some fun and relaxation. Happy for both of you, ENJOY!


  2. Can you maybe do a blog post about what is involved in getting your residency and able to work legally on the Island. So many do so illegally on tourist visa and it could be helpful for others to read about the legal way and what taxes are like


  3. spent several weeks on a catamaran in roatan and fell in love with the people and the island. i am now ready to make the move there. are there special permits/license to live there? How will i get my dog and bird there? i have a modest income, don’t need much but food, lodging and housing. thanks for all the info you may share. Rob


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