Roatan is a lush, tropical island surrounded by the world’s second largest barrier reef. Situated in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras in crystal clear waters, it’s an ideal scuba diving destination. With its thriving coral reef and abundant marine life, Roatan has been a well-kept secret of dedicated divers for many years.
• Water temperature: 78 to 84F (25 to 29C) year-round
• Visibility: 60′ to 100′ (18 to 30m) most days
• Currents: minimal
• Attractions: coral reef with dramatic vertical walls, crevices, and swim-throughs, as well as two wrecks
• Dive site depths: 20’ to 120’ (6 to 36m), but the wall drops well past recreational dive depths
• Diver skill level: beginner to advanced
• Marine conservation: The Roatan Marine Park maintains the permanent mooring buoys on all the dive sites, patrols the area to enforce the laws for protecting fragile marine life, visits local schools to educate about marine conservation, and organizes beach cleanups.
Due to the ever-changing nature of the ocean, we are unable to guarantee sightings of particular creatures. However, we typically see all kinds of marine life on our dives, including green moray eels, nudibranchs, flamingo tongues, channel clinging crab, lobster, cleaner shrimp, filefish, trunkfish, trumpetfish, triggerfish, butterflyfish and angelfish. Our reef features lush soft coral gardens as well as healthy areas of hard coral. Sometimes we see turtles, seahorses, pipefish, nurse sharks and rays.
If you’ll be diving in Roatan, remember to pack your dive certification card and any required medical forms. PADI standards require that we check your certification card before you go diving. Please contact your certifying agency to order a replacement if you don’t have your card. If you aren’t certified but plan to try diving while in Roatan, you’ll need to complete the PADI Medical Statement and obtain a physician’s clearance if necessary, prior to arrival. Some medical conditions require a physician’s clearance, which is best to bring with you to prevent any delays with getting in the water. If you have a confirmed dive reservation with us, you can expedite your dive registration by printing and completing our diving registration paperwork and bringing it with you.