Diving Costs on Roatan Island
There are many dive operators located throughout Roatan Island. Many resorts run their own dive shops. Dive prices vary throughout the island. There are many dive shops in West End at Coconut Tree, Reef Gliders, Bottom Time Divers, Sueno del Mar, and West End Divers. All of the dive shops located in West End are easily located by walking down the dirt road in West End. Tourists will have no problem finding a dive shop in West End. There are dive shops in West Bay such as Bananarama.
All dive activities are subject to weather and sea conditions permitting safe operations. During a weekly vacation, divers are not permitted to dive 24 hours before the day of departure if they are traveling by air. The dive rates listed below include local taxes, tanks, and weight belts. Rental equipment is available. Many tourists bring their own mask, snorkel, fins and light weight wet suit. If you bring you mask, fins, snorkel, buoyancy compensator, regulator, and wet suit, your diving costs will be reduced. The dive operators will supply tanks and weight belts.
Unlimited snorkeling is anywhere on Roatan.
You must bring your dive certification
card. Some dive operators also accept a dive log book and all accept
Universal Referral Form. Certifications are available at all levels including NAUI,
PADI, SSI, PDIC, TDI and Universal Referrals. Most dive operators offer a
PADI open water beginners' course. Beyond the basic programs which are listed
below, advanced NAUI and PADI courses are available on entry level Nitrox ( 2 day course
with 2 dives), and advanced Nitrox (2 day course with 4 dives). Decompression
techniques (4 day course with 6 dives), extended range (6 dives), and Tri-Mix 1 and 2
classes are provided by Bay Islands Beach Resort. Pre dive qualification is
required on all advanced courses. Entry level PADI certifications range from $200
to $345 for open water courses.
The new dive regulations and fees require that with boat dives, a Dive Master be in the water to monitor divers at all times, and that a boat crew member MUST remain in attendance at the dive site.
Dolphin swims, dives and course are available with the Institute for Marine Sciences located at Anthony's Key. The dolphin beach encounter swim rate is $62/person, the dive is $137/person and the course is $202/person. The dolphin course is on Tuesday and Thursday of each week (conditions permitting). There are no dolphin activities on Wednesdays. Check withy Anthony's Key Resort for more information.
Below are just some of the independent dive operators. All the resorts also offer diving.
Note: We do not "book" or make
reservations for the above activities.