Scuba Diving Information and Rates
Scuba diving package dive programs are readily available throughout Roatan Island, Honduras.
All dive packages are subject to weather and sea conditions permitting safe operations. During a typical weekly vacation, divers are not permitted to dive on the day of departure if they are traveling by air. Divers should not plan for more than 3 dives each day. The dive rates listed below include local taxes, tanks, and weight belts. Rental equipment normally means regulator and buoyancy compensator. Divers typically bring their own mask, snorkel, fins and light weight wet suit if desired, (these items may be rented).
You must bring your dive certification card. Certifications are available at all levels and only the basic certifications are listed below. 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), 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. Pre dive qualification is required on all advanced courses. Entry level PADI certifications range from $200 to $345 for open water courses.
Daily single tank dive rates range from $20 to $40 with tanks and weights included. Weekly dive programs consisting of 10 dives is approximately $300. Weekly rates with ALL equipment included range from $415 to $485. It is customary to tip the boat operators, dive guide or instructors. Tips generally range from 10 to 20%. All operators accept payment in the Honduran Lempira or US dollars. Credit cards are becoming generally accepted at dive shops.
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. For a description of the Anthony's Key Resort dolphin programs, please click here.