Never been scuba diving? Now's the perfect time and Roatan is the perfect place to fix that.
You will be picked up at the pier and transferred to the dive shop on the east end of Roatan. The drive is approximately 25 minutes for this Roatan excursion. Upon arrival, you will meet with your instructor and begin your class.
Your resort course will begin with a short video and approximately 30 minutes of classroom instruction. This will be followed by an in-water practice with your instructor, where you will cover a few basic skills necessary to dive safely.
You will then be taken on a controlled, shallow dive on Roatan's spectacular reef, under the close supervision of your instructor. Just a short boat ride from shore, an amazing world awaits you under the sea. Depending on your rate of breathing, the dive should last approximately 30 minutes. Although one dive does not make you an expert or certified diver, it will count as your first dive towards a scuba diver or open water diver certification. And what an incredible school room!
You will then have some free time to ask questions, enjoy the beach or pool area, or purchase lunch at the nearby restaurant.
Please Note: A Roatan Marine Park fee of $5 US (additional cost) per person will be collected upon arrival. Divers must be at least 10 years old. Any diver under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Divers should be in general good health. Certain medical conditions could prevent you from participating in a dive. You will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to your dive. A typical questionnaire may be found on the PADI website.
Anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any other chemical which is deemed by the instructor to affect their ability to dive, will be denied.
First off, the ride from the cruise ship to the scuba site is not 25 minutes. It's more like 50 minutes one way. Be prepared. Once arriving at the site, the scuba team was well trained and did a good job training my family. The scuba site water was beautiful, and we dove for just over 30 minutes. Ultimately, I highly recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Patrick Tompkins
The company you used was excellant. The staff was vey polite and helpful. They took the time to explain everything to my grand daughter so that her first experience was a pleasant one.
Reviewer: Steve Fuqua
The instructors were great. Very patient. We always felt very safe in the water. 5 stars!!
Reviewer: Cheryl Hecker
These gentlemen know what they are doing. You can tell they love what they do and are great at it. I learned so much and had a great experience. Friendly, patient and helpful in all ways !
Really well run PADI scuba experience for my wife and myself. The instructor was professional but also had empathy for my wife was pretty nervous about going 40 feet under water. All stages of learning were well executed and we had a fantastic experience out at the ""white hole"" on the reef.