PADI Discover Scuba
Scuba Diving in Roatan
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. You will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to your dive. Please CLICK HERE to view and print the form.
Health restrictions apply and a waiver and medical statement is required to be filled out by all participants. Please CLICK HERE to view and print the form. Please read the form carefully.
If you cannot pass the questionnaire, or do not have the required physician's statement, you will not be permitted to dive. Guests not able to dive will not be entitled to a refund so please look at the questionnaire BEFORE booking this tour.
We had a wonderful experience. We are already planning our next trip to go back to the same hotel for our next dive. Great quiet dive site, great people, great food and great drinks!
Reviewer: Nicole Jones
Meeting up with your excursion leaders seemed sketchy, but we were safe. We enjoyed the drive through the country. There were 3 of us, 2 had never been scuba diving before. Our instructor was incredibly laid back and calm, confident we'd all be able to complete the dive. For first-timers, they stop in shallow water for training. I couldn't get the hang of it. There were certified divers in the boat waiting for us to finish, so I felt rushed and like our instructor didn't give me the personal attention I needed. I'm not sure it would have made a difference though. We moved to deeper water and the other 2 with me thoroughly enjoyed their dive. My husband said it was a lot more work than he expected, but would do it again. I just sat on the boat with the Captain. (Snorkeling while they were diving was not an option.) We did have a good time, despite my inability to dive.
Reviewer: Jerry Frazier
Very well managed and very educational
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.