" Thank You for Choosing RDC .......

We look forward to having a fantastic dive or Teaching you a Dive Course 

 

Roatan Dive Center is owned and operated by husband and wife team Gary and Mary Miller at its location in West Bay .

 

After 20 Years of running other peoples Dive Centers they decided to take the plunge and open their own Dive Center in February 2015 and is one of the most experienced Dive Centers in the Bay Islands ....

 

Gary is a Quadruple Platinum PADI Course Director. He has been a fulltime PADI Pro in the dive industry for over  years and has recorded over 9,250 dives on Roatan and the Bay Islands and close to 2,500 PADI Certifications , so you’re in safe hands.

Gary is also a U.S National Board Hyperbaric Dive Medic and EMT-B and EFR Instructor Trainer .

Gary oversees all the PADI Training and Dive Operations are to high standard and high level of safety.

Ever PADI Course is taught to a higher standard than required - Simple ! 

 

Gary’s wife, Mary, is a PADI Assistant Instructor & Divemaster and has been working in the industry for over 15 years.

 

Their Dive Center boasts all new dive gear, compressors and a quality purpose built Dive Center with Multi-media classrooms, equipment storage area, two indoor changing rooms, bathrooms, showers, dedicated camera table and a retail area. The availability of Nitrox is coming soon!

 

The Dive Center location is waterfront, so there are no long walks to the boats. Additionally, there’s parking next to the dive center with direct road access, so there’s no dirt roads or parking issues.

 

Roatan Dive Center offers PSi Cylinder Inspection Training through Ralph Viscusi. We offer training and accommodation options.

 

Roatan Dive Center’s Eco-Divemaster Internship is often imitated by others, but it’s the original, comprehensive Internship that you need to sign up for. Avoid the copycats!

 

What we do :

 

We set up your dive kit on the boat before the dive and change tanks for you between dives. At the end of the day we disassemble and rinse the dive gear for you.

 

High quality, well-maintained rental equipment

 

Boat groups are small so you get individualized attention

 

Dive profiles are tailored to the group’s certification level, skill level and interest

 

Longer bottom times for divers with good air consumption

 

Buoyancy and dive advice are always free.

 

Below are a few key pieces of information that you should know.

 

Our dive trips leave at 8:30am - 10.30am and 2:00pm each day.

We ask that you arrive 30 minutes before the boat leaves so we have time to fit your gear and complete any necessary paperwork.

 

Roatan is in the Central American Time Zone, which is one hour ahead of Eastern Time and “cruise ship time” during the months of October to May. We operate on local time, so please plan accordingly or you will miss the boat.

 

If you are driving in, please allow sufficient time for traffic, particularly during high season.

 

If you are diving, please bring your certification card, or we can’t take you diving. If you are PADI-certified we can look up your certification online.

 

If possible, please book in advance. In order to offer Valet service, we take a maximum of six divers on the boat at a time and we do get fully-booked, particularly during high season.

 

Our rental equipment is extremely well-maintained. You may find it easier and more economical to use our equipment even if you have your own gear.

 

Excludes $10.00 per person marine park user fee.

 

Thanks for taking the time to review this information, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

PADI's

Highest Award 4 Years running !

 

Roatan Dive Center's Co-Owner and PADI Course Director Gary Miller has been awarded the highest level of Excellence over many years

PADI's Vice President of Training ( Pictured here ) at DEMA . 

No other PADI Professional on Roatan has received so many Awards for Excellence regarding Diving and Training by PADI . 

This Excellence Quality is now standard in our Dive Training and Our Diving .

 " Come see the Difference at RDC "

 

 

 

 

 

PADI Green Star Award 

Roatan Dive Center is One of only a few Dive Resorts on Roatan to be awarded the PADI Green Star Award for Conservation Business Practices .

Eco friendly practices both in and out of the water .

SSI Mission Deep Blue 

We are the First and ONLY SSI Dive Facility in the West Bay and West End Villages of Roatan to be an SSI Mission Deep Blue Partner and contribute f to the Conservation of the World's Oceans and Seas .

Sign -Up for the Free SSI Mission Deep Blue Environmental Awareness Course

Quality Mares Dive Gear

Quality Mares Dive Equipment helps keep divers diving and students learning and diving and Mares factory trained Technicians on staff , plus service facility for most regulators .

  

Quality Coltri Compressor

All New Coltri Compressor keeps all your tanks filled to high quality " E " Grade standard ensuring a fun and trouble free dive every time .

 

All New Nitrox system coming in 2019 as well as Rebreather friendly Oxygen service - Watch this space ...

 

 

Retail Store 
Coming Soon 

A Full Retail Store coming soon 

 

From Regulators and BCD's to SMB & Reels as well as simple mouth pieces and snorkels .

PADI Materials available in February . 

Camera Friendly

Purchasing a Digital can be expensive and can also be affordable for the masses . Setting up your Camera and housing requires time and a little patience.

We offer a dedicated " Camera Table " area with lipped edges to ensure correct set up no loss of parts . A fresh water tank is available for a quick leak/bubble pre-dive check ....

Outer Island Excursions 
Coming Soon 

New for 2016 we'll introduce qaulity excursion trips to the Hog Islands just 21 miles away , included will be 2 dives including Roatan Banks and snakcks and lunch in Cayos and a 2nd Dive within the UNESCO Marine Park . On the retrun leg we'll offer snacks and an Open Bar before returning to Roatan.

A Full Day Trip , coming soon !  

RDC is a REEF Field Station

Roatan Dive Center is a REEF Field station and we offer Fish I.D Courses and Fish I.D and survey dives counting and identifying species and name .

Data is then filled to REEF .

A lot of Fun as well , learning the 21,000 Fish ...

SSI Dive Center

Roatan Dive Center is a SSI Dive Center offering a variety of SSI Dive Course from Try Scuba to Professional level.

We also offer 20+ SSI Specialty Courses 

From Ecology Courses to Shark Specialties.

DAN Business Partner

We are a DAN - Divers Alert Network Business Partner .

We have DAN Oxygen kits and First Aid kits on our Boats and include a DAN Type Dive Roster Accountability System for our Divers.

DAN Training coming in Fall 2016 !  

What Our Scuba Diving Guests Say About Us..... 

We have an excellent time with this dive center. It is conveniently located right next to Fosters West Bay where we stayed. We literally walked down the steps into the dive shop and were greeted by friendly staff who took care of all our needs.

It was valet diving at its best. They took care of everything including dive planning loading our equipment taking excellent care of us throughout the dive and taking care of all the equipment afterward. Rates were quite reasonable. Dives were excellent.

Most of all the friendly staff made us feel like family. It is a definite do over and I would recommend this to anybody.

As a five-star PADI center, they had new equipment and excellent service.

Trip Advisor Diver Feb 2019

Resort Guest

" I did my Advanced Diver certification with Gary & Mary a few years ago, I dive with them every time I am back in Roatan. They are extremely professional, the dive shop is absolutely wonderful and they are great people. I can't say enough wonderful things about them, from service to friendliness they have it all. Roatan Dive Center is my ONLY choice when visiting this lovely island. "

Joan P

U.S.A - Diving and Adv Course

Diving in Roatan is Heaven!

Wow! I can't say enough great things about Roatan Dive Center! First off let me start by saying we were all beginner divers. I had an American friend who lived in Honduras for 17 years he told us we must dive Roatan. He said he recommended Gary Miller at Roatan Dive Center. I Facebook messaged Gary and he responded promptly. We all 5 did the discovery dive program because none of us were certified. Mary and her staff took us out and did training right in front of the dive shop. They were friendly and professional. I struggled to learn a bit but the team was patient and got us comfortable under the water. We went out and dove and boy did they take us to paradise. I was in love. We ended up diving 5 more times. Mary was a complete angel and made sure nervous me was perfect every time. The team always chose the perfect dive spots for the conditions. Their boats are small and so are the groups. We were so spoiled every time. I'm already planning my next trip. Best tour I have ever done.

Jake

U.S.A - Resort Guest

"Amazing staff + amazing dive sites = Top notch dive center
Recently spent 10 days on Roatan with the goal of getting my open water certification with my girlfriend. Reached out to the shop by email before arrival, Gary was very prompt with replies and got everything arranged for us to get started with the course before landing on the island. Unfortunately, the weather gods did not play in our favor and we were met with strong winds and poor visibility the first few days. I was eager to get started diving, but Gary suggested we wait it out to be sure we enjoyed the experience, he even let us join on the dive boat to snorkel a wind-protected dive site while we were waiting to start classes. After the weather cleared we spent the next few days learning SCUBA. Mary (divemaster) and Al (captain) became a second family during our time spent at Roatan Dive Center. Both incredibly friendly, passionate and knowledgeable about the sport. Our SSI instructor Ernesto was fantastic, he really made the training experience very enjoyable. A truly passionate professional and by the end of our trip we were out sharing a few drinks together. Gary was also very helpful in arranging transportation from our hotel to the airport and offering up local insight to improve our first time Roatan visit. I can't wait for a return trip to dive with Roatan Dive Center. I am not one to leave reviews often, but I was compelled to share how amazing my experience was with the shop. 
Thanks, Gary, Mary, Ernesto, Al and Christoph for the wonderful memories. - Alex and Adriana "

Alex P

California U.S.A

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