Popular Roatan Dive Sites

West End Wall 

One of Roatan’s most spectacular dive sites, famous for its deep walls that are as deep as 100-200ft.
The Coral encrusted walls with beautiful coral overhangs throughout the dive, schools of horse-eyed jacks, sea chubs, and creole wrasse, spotted drums
Very good buoyancy control required – beginner divers can follow along.
Depth range of 40 - 100’ to beyond recreational dive limits
7 minutes away by boat.

 

 

Mandy's Eel Garden 

Located opposite the West Bay area of Roatan 
Very pristine reef.  Offers a very diverse collection of marine life – possibility of seeing larger marine life, such as Eagle Rays, groupers, jacks, barracudas, and permit fish
For intermediate level divers, often offered as a drift dive with a live drop.
The reef starting at 30′ - 80' with sloping walls on the sides into the abyss well past the normal dive limits
From Roatan Dive Center, about 5 minutes away by boat.

 

 

El Aguila Wreck

 An intentionally sunk wreck (back in 1997) which sits in the area of Bailey's Key in the Sandy Bay area.

The El Aguila is approximately 230ft long Cargo Ship that has extensive soft coral growth which almost completely covers the entire wreck. For those with the right certification and adventure in-mind penetration is possible.

From the main wreck lies a  deep coral wall with canyons and small caves.
There are ways to visit the wreck whether you’re a beginner or advanced diver
The wreck lies in 128ft maximum depth is 110’ at the rear if you follow the stern of the wreck and most dives on the wreck consist for 15-20 minutes exploring the wreck and follow the wall around and back. 
20 minutes away by boat.

 

 

Bears Den - Cave  

The site now starts at 40' and you follow the large swim through to the wall and drop onto the wall  

Beautiful overhang covered in gorgonians, sponges and a variety of hard c& soft corals
Large groupers and snappers follow the divers, Moray Eels, groups of parrot fish and surgeon fish along the top of the reef
Within the  dive is a large Cave , hence the name Bears Den.

Flashlights required for this dive  

Suitable for divers who like to explore and venture in to small caves
Depth ranges from 35’-48' to 100+ on the wall 
Special Excursion Dive

 

 

Spooky Channel 

A Deep Channel that cuts from the inside of the reef to the outside or vice versa.

Water movement reduces the visibility sometimes in the main channel hence the Spooky Name.   
Barracuda often hunt in the area and toadfish hide in the coral sides 
The Channel has a huge Cathedral like ora about it with a large overhang between the two sides.
Suitable for all diver levels
Mooring is at 20’ the Channel itself drops to over 100+ft in areas at the wall then the wall drops off past normal dive limits
Special Excursion Dive

 

 

Roatan's Shark Dive - Marco's Place aka (Cara a Cara) 

A " Must do " Dive on Roatan.

We arrange the dive for you and we include transport to and from the operator.

The dive is located 2 miles of the Airport at the Insidious Reef area.

After a comprehensive breifing, you'll board the boat and take a 20-minute ride to an area called Cara a Cara

meaning " Face to Face in Spanish.

Upon descent, you'll follow the mooring line to 70ft where 8-15 Grey Reef Sharks will meander between the pristine coral

directly in front of you. You may get an opportunity to swim with the sharks, a must do dive! 

 

 

Pablo's Place

A Drift dive on the South Shore of Roatan which starts at 30’ with a sandy shelf and then off the wall to a depth of 80’ - 100ft 
An array of sponges, gorgonians, and brain corals litter the dive site.
Schools of fish congregate in the current. On the wall you'll see barracuda, Horse-eyed jacks, permit fish.
Intermediate/Advanced level. 
Depth ranges from 30’ to 100′+
A 10-minute boat ride

 

 

Texas 

Located between Pablo's and West End Wall with No mooring line we descend after a live drop and slowly make our way down to a coral head and a large sand area, turn east into a current that takes you out

towards the large wall and sandy flat area filled with barrel sponges of all sizes and hard and soft coral.

Sea whips decorate the bank around the site
Upswells at the edge of the bank bring in schools of hunting fish such as jacks and barracuda – Eagle Rays are occasionally spotted here moving in from the wall towards the large sand area.
For intermediate level divers
Depth ranges from 40’ - 100'+ on the wall.
Just 8 minutes away by boat.

 

Half Moon Bay Wall  

A gently sloping wall with soft coral overhangs, small crevices with king crabs and lobsters peering out, and sea fans swaying
A popular spot for hide and seek: look for well-camouflaged scorpion fish, banded coral shrimp tucked inside sponges and flamingo tongues
Usually done as a drift dive, if required.
Suitable for all divers
Depth ranges from 25ft to 80ft
Just 10-minute boat ride

 

 

Special Excursion to Mary's  Place & The Prince Albert Wreck Dive  

Roatan Dive Center offers a unique dive excursion to Roatan's signature dive site of Mary's Place on the South Shore of Roatan.

Maty's Place is unique because it was formed by an earthquake many thousands of years ago which split the reef into a T shape and formed a breathtaking dive site with deep canyons and long swim throughs , from 40+ft at the mooring the reef is pristine , then into the deep fissure that attracts large schools of horse-eye jacks and walls of black coral and sea fans . The dive is often completed as a figure of 8 to ensure nothing is missed.   

 

Suitable for all divers with great buoyancy 
Depth ranges from 35ft to 100+ft
Just 45+ minute boat ride

 

This is dive excursion also includes the Prince Albert Wreck, a coral encrusted cargo vessel lying at 40+ft and sloping down to 100ft.

Lying in a large sandy area close to the wall it's covered in sea fans and soft corals, Northwest of Prince Albert is a DC3 Aircraft which often houses a large green moray ..

 

Suitable for all divers with great buoyancy 
Depth ranges from 35ft to 100+ft
Just 45+ minute boat ride

 

This 2 Tank Excursion requires a minimum of 4 Divers and cost just $120.00 for the 2 dives. 

 

 

Wanna Learn More?

All the Dive sites on the South Shore of Roatan are perfect learning platforms for many PADI Specialty Courses or the PADI Advanced Certification. With the Wrecks, Wall's, Drifts coupled with great Macro opportunities for the Digital-Photo Specialty.

 

 

 

 

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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