Roatan Dive Center
The South Shore
offers Roatan's best diving
RESPONSIBLE DIVER CODE
We‘re all responsible for protecting our aquatic resources. With our Responsible Diver Code, we want to make everyone aware of the environmental problems from the start. We want them to think critically, and take positive action whenever they travel and dive.
At Roatan Dive Center we expect all our divers to be constantly aware of the environment
when diving, under the water good buoyancy is imperative, do not touch the coral reef or tease or harass the marine life
And expect the same from others you dive with and we expect it from our Dive Professionals.
Only use a swim-through if you can do so without touching anything
Don’t swim or snorkel too close to the reef
Don’t touch or break corals
Use labeled entrances/exits for the water
Don’t disturb the sand, since it reduces visibility and smothers corals
Don’t hunt or bother animals
Don’t touch animals unless properly trained
Don’t feed animals
Don’t take souvenirs from the sea - broken coral pieces or empty snail shells still serve as useful habitat
Only place a reef hook where it will not damage or disturb the reef
Do not disturb animals or habitat to improve your photo opportunity
And Remember to purchase your Roatan Marine Park Fee Bracelets
at just $10.00 per year and donate to worthwhile cause and help protect
Roatan's fragile reef eco-system.
The South Shore of Roatan offers the Islands best and most unique diving including Mary's Place, Roatan's signature dive site and one of the Top 10 in the Caribbean just minutes away. The South shore has just a handful of Dive operations compared to 30+ on the North shore meaning less boats, less divers and less reef and coral damage. The nutrient rich waters of the south shore give life to abundant soft and hard corals year round and make the diving amazing, and don't forget the Sharks, Roatan's Shark dive is located on the South shore of Roatan,
At Roatan Dive Center our local morning 2 Tank dives leave at 8.30am returning to the dive center around 12.30pm and in the afternoon we offer a single-tank trip at 2.00pm. Our daily dive excursions including Mary's Place, the Wrecks of the Prince Albert and the Mr Bud, Valley of the Kings, Single Diver and Brick Bay Wall to name but a few.
We offer dedicated Night dives upon request with a minimum 3 divers.
As part of our uniqueness, we offer a full Professional Dive service
where we do the work and you just dive!
Onboard are Full Scuba Tanks all in hydro test, DAN Oxygen & DAN First Aid kit and a dive spares kit, purified water. Gear storage is available throughout your stay for convenience. We dive in small groups and provide a knowledgeable and experienced Dive Professional to guide the dive, coupled with depths and profiles for experienced and beginner divers.
Dive times are flexible (up to 60 minutes air permitting) depending on variables like air consumption, actually planned and previous dive profiles and most sites and dive profiles allow the divers to ascend close to the boat at around the 45-50 minute mark, meaning the whole group is not affected if someone gets low on air.
Most dive sites offer a stationary entry and return to the dive site mooring line, on others we drift and do a live drop. And sometimes we just drop in and go in a single direction with no current because of the features of the reef in certain areas.
We select our dive sites based on conditions and our diver’s interests. There is no set weekly dive site schedule so, feel free to tell us what type of dives you like and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. We are ideally located on the South Shore of the island, in an idyllic corner of the Dixon Cove at Casa Nikte, just minutes from Roatan's Top Dive sites. Coupled with road access all the way from the main road to the large car park by the Dive Center. On Staff we have some of the Most Qualified and Experienced PADI Professionals found anywhere in the Bay Islands, making your dive experience or Scuba Training even more enjoyable. Roatan Dive Center is a full-service Dive Center and both the Dive Center & Resort are open to resort guests and the general public every day.
Enjoy our small personalized groups and professional service diving.
We are a DAN - Divers Alert Network Center and a PSi Training Facility. As well as a dedicated R.E.E.F Field Station, undertaking Fish and Turtle Surveys as part of our Unique Eco-Divemaster Internship .. Go Pro
Dive Shop Features:
An SSI and PADI Facility offering long Lazy Boat Dives Daily and the most Qualified & Experienced Staff.
Night Dives upon request. Unique On the Water location and Free Parking at the Casa Nikte in Dixon Cove.
Full Professional Dive Service - You just dive!
Rental Gear Available if required Multi-media Classroom Private Dock on the water and set right on the Beach
and sun loungers On-site Gear Storage & Showers PADI e-learning available - start today at home prior to arrival.
Dive Shop Location: 5 Minutes from the Airport - Cruise Ship Docks and Ferry Terminal. Water Front location in Dixon Cove
Located directly off the main Principal Road and NO Parking headaches Local Clinic and Hyperbaric Chamber .Private Beach and Bar/ Grill
Roatan's Most Highly Qualified & Experienced Staff.
Our Experienced SSI & PADI instructors teach the full range of SSI & PADI courses up to and including Professional Level.
Massive range of SSI & PADI Continuing Education courses up to 20+ Specialties
Extensively Knowledgeable Staff
PADI Courses all taught to a higher standard than required.
Your Diving Location:
Offers Mary's Place in a short boat ride
The Caribbean's most diverse Eco-system on our doorstep.
Roatan's dive sites only minutes away.
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is your playground.
Just minutes from all the dive sites, so NO 1-hour long boat rides.
Mary's Place, Mr Bud, Prince Albert.
Special Dives upon request as an excursion, additional costs may apply!.
3 x Wreck Dives minutes from the Resort
Wall Dives - Drift Dives - Deep Dives & Shallow Dives all available.
Snorkeling sites within 5 minutes.
National Protected Marine Park Environment.
The Small Details :
Owner run Dive Center
Flexible Dive Times for Cruise ship divers.
Dive gear storage area for hanging your BCD and wetsuit, fins and weights, etc
Private changing rooms
Separated rinse tanks and drying rack
Our valet diving service will set up your BCD and regulator on the boat, change it over between dives and rinse it when the day is over.
After your last dive, your gear is rinsed & hung to dry for you ready for the next day or dive ...
Roatan has every kind of Diving
Amazing array of Roatan dive sites :
Wall's - Deep - Drift - Wreck -Shallow - Sand or Coral we have it all. Expert instruction for all levels – learn to dive or earn a new certification.
Roatan's most experienced and Qualified Staff.
Dedicated Shark Dive at an extra cost.
With 2 -Dives every morning our dive boats depart at 8.30 am for a 2 Tank Dive followed by an afternoon excursion at 2.00pm
And approximately 5.45pm for the Night Dive.
Dives available any night of the week. Weather permitting, 4 divers minimum, must be requested at least 24 hours in advance - Certified divers only
Our Dive Sites: Paradise Underwater:
Sites start at approximately 20 feet, making them suitable for both shallow and deep dives
Sites are chosen daily based on diver skill/certification level, weather conditions, and diver preference
All sites are part of the Roatan Marine Park - Local Laws Apply during all dives!
Roatan is a lush, tropical island surrounded by the world’s second largest barrier reef. Situated in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Honduras in crystal clear waters, it’s an ideal scuba diving destination. With its thriving coral reef and abundant marine life, Roatan has been a well-kept secret of dedicated divers for many years.
Water temperature: 78 to 84F (25 to 29C) year-round
Visibility: 60′ to 100′ (18 to 30m) most days
Attractions: coral reef with dramatic vertical walls, crevices, and swim-throughs, as well as two wrecks
Dive site depths: 20’ to 120’ (6 to 36m), but the wall drops well past recreational dive depths
Diver skill level: beginner to advanced
The Roatan Marine Park maintains the permanent mooring buoys on all the dive sites, patrols the area to enforce the laws for protecting fragile marine life. A Marine Park Fee is mandatory of $10.00 per year or $5.00 per day - Give Generously it's a Conservation Fee!
Due to the ever-changing nature of the ocean, we are unable to guarantee sightings of particular creatures.
However, we typically see all kinds of marine life on our dives, including green moray eels, nudibranchs, flamingo tongues, channel clinging crab, lobster, cleaner shrimp, filefish, trunkfish, trumpetfish, triggerfish, butterflyfish and angelfish. Our reef features lush soft coral gardens as well as healthy areas of hard coral.
We see Turtles, Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, Seahorses, Brain Corals, Horse-eyed Jacks, Octopus, Pipefish, Nurse Sharks and much more ...