" Who's behind 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 Dixon Cove .
Gary is currently a SSI Instructor Trainer and previously an Award Winning Quadruple Platinum Course Director.
He has been a fulltime Dive Pro in the dive industry for over 23 years and has recorded over 11,875+ dives on Roatan and the Bay Islands and close to 2,500+ Diver Certifications , so you’re in safe hands. Gary is also a U.S National Board Hyperbaric Dive Medic and EMT-B
and SSI React Right & EFR Instructor Trainer .
Gary oversees all the Diver Training and Dive Operations are to high standard and high level of safety.
He teaches over 40 SSI and PADI Dive Courses, which are all taught to a higher standard than required - Simple !
Gary’s wife, Mary, is a Assistant Instructor & Divemaster and has been working in the industry for over 18 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’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 for a 2 tank dive 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 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 Blue Oceans
We are the First and ONLY SSI Dive Facility in Roatan to be an SSI Blue Oceans Partner and contribute 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 ...
A Full Retail Store coming soon in 2021
From Regulators and BCD's to SMB & Reels as well as simple mouth pieces and snorkels .
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
New for 2021 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 PRO Training
Roatan Dive Center is a SSI ProTraining Center offering a variety of SSI Dive Course from Try Scuba to Instructor 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.