Dive with Roatan's Sharks

Shark Dive Special - Certified Divers ONLY

Welcome to the Shark Dive on Roatan!

Marco's Place is the location of the worldwide famous Shark Dive in Roatan. It is organized through the dive center Waihuka situated in the main town of Coxon Hole on the south side of the island. Here is where you will literally be “face to face” with 8-15 Caribbean Reef sharks, all-female.


After arriving you'll need to set up your equipment and ask for weights if needed. Once everyone is seated the Shark staff will give you a very detailed briefing before leaving the dock. Once on-board the Waihuka Dive boat you'll be asked to don your weight system and BCD then you'll head out 2 miles off-shore, around a 20+ minute boat ride you will arrive at the site of the shark encounter called “Marcos Place”. The Dive staff will tie the boat to the underwater mooring and you will have a tag line of 40+ft from the boat to enable you to get to the descending line as the site has a mild/strong current. You will descend down the line to a depth of 70 ft.  As you descend you will already see some of the sharks swimming around in the area below you.


The dive starts in a stationary position, on the sandy bottom. The Divemaster will bring a bucket with frozen fish that at the beginning will be closed. Depending on the current that day there may be the possibility to swim with the Sharks. Take note of the pristine coral and large Barrel sponges, Black groupers and you may see the Green moray eel. Keep a lookout for the Shark's teeth in the sand, you may get lucky with a free souvenir ...  

When the swim with the Sharks is finished, the Divemaster will ask you to go back into the initial position and he will open the bucket at a distant of 6 ft. Then the Divemaster will open the bucket for the Sharks to feed, this is where the excitement begins as the Sharks feed in their natural environment. 


The Sharks can measure 5ft to 7ft in length and their lifespan is believed to be around 30 years. The max depth is 22mtrs/75 ft and bottom time 30 -35  minutes.


When you get you get back to the Waihuka dive shop after the dive you will watch the video that the videographer will film during your dive ....


Or take your own Video Camera or Digital Camera for your own memories. 


 No Go Pro Camera's. Shark Dive Operator Policy, Sorry!   

The start meeting point for the Shark Dive is the our Dive Center Front Desk in Dixon Cove.

First up is paperwork and proof of certification for the divers and waiver forms.

Transport to and from the Shark Dive Operator is included.

Tanks and weights are included and given out by the Shark Dive Operator, you are then required

to set up your own equipment and check it prior to leaving the dock.

Equipment rental available if required for Guests. 

A Security/Loss Deposit is required for all rental equipment and it's return to the Dive Center. 


All this for just $100.00

Inc Return Transport - Experienced Divemaster Lead Dives - Tanks - Weights etc...

Add $10.00 for Enriched Air - Nitrox   






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.


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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