ABout Roatan Marine Park
The Roatan Marine Park (RMP) is a grass roots, community-based, non-profit organization located on the island of Roatan, 50 kilometers off the mainland coast of Honduras.
The RMP was formed in January 2005 when a group of concerned dive operators and local businesses united in an effort to protect Roatan’s fragile coral reefs. Initially, it was RMP’s goal to run a patrol program within the Sandy Bay-West End Marine Reserve (SBWEMR), to prevent over exploitation through unsustainable fishing practices. Over time, RMP expanded the scope of their environmental efforts through the addition of other programs encompassing the entire island.
Blue Island Divers Roatan is an active supporter and Gold Sponsor of the Roatan Marine Park. Blue Island Divers Roatan is also hosting one of RMP Patrol boats.
On February 2018 BIDR donated US$1,200.00 to the RMP for raising safety awareness and setting up 10 buoys for signaling the boat channels for a clear marked path for snorkelers and kayaks users to avoid while enjoying the inner lagoon. We still encourage all those entering the water to utilize a safety marker or other HI VIS marker for visual aid.
For participating in all Blue Island Divers Roatan dives or courses, guests are strongly encouraged to buy RMP’s daily tickets (us$3) or yearly bracelets (us$10). This way we can all contribute for the protection of Roatan’s beautiful reefs!
You may also name a special site for a $1000 donation to the Roatan Marine Park. A mooring line will be installed upon this location and it will be shared by all who visit our wonderful reef! Impress your spouse or loved ones or just yourself by donating to a great program which encourages boats to utilize moorings instead of anchors.