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SCUBA DIVING ROATAN
Roatan Scuba Diving
Scuba diving in Roatan with Blue Island Divers offers regular dives to more than 10 dive sites less than 3 minutes ride and another 20 within 10 minutes boat ride from the our pier plus special dives to the far North, South, East, and West of Roatan, Cayos Cochinos Islands, Utila Island and Guanaja Island.
Roatan Scuba Diving Schedule
Our Dive Shop in Roatan offers four daily regular special dives from Monday to Saturday:
7:30 am 2-tank dive for advanced/experienced divers (required minimum 4 divers)
9 am single tank dive for all levels
11 am single tank dive for all levels
2 pm single tank dive for all levels
6 pm night dives (required minimum 4 divers)
Each Boat Will Carry A Maximum of 8 Divers
A regular dive in our Roatan dive shop, is a dive administered in our local diving area within 10 minutes from the pier, between Bears Den to the West and Keyhole to the East. It is a shared boat and the dive profile is maximum 55 minutes underwater.
Scuba Dive (1 or 2 tanks)
Come experience the amazing waters of Roatan from our waterfront property. The Blue Island Divers crew will show you a good time as you explore below the surface.
Minimum divers for Regular dives:
1 diver for single tank dives
4 divers for two-tank dives
Scuba Diving Packages
Special Dives in Roatan include lion fish hunting, shark dives, night dives, and some wreck dives. These dives are considered special dives because they have special requirements, such as marine park licenses and certifications, etc. (required minimum of 4 divers).
Roatan Dive Sites
Best Dive Sites in Roatan
Knowing where to dive in Roatan is key. Land of the Giants is one of our favorite dive sites because it encompasses many styles of diving and the large size of ominous coral heads jutting out of the sand from a depth of 100 feet as they rise 60 and 70 feet in height, flowing with marine life and an abundance of corals, fans and sea rods; you will be in awe. The topography allows you to dive shallow profiles or deep profiles while observing some of the finest diving Roatan has to offer. Very few boats know this site and even fewer divers have been there. Come dive with us for a week and we will show you why it is a favorite.
In terms of our favorite wreck dive site in Roatan, the Odyssey is our favorite. You can explore both the interior and exterior of this specific wreck dive. The wreck is large enough to spend multiple dives exploring. You will find it listing to the Starboard side approximately 30 degrees. The pilot house is encountered at 65 feet below the surface and the stern sits in the sand at 110 feet deep. You will find large grouper and blue parrotfish roaming the wreck. There is a healthy amount of growth of corals to observe and enjoy.
“The Odyssey” Shipwreck
This 300 feet cargo ship lays just in our front yard sitting in the sand at 110 feet. Its stern reaches up to a height of 60 feet and inclines toward its starboard side. Outside the stern are marine stairs that connect its various levels and on its handrails live a huge quantity of hydroids that has found this to be the ideal place to grow. The central part of the wreck lays flat at 100 feet. While you are exploring be sure to keep an eye out for the Green Moray Eel that may be hiding out in the numerous holes of the ship’s walls and deck. The bow is also slanted toward the starboard side.. The Odyssey was sunk in 2002 to create a base on which the reef could grow and give the diver an opportunity to explore this impressive structure from underwater, it’s home to the Encrusted Atlantic Thorny Oyster, Great Barracuda and the Blue Parrotfish just to name a few.
This is an impressive site with various levels and deep crevices for a diver to explore. A diver’s excitement starts from the moment they enter the water by discovering a beautiful swim thru located just below where the buoy attaches to the reef. If you drop down into the sandy crevice at 40 foot and follow it our to the reef wall, the swim thru exits at a depth of 60 feet with a shear descent below. The wall continues down to over 100 feet where it meets a sandy bottom. Following the wall to the east you will see a large coral outcropping laying at 80 feet along with magnificent examples of Leaf Coral throughout. While heading west of the buoy a diver finds more of an open layout at 50 feet with sand patches and examples of pillar coral colonies. In the shallow areas of this site there are a variety of caverns that are quite reminiscent of where a bear might actually sleep, with one cavern being our favorite.
Characteristic of channels you’ll find on Roatan where lagoon water mixes with the ocean and tides have eroded deep channels into the reef, Key Hole offers an impressive display of topography with apple wall space and overhangs to explore. The reef walls guide you into the channel that gradually descends to a depth of 100 feet with impressive walls on either side of you that reach all the way to the surface. For advanced divers there is a swim thru in channel at 90-100 feet and for everyone there is a set of 3 swim thru’s at 50 feet and 30 feet. Once through the the channel, near the buoy, the channel widens and opens to the reef where you can find a variety of soft corals as well as soft corals.
This is a well rounded dive site made up of distinct levels that give a diver the opportunity too observe a variety of marine life. The buoy here lies at 45 feet. From 10 feet there is a small wall that descends subtly to a 30 foot plateau. Here you can find open areas with a bottom composition of sand and rubble. From here you can descend to 50 feet where it then drops more dramatically to 90 feet and meets hard ground. A gradual descent from here leads you down to a nearly flat sandy bottom at 120 feet. Throughout each level be on the lookout for Giant Barrel Sponge, variety of whips and plumes, Scorpion Fish, schools of Blue Tang, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sea Turtles and a sand patch where a massive concentration of Yellow Jawfish can oftentimes be seen.
This site is our house reef. There are 2 different walls with Moyra Channel dividing it. The beautiful decorated walls of Moyra’s are one of the best dives you may do on Roatan, does not matter if you are an Open Water diver or an experienced diver. There are several canyons and swim thrus; Common species: snappers, different types of groupers, different types of parrot fish, eagle rays, nurse shark, …
Wicked Pissah, Spencer’s Rose Garden, Double D, Cindy’s Surprise, Jaeger Bomi, Rockies Reef, Queen Angel, Hideaway, Front Porch, Spooky Channel, Wrasse Hole, Chaz’s Choice, Magic Bobby, Canyon Lands, El Aguila, Pillar Coral.
2 Tank Dive Favorites
With a 2 tank dive we will venture further West or East with a surface interval on the boat.
Favorite 2 tank dive sites include Garden of Eden, Dolphin Den, Rockstar, Butcher’s Bank, Blue Channel, Hole in the Wall, Overheat plus others Just Ask!