Diving on Roatan
If you are a diver (or a group) or planning to become one, and wish to experience the greatest dives of your life, Roatan Island is where you need to be!
Roatan is a spectacular island with nearly an endless number of opportunities to experience in addition to being an ideal escape from the hectic pace of everyday life, but its main attraction is diving. Roatan is truly a diver’s paradise – and it’s been this way for decades.
Underwater is where Roatan really comes to life! With over 170 dive sites on Roatan, every kind of diving opportunity you can dream of is found here. Just a few include exploring wrecks, deep walls and caves, magnificent canyons, brilliant shallow coral gardens, and even night diving.
Roatan’s entire coastline is surrounded by healthy and vibrant coral reefs with the southern tip part of the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef; home to 90% of all Caribbean reef species! In only a couple of minutes divers can swim out to enjoy incredibly clear waters that are home to a host of marine life.
In West End Village alone you’ll find around 60 different dive sites all within a ten minute boat ride. There are so many wonderful places to experience, the odds are you’ll be planning a return trip before you even leave the island.
Can you imagine swimming with stingrays, turtles and eels among these translucent waters? You might also spot sharks, groupers, jacks, barracudas, permits as well as schools of Atlantic spade fish, Bermuda chub and dog snappers. Eagle rays, nurse sharks, flounders in the sand and schools of blue tangs are just some of the marine life living in the waters of Roatan.
Depending on your type of vacation rental (villa, house, condo, apartment), its location and your experience as a diver, Island Rose will refer you to best dive centers of the Island. Whether you are looking to do 3 dives a day, night dives, only a few dives during your stay, or to get certified (in French or English), we will point you in the right direction.