Roatan is a scuba diver's paradise. Whether you are just learning or are already an advanced diver there is more than enough to see here to keep you busy for years. Eagle rays, turtles, dolphins, seahorses, nurse sharks and morays are just some of the creatures that aquatic adventurers seek out. There are over 130 identified and named dive sites around the island, most of them only a few minutes from shore. Roatan has a number of well-established diving schools and is one of the best (and least expensive) places in the world to obtain PADI and SSI certification.
Water temperatures vary between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (20-27 Centigrade) and there is excellent visibility at depths of over 100ft. Roatan is reckoned to have examples of 90 percent of all marine life existing in the Caribbean, including some 4,000 varieties of fish.
We can arrange diving with any of the dive shops in West End and have good relations with all - but if you don't know who to dive with, we work particularly closely with:
Reef Gliders - www.reefgliders.com, West End Divers, Coconut Tree, Native Sons.
Please see our current Dive packages for details.
If you don't dive, you should definitely try snorkeling, which you can try off Cocolobo itself. There are a number of places close at hand where snorkeling equipment can be hired. One interesting option for non-divers is to join a full-day trip right round the island. While these are principally two-tank outings for divers, non-divers can go along for the spectacular ride.