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Dive Review of Roatan Divers in

Roatan Divers: "Plenty to see in Roatan", Jun, 2017,

by Mark Magers, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 16 Helpful votes). Report 9723.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving GBR, Saba, Montserrat, Dominica, Barbados, Cuba, USVI, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, HI, WA, CA, RI
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Mostly just stick with DM, but depth up to you as long as manage the Nitrox limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
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Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments The Operation
Roatan Divers is relatively new to Roatan, and is owned and operated by wife and husband Saaya and Karl, she Japanese American and he Swedish. They are very organized, communicate very well, and very accommodating and friendly. The dive staff is also great, each day there were multiple DMs aboard the 32-foot boat we were on (not certain about dimensions), with 2 x 200hp Yamahas. Fast boat, and shining new it seemed. There were also several DMs completing their training during our stay, so many hands for the work. Apparently, one of their captains was on vacation the week we were there, so pretty much all divers, of all levels, ended up on the same boat. That said, they balanced the actual teams with the several DMs, and in general we were in a dive group of 4-6 divers, never more.

RD is a “valet dive shop”, they do most of the lugging and rinsing and set-up for you. We dove with nitrox, so as per protocol did our own tank checks each dive, and the set up of regs. Pretty simple (and yes, there is a clipboard to log each tank!). The general program is to return to the shop after each dive, where there is purified water, coffee, tea, hot showers on the dock, shady spots to sit, restroom, and fish ID books to pull up that (rare) indigo hamlet you could not quite recall on the previous dive. They also have closeable (with doors) but not locked cubbies, so you can leave dry stuff there, and food or snacks if you want as well. These cubbies are well guarded by Singha the dive cat, we had no problems with security, though Singha is known for stealing drinks of purified water from random cups left u ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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