I visited Roatan twice, in 2014 and 2017. In 2014 I wasn’t yet a certified scuba diver, and instead snorkeled. But I caught the diving bug and got certified as an open water scuba diver in 2015. In 2017, I was excited to return to the island and check out what there was to see below the water. Here’s a bit about my experience in Roatan scuba diving.
We dove with Subway Watersports at Turquoise Bay Dive and Beach Resort. They were great to deal with. Our boat captain was Kevin, who is hilarious and I’ve kept in touch with since leaving Roatan. Our divemasters were Maynor and Duven, who were really nice and knowledgeable about the dive sites.
They have several boats, and all appeared to be in really good condition. A locker room was available to store gear (although you can’t lock up your individual gear, so we didn’t leave our dive computers there). The store had the types of items that you’d expect to see in a Caribbean dive shop, as well as a fish identification guide. I’d recommend picking it up, as it has been a tremendous help in identifying nearly every type of fish that I’ve come into contact with in the Caribbean. A locker room was available to store gear (although nothing was locked up, so we didn’t leave our dive computers there).
But I’m sure what most people really want to know about is whether the diving was any good. The diving in Roatan was fanstatic. So without further ado, here are some photos of what I saw.