Honduras, in the north-central part of Central America, has a Caribbean as well as a Pacific coastline. Guatemala is to the west, El Salvador to the south, and Nicaragua to the east. The second-largest country in Central America, Honduras is slightly larger than Tennessee. Generally mountainous, the country is marked by fertile plateaus, river valleys, and narrow coastal plains. Diving in Honduras is popular for scuba divers and beginner divers thanks to its calm and warm waters although advanced divers would also love its sheer drop-off points. The most visited islands are Roatan and Utila both sporting warm tropical waters with excellent water visibility and excellent marine life. Part of the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the islands of Roatan and Utila in particular feature vibrant coral, multi colored tropical fish, sponges as big as refrigerators and pelagic species. You might see manta rays, sea turtles and, especially from mid-February to April, whale sharks. The reefs here are more diverse than rainforests.
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Barefoot Divers (DI)
Barefoot Divers is a PADI 5 Star IDC Center, offering valet diving and a full spectrum of PADI dive training opportunities. We have boats departing daily at 8:30am, 10:30am, and 2pm, and the dive sites we visit are anywhere from a 5 to 15-minute ride from the dive center (there are well over 30 fantastic sites within this range). Many of the sites in our area are characterized by dramatic reef walls, starting in the shallows (topped with sandy patches and coral heads), and dropping off far beyond recreational dive limits... all of which are teeming with a variety of life, from pelagics to macro. There are also a couple of wrecks that we dive as well. Of course, Roatan's famous "Mary's Place" dive site, with its stunning crevice swim-throughs, is just a few minutes from Barefoot Divers by boat. We offer small groups (typically 6-8 divers per boat, though our boats can accommodate up to 10), and all our dives are guided by PADI professionals. Fresh fruit, water, and towels are provided on every dive. Nitrox and well-maintained ScubaPro dive gear rentals are available for a surcharge.
Subway Water Sports (DI)
Anthony's Key Resort
Anthony's Key Resort embodies the wonder, the culture, and the beauty of the island of Roatan. With the world's second-largest barrier reef at your doorstep and boundless adventures beyond, you'll find something new to explore each day at this one-of-a-kind all-inclusive resort in Roatan, Honduras.
Cabanas on Clark's Cay
You and your companions can experience a private island getaway. Just imagine – your own island to relax, enjoy and dive on some of the Caribbean’s most virgin reefs. Cabañas on Clark’s Cay in the Bay Islands, Guanaja, Honduras, is a 4-acre island oasis that accommodates up to 20 guests. It offers incredible seascapes, an open air restaurant and bar, an infinity pool and spa along with a meandering lazy river. Concierge dive services enable guests to fully enjoy the splendor of Guanaja’s coral reef system featuring dives on pinnacles, walls, and the wreck of the Jado Trader.
A dream vacation resort perched on a rock with 360° views of Sandy Bay, Guanaja and surrounding cays. This unique resort blends beauty, serenity and something special in a laid-back, inviting atmosphere. Once a private villa, the property rises from the sea-level white sand beach and PADI dive center up four levels to areas that include nine Ocean Front Rooms and two Suites, all with private patios or balconies. There are multiple terraces for lounging, an infinity pool and pool bar, cardio/massage room, and Great Room with its comfortable living/dining area.
Mayan Princess appeals to diverse interests and different age groups. the resort caters to those interested in diving, while others who prefer to lounge and relax alongside the beach and pool, or even enjoy a fabulous massage. There is even a day camp full of exploration activities for kids! The options are endless at Mayan, where they strive to make every member of your family happy.
Turquoise Bay Resort
Tucked away on the Northeast shore on the idyllic Caribbean island of Roatan, is the jewel of Turquoise Bay Resort. The resort is nestled at the foot of the modest-sized lush, green Bonacca Ridge, and just beyond it a tranquil, secluded, and beautifully manicured stretch of white beach. Every inch of beach, palm leaf, and flower is tended to by the grounds crew, who work tirelessly to maintain the area stays picture perfect. Palapas, lounge chairs, kayaks, hammocks, beach beds are all meticulously maintained, and available to all guests. Turquoise Bay Resort is remarkably private with only a beautifully designed colonial home in a 180 degree field of view, and it is perched above the west end of the Bay. The beach and resort are quiet, and removed from the hustle and bustle of areas like West Bay, but not so isolated from visiting other areas of Roatan. The friendly, outgoing and helpful staff can suggest any number of ways to explore the island should you like to.
The Bay Islands of Honduras consist of eight islands and 53 small cays located off the northern coast of Honduras. This Roatan diving liveaboard trip in Honduras departs from the dock located at Romeo's Restaurant in French Harbor, Roatan. The 7 night charter runs from Saturday to Saturday. Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday around noon when the Aggressor returns to port. Average of up to 27 dives on 7 night charters including night dives.