Diving in Roatan

Dive Guide for Roatan

Roatan is located off the northern coast of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea and offers a variety of dive sites suitable for both beginners and experienced divers. Roatan is a popular destination among divers due to its stunning coral reefs, diverse marine life, and clear turquoise waters.

The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is the second-largest barrier reef in the world and runs along the coast of Roatan. The reef system is packed with a rich variety of coral species making it a paradise for divers and snorkelers. The underwater landscapes are characterized by stunning coral formations, swim-throughs, and canyons.

Roatan is home to a diverse range of marine species. Divers can spot angelfish, parrotfish, groupers, barracudas, and numerous other tropical fish. Additionally, you might encounter larger marine creatures like nurse sharks, reef sharks, and eagle rays. From January to April, there is even a chance to see whale sharks!

Roatan Dive Sites

Types of dives in Roatan

Wreck Salt water Deep (80ft/24.5m) Boat Cavern Swim through Easy entry Shore Wall Surge Drift Snorkel site Current Technical

Water Temperature

When to dive in Roatan

The best time of year to dive in Roatan is typically during the dry season which runs from November to April. During this period the weather conditions are generally favorable with calm seas and minimal rainfall. Keep in mind that whale sharks migrate through the area between March and April when planning your trip!

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