The largest of the Honduran Bay islands is also home to the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean Sea. It’s truly an ecological playground for those who crave adventure, and exploring the underwater world—even at night.
Deep-sea divers will enjoy the great visibility of up to 150ft (45m), especially in areas like El Aguila which is known to be very popular wreck diving site. While most resorts offer diving for all skill levels, advanced divers will find tons of thrilling adventures in places such as Dolphin Den where you navigate a network of tunnels and canyons that take you from one side of the reef to the other.
24-45m or 80-150ft
Low of 25°C in winter to high of 29°C in summer
Diving zones progress up to 100ft
Pleasant dive conditions year round
Roatan is surrounded by pristine reef and suitable for all courses, fun dives, night dives and wreck dives. You'll find a few dive centres dotted around the town, in your hotel or at the marina where all the boats leave from.
- Dolphin Den
Network of tunnels and canyons that take you from one side of the reef to the other
- Black Hills
A seamount that drops to 50m into a trench. See thousands of brightly-coloured fish
A 30m sunken vessel that is teeming with marine life
- Blackish Point
Reef is made up of black volcanic rock and soft corals that gradually drops 24m
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Discover vibrant and colourful coral, multi-coloured tropical fish, sponges as big as refrigerators, and other species such as manta rays, sea turtles, and whale sharks.
The sprawling reef surrounding the island of El Aguila is a favourite site for wreck divers. It`s a 64m sunken cargo vessel and is full of marine life such as garden eels. It`s an easy and fun dive site to explore and you can swim through the ship`s open compartments while looking for tropical fish.
Where to stay
Fantasy Island Beach Resort, Dive and Marina
Explore Roatàn’s underwater landscapes and vibrant coral reefs at Fantasy Island Beach Resort, Dive and Marina. Located on its own 21-acre private island, the resort is home to its very own 5 star PADI Dive Centre and is located near the world’s second largest barrier reef – which you can explore with the resort-offered dive packages. After your diving adventure, kick back and relax by one of two pools, take a nap under the beach palapas, sip on your favourite drink on a Bali bed or take a stroll along the picturesque beach boardwalk.
- Secluded beach area for sunbathing and relaxing
- Exciting mini-zoo for kids to enjoy
- PADI 5-star Dive Centre on resort, dive packages available
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