Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras
August 19 - 26, 2017
Located 35 miles from the Honduran coast, Roatán has long been a diver’s paradise, drawing a community of ex-patriots from all over the world. Travelers can enjoy first class diving, first class amenities and first class service after a short 3.5 hour flight direct from Houston to the international airport in Roatán. The island itself is rich with history and vibrant with a beautiful mix of cultures. It is quiet, safe, affordable and the perfect dive escape.
With over 30 distinct dive sites within a 2 mile radius, West End is the perfect location on Roatán to set up base for your dive adventure. Those 30 dive sites include deep coral wall drift dives near the westernmost point of the island, expansive sand patches and slopes (your best chance to see eagle rays, sting rays and even the occasional hammerhead shark), long shallow swim-thrus, large accessible shipwrecks and everything in between. With long daylight hours, warm, clear waters and historically clear skies in August, and an incredible array of dive sites all remarkably accessible, Roatán is the diver’s dive paradise. Photographers, adventure seekers, conservation-conscious, and beginner divers can all enjoy world-class experiences on the reefs of Roatán.
Expert Guide - ALEX Lichtblau
Alex spent 2 years living on Roatán, diving the island and familiarizing himself with its many nuances and attractions. He has logged over 750+ dives and 100+ certifications in the waters around Roatán, and has lead excursions to every corner of the island, including shark dives, seamount expeditions, outer island dives and everything in between.
During your trip, Alex will serve not only as one of your Divemasters in the water, but as your personal expert liaison to the island and all of its non-diving attractions. Alex is fluent in Spanish and his relationships with the top dive operations, hotels, restaurants, attractions and charitable organizations guarantee you a genuine local experience like no one else can provide. Dive the best spots, stay at the best hotel, eat the best foods and enjoy the most popular adventures.
Rely on Alex throughout your trip for all of your planning and booking needs, as well as for assistance during your time on Roatán. Vacation like a local!
Dive - SUn divers roatán
Experience the best of the Caribbean during your diving adventure on Roatan, one of the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras. Dive in small personal groups, from a designated boat with your professional guide Alex Lichtblau and the experts at Sun Divers Roatán through some of the healthiest reefs in the ocean.
Sun Divers Roatán is a top-rated, family-owned, valet dive shop on prime beachfront property in West End, Roatán. The shop’s location is such that the majority of dive sites are within 10 minutes by boat ride (great for seasick divers). The owner’s, all 10+ year residents and dive instructors on the island are highly experienced, knowledgeable, safety-oriented and friendly. The shop has a small group policy (max 6 person/Divemaster) to ensure safety, quality service and a personalized experience. Two fast, comfortable, fully equipped (O2, first aid kit, life jackets, VHF radio, GPS tracking, drinking water, snacks) dive boats tender you to the dive sites. Rental equipment is all high-quality, perfectly maintained SCUBAPRO. The shop is located a 5 minute walk from the hotel and in the center of town.
Never dived before? Not a problem...Roatán is the perfect place to get certified! Warm, clear, calm, and shallow waters provide the perfect classroom for diving. Complete your course in Roatan with Alex and dive the rest of the week as a certified diver. Ask Alex about certification details and associated cost.
Stay - COCOLOBO
Relax in comfort and style at the top-rated hotel, Cocolobo. Tucked away in a private corner of town, Cocolobo provides you first class accommodations from a stunning location and is less than 5 minutes walking from the dive shop and center of town. Enjoy the infinity pool, hotel bar and mostly, your breezy, spacious, ocean-view room.
Cocolobo is a top-rated, modern hotel located in the quiet and secluded neighborhood on the north side of West End, Roatan. The western edge of the property sits facing the sunset over the Caribbean, and all ten double rooms with spacious balconies share that view. The rooms are spacious, breezy and equipped with first class amenities (hot water, bug-netting, WIFI, personal safes, porch hammocks, infinity pool, cable TV). A delicious breakfast is included every morning.
(based on double occupancy)
- Roatán Dive/Island guide Alex Lichtblau
- 11 dive package (2 dives/day + 1 night dive OR 1 extra day dive) at Sun Divers Roatán w/ all gear
- 7 night stay at Cocolobo
- Daily breakfast
- 1-yr Roatán Marine Park membership (required)
- Airport transfers
- All associated tax
- Dive crew gratuity
- Additional dive - $30/tank
- Unlimited Nitrox - $50/week
- Shark Dive (1) - $100
- Seamount/Outer Island Dive Excursion (2) - $175
- Eastern Island Excursion (2) - $100
- Deep Sea Submersible Excursion - $500-$1500
- Black-water Dive (1) - $150
- ...many more...
- 4% charge for PayPal and credit card payments
- Divers/Travelers insurance is highly recommended
...only 3 spaces available!
Additional Activity information
Besides the spectacular diving, Roatán also offers a wide array of non-diving adventures, attractions and activities. These include deep sea submersible expeditions, open ocean fishing charters, island hopping, paddleboarding, ocean-front golf, yoga, bar-crawls and many more. Ask Alex about his favorite adventures with descriptions and price points, and he'll help you book what floats your boat.
Feeling philanthropic? We aim to promote responsible tourism through all of our trips and supporting the community in which you are vacationing is part of that strategy. Want to help out? Take part in any number of volunteer projects during your stay. These include beach/bay clean ups, Roatán Marine Park service, requests from the local non-profit organization SOL, and others. You can also help by bringing school supplies, sports equipment with you when you travel, or bringing used batteries home with you to dispose of responsibly. You can even adopt your own dive site through the marine park and dive on it during the trip. The Roatán Marine Park also administers lionfish hunting licenses and provides a way for you to directly protect the reef during your adventures. Ask Alex how you can help.
Good eats Information
Cocolobo will provide a delicious, nutritious breakfast, and part of the allure of Cocolobo’s location is its access to a wide array of culinary options. From $5 local beach fare to 5-star dining, there are options for every taste and budget. A recommended restaurant list with descriptions and price points is available upon request, so ask Alex and tag along with him to his favorite spots.
Booking and Payment Information
Have more questions? Ready to get in the water? Signing up or learning more about this trip is easy. Just hit the button below, and then let me know your question or how many spots you would like to reserve, and I'll respond within 24 hours. In order to secure your spot, there is an initial $250 non-refundable deposit, and the remainder will be paid in two installments; the first being 50% of the balance, paid by June 19, 2017, and the second and final being the remainder, paid by July 19, 2017. Ask Alex about payment method options.