Experience the fun of scuba diving without taking the full certification course! The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program gives you a safe and exciting introduction to the underwater world of scuba diving.
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is transporation provided and how long is the ride to the dive center?
Yes, its $20USD per person for your transportation to and from the ship. From Mahogany Bay its a 35 minute car ride, and from the Port of Roatan 15 minute ride.
Whats the best method of payment?
The best method of payment to the dive center and your tips is USD.
Is the water cold?
The water temperature typically varies from 79f in winter to 84f in summer, we offer a variety of wetsuits from 3mm shorties to 5mm long suits and 3mm farmer johns.
do you have a dock?
Yes we are the only shop in Half Moon Bay in West End that has a dock, making your scuba diving experience with us much more enjoyable. You don't have to be the divers that hold their dry bags out of the water as you walk into the surf and awkwardly struggle to roll onto a panga boat.
The cost of the Discover Scuba course with pick up and drop off from your cruise ship is $120 per person. This includes an academic session detailing the scuba basics. We follow this with a shallow water session in the crystal clear bay waters right in front of the dive shop. Here you learn the four basic diving skills. When our instructor is happy with your progress you're on our boat and off to explore the abundant reefs to 40 ft. Friendly, professional and safe, our instructors go above and beyond to make your dive an experience you'll remember forever. To reserve space we take a $30 deposit per person payable through Paypal.
frequently asked questions?
why should we choose your shop?
With many dive centers to choose from in West End it can be a difficult decision. We are proud to be the largest and one of the longest running shops in west end. Our big boats, dock and our highly trained instructors are the reason why we are chosen over the competition. Our dive instructors here have combined over 35 years of experience.
THIS STATEMENT, WHICH INCLUDES A MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE, A LIABILITY RELEASE AND ... ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND THE DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING KNOWLEDGE AND SAFETY ...
If you answer "Yes" to any of the medical questions you will need to see a doctor and take this form with you.
what is the experience like?
Your discover scuba dive experience with us will take about three hours or so. Once you're signed in at the front desk you will be greeted by the instructor and head upstairs to an air conditioned classroom to learn the basic physics and physiology of being underwater. Then out in Half Moon Bay for your shallow water skills, once you have mastered the skills we take out on the beautiful mesoamerican reef and complete a 12mt/40ft scuba dive. These dives can last up to an hour, however the time is air supply permitting, at 700psi you will be instructed to end the dive.
Do we have snacks on board?
Our dive boats have iced drinking water on board, if you do need a snack in between dives, it is very easy to pick up something from the mini-market next door or from the fruit stand across the road. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks on board.
Do you see turtles?
Roatan is famous for the amount of turtles we have year round. We see them on most dives.