04/18/2020 - 04/25/2020

Roatan

Island adventure

Where we are diving

Roatan, in the Bay Islands of Honduras, is surrounded by the world’s second largest barrier reef which is one of the healthiest in the Caribbean. Explore sloping plateaus perfect for spotting macro life, sheer walls with large soft corals and barrel sponges, wreck dives abundant with life, plus cavern systems including two of the most popular dive sites Underground and Dolphin’s Den. We’ll dive mainly on the north shore of Roatan. Dive sites are close enough that our surface intervals will be at the dive shop. Join Trip Leaders Doug Junge and Angie Fuller on this island adventure.

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on November 25, 2019

Resort Details

Where we are staying

Turquoise Bay Resort is the only dive resort located on the lush and remote northeast shore of Roatan, set on a hillside with spectacular ocean views and a protected bay. You’ll enjoy the individual and personal service, plus amenities like free Wi-Fi. When you’re not diving, relax on the private white-sand beach, enjoy a dip in the pool, or explore the beautiful waters of Roatan with a kayak or paddle board. The beach features palapas and a volleyball court. The bay is protected by a mangrove island, so it’s calm and perfect for swimming. Or simply sit back and enjoy the full waiter service at your beach chair or poolside. We recommend the house specialty rum punch.

Learn more about the accommodations from Turquoise Bay Resort.

Trip Details

Price

  • From Omaha: $2,910 per diver
  • From Springfield: $1,820 per diver (ground only)*
  • From North Liberty: $2,910 per diver
  • From Madison: $1,820 per diver (ground only)*

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • $500 due December 2, 2019
  • Full payment due January 24, 2020

Other info

  • Non-diver: $2,650 from Omaha, $1,560* from Springfield, $2,650 from North Liberty, $1,560* from Madison
  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

What’s included

  • Round trip airfare and transfers (Omaha and North Liberty only)
  • 7 nights of accommodations
  • 15 dives
  • 1 night dive
  • All meals and drinks

What’s not included

Recommended courses

  • Underwater Photography
  • Boat Diving

Recommended equipment

  • SeaLife DC 2000 camera
  • Mesh bag

What prior travelers say

“The diving in Roatan is gorgeous and has some of the best dive sites in the Caribbean. You’re likely to see spotted eagle rays, free swimming eels and maybe a sea horse if you’re lucky. Turquoise Bay is an excellent place to stay. It’s just far enough away from the bustling downtown area to allow you to escape to a peaceful and quiet hideaway, yet you’re only a short drive away from many attractions and restaurants. The staff is excellent, always going above and beyond.”

– Alyssa G.

Important Details

Know before you go

Seasonal weather
The average high temperature is 84°F and the average low temperature is 80°F. The average water temperature is 80°F.

Passport/Visa requirements
All U.S. citizens must have a passport when traveling to the Roatan, Honduras. Please reconfirm the travel-document requirements prior to departure. All visitors need proof of onward passage.

Drinking water
Tap water is not recommended to drink in Roatan. All good restaurants and hotels will provide purified water or use purified water in food preparation. Purified water can be bought easily throughout the country.

Electricity
In Honduras the standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.

Telephone codes
The country code is +504.

Time zone
Central Standard Time (GMT-6).

Language
Though the official language of Honduras is Spanish, the most common language spoken on Roatan is Caribbean English.

Money
Most places have the prices listed in both US dollars and lempira (the Honduran currency – ‘lemps’ or ‘lps’ for short). Many local businesses and restaurants accept credit cards.

Sunscreen and insect repellent
Everyone knows to bring sunscreen, but few actually bring enough. You’ll probably require about twice as much as you’d initially expect. Higher SPF, such as SPF 30 is desirable, as is water-resistance. Please use biodegradable sunscreen. Conventional sun screens have been proven to cause long lasting damage to the reefs and environment. If it’s been raining recently, you’ll want to have insect repellent as there can be mosquitoes and sand fleas at times.

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