03/20/2021 - 03/27/2021

Roatan

Island adventure

 

Where we are diving

As far as Roatan resorts go, Turquoise Bay is the only dive resort in this lush and remote area of the island providing scuba divers and snorkelers with the opportunity to dive and snorkel in secluded and pristine sites. The North side of Roatan offers scuba divers and snorkelers the unique opportunity to experience the largest variety of reef topography on the island. Roatan, in the Bay Islands of Honduras, is surrounded by the world’s second largest barrier reef that is one of the healthiest in the Caribbean due to the Roatan Marine Park and the local dive community encouraging conservative diving practices. Explore sloping plateaus perfect for spotting macro life, sheer walls with large soft corals and barrel sponges, wreck dives filled with life, crevices, trenches, overhangs, and cavern systems such as our two most popular dive sites, Underground and Dolphin’s Den. Join trip leader, Doug Junge on this magical getaway.

                                                                                              

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on December 17, 2020

Doug Junge, Trip Leader

Doug has been diving since 2012 and is a level 6 diver. He has traveled throughout the Caribbean experiencing different reef systems and cultures. Doug is also a Physical Therapist and loves to share his love for the ocean with his patients and others.

Resort Details

Where we are staying

Discover an island with authentic Caribbean and Latin American lifestyles and warm, friendly islanders greeting you wherever you go. The resort is set on a hillside with spectacular ocean views and a protected bay which makes the water calm and perfect for swimming and kayaking. Beach lovers will enjoy the private, tranquil, 500 ft white-sand beach.

At Turquoise Bay Resort you will stay in comfortable lodgings equipped with air-conditioning, TV, and coffee making facilities. We offer airport transfers, a welcome cocktail, all meals, and non-alcoholic beverages. When you’re not out diving, relax on our private white-sand beach, enjoy a dip in our pool, or explore the beautiful waters of Roatan with one of our kayaks or paddleboards.

Cool off in our tropical pool or sunbathe on the terrace overlooking the beach and sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea. Guests can also enjoy the privacy and tranquility of the longest private beach in Roatan. Our white sand beach has palapas and palm trees offering shade, beach bar, lounge chairs, and a volleyball court. Our bay is protected by a mangrove island and the offshore reef, so the water is calm and perfect for swimming or exploring with our complimentary paddleboards and kayaks! 

Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website.

Trip Details

Price

  • From Omaha: $2,830 per diver
  • From Springfield: $2,830 per diver
  • From North Liberty: $3,040 per diver
  • From Madison/Columbia: $1,995 per diver*

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • $500 due Nov 16, 2020
  • Full payment due Jan 18, 2021

Other info

  • Non-diver: $2,320  from Omaha, $2,320 from Springfield, $2,530 from North Liberty, $1,485 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

  • Roundtrip airfare and transfers
  • 7 nights of accommodations 
  • All meals/domestic alcoholic beverages 
  • 5 days of 3 dives per day with divemaster 
  • 1-night dive 
  • Horseback riding 

What’s not included

Recommended courses

  • Underwater photography 
  • Boat Diving 

Recommended equipment

  • SeaLife Micro 3.0 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

Water 
The water temperature in Roatan tends to stay in the lower 80’s year around, with August being the warmest month of the year. Visibility is generally pretty good between 80 and 150ft. Though it can drop lower in the rainy season. 

Drinking Water
Tap water is not recommended to drink in Honduras. 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. 

Weather
While traveling around, the island enjoying the Roatan weather in the Bay Islands you can expect day time highs in the mid 80’s and 90’s and night time lows in the 70’s. Rainy season varies from year to year, but it’s normally from October to February. 

Electricity and Internet
Electricity is 110 volts, 60 Hz. So no adapter is needed for American electronics. Complimentary internet service is available in all guest rooms and main buildings of the resort. 

Meals
All meals are included at the resort. The resort has one restaurant onsite which serves all three meals per day. Breakfast is served between 07:00 am – 09:30 am. Lunch is served between 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm. And Dinner 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm. The bar is open from 10:00 am-10:00pm. Service can either be buffet or a la carte depending on the resort’s occupancy level. 

Attire
Shorts, T-shirts or tank top and flip flops is the casual attire of an islander. It is perfect for the warm days, breezy evenings and cool nights! The Roatan climate is warm all year round except for November, December and January, where temperatures drop from the high 80’s to the low 80’s. Light casual clothing is best and a rain jacket, sandals, bathing suit and sturdy shoes are all important items to bring.  

Sunscreen and Bug Spray
Eco-friendly Sunblock If you plan to spend time in the ocean, we recommend bringing eco-friendly sunscreen as most normal sunscreens contain ingredients that damage coral reefs. If you cannot find eco-friendly sunscreens, they are available for purchase in some dive shops and at the Roatan Marine Park office in West End. You can also find them online. We recommend bringing 2 types of bug sprays. One containing DEET such as Off and one that is DEET free. We urge people to use the DEET free spray if they plan on entering the ocean within hours of applying the bug spray. DEET has been shown to damage coral, fish, and other marine life. A bug spray with DEET is great during the evening and nighttime. 

 Money
On the island, US Dollars are used as much as the local currency, and most places have their prices in US dollars. Many businesses will give you change back in Lempiras even if you pay in dollars. It is best not to bring bills over $20 as larger bills may not be accepted. All major credit cards are widely accepted. In restaurants, it is best to ask before ordering, since some smaller businesses don’t accept credit cards. The resort doesn’t have any ATMs but there are ATMs in every town and at the airport. Remember that Honduran ATMs only give Lempiras. The exchange rate is approximately 23 Lempira to the US Dollar. The resort accepts Visa, MasterCard & American Express. Traveler’s checks are not accepted. 

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