Dolphin Scuba Center
Roatan’s reef system is a lure for divers from all over the globe searching for natural adventure and pristine waters. And it’s no wonder. It’s the world’s second-largest barrier reef, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, and it just happens to be our backyard. Also, Roatan’s warmer water and gentle currents make for excellent year-round visibility.
From vibrant coral, massive sponges, and peaceful eel gardens to schools of tropical fish, fleets of eagle rays, and sea turtles — marine life here is abundant and mesmerizing. There are approximately 35 dive sites located from West Bay in the south to Man of War Cay, and Anthony’s Key is ideally situated in the middle.
The island’s reefs and drop-offs are teeming with colorful marine life and are ideally suited for novices and experts alike. Surrounded by the longest barrier reef in the hemisphere, Roatan’s diving sites offer everything from hard-core wrecks and deep fissures to peaceful eel gardens and shallow terraces where countless macro photo opportunities abound.
Coral grows thickly on walls that begin in crystalline waters as shallow as 20 feet below the surface and drop to the purple depths of the Caribbean. Squadrons of eagle ray, schools of brightly colored tropical fish, and the occasional meandering shark are just a few sites that delight divers.
Several large wrecks submerged near the resort await exploration. With water temperatures averaging 80 degrees or warmer, gentle currents, and visibility ranging from 50 to 100 feet, Roatan is a favorite among visitors who prefer their diving colorful, thrilling, and unswerving.