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Octopus Dive School

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Address: Carretera Principal, Sandy Bay, Roatan 34101, Honduras
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+504 9887-9236
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are a 5-Star Padi Dive Center located directly at the quiet beach of...

We are a 5-Star Padi Dive Center located directly at the quiet beach of Sandy Bay on the beautiful island of Roatan, Honduras, at the Blue Bahia Resort.

The Octopus Dive School offers the following:

PADI Courses

We are a 5-Star PADI dive center, operating since 2005, with a focus on smaller groups and personal attention. We offer PADI courses from Open Water all the way to Divemaster taught by our qualified instructors. Classes can be held in English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French. Our class size is limited to four scuba diving students per instructor. We also offer Discover Scuba Diving experiences for those of you wanting to try diving for the first time without having to take a full course.

You will feel as part of the Octopus Family right away. With over 50 different dive sites to choose from, we take you to some of the best walls, canyons, caves, and wrecks the Caribbean has to offer. You will experience calm, warm, clear waters (yearly average temperature are 24 to 32ºC, 75-90ºF). We accommodate our clients by choosing sites based on their personal requirements, interests, and scuba abilities. We also organize whole day trips, sunrise, and night dives upon request.

We dive with a maximum of six divers per instructor, and there is no fixed time limit for our dives. For you and your family’s convenience, we also offer Snorkel Safari, Bubblemaker (8 years+), Open water Junior (10 years+), weekly fish ID Happenings, and much more.

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What a Trip, Rescue Diver & 200th dive.

Well we spent another great month of March on Roatan. Topping it all off was a bunch of great dives with Nuria, Velvet, Virna and Capt. Will, these are awesome people!! They have... read more

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Red Deer
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well we spent another great month of March on Roatan. Topping it all off was a bunch of great dives with Nuria, Velvet, Virna and Capt. Will, these are awesome people!! They have become very special to us, so much that I took my Rescue Diver course this year with Octopus. Even greater accomplishment was my 200th dive, which is... More 

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stumbled across the Octopus Dive School after having lunch at The Beach Grill at the Blue Bahia Resort. The atmosphere could not have been better. We spoke with the Dive School owner and went on a Discover Dive. The Dive Master (Velvet) was awesome. We felt so comfortable with the entire staff that we decided to cram for the... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Everyone was so helpful and I loved the diving and snorkeling. When I experienced a problem, I was treated like family.

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White Lake, Michigan
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of diving 16 times with Nuria and her team during march and we thoroughly enjoyed our time under water. Alex and Velvet were our guides over the course of the week and you can tell they like their job and want you to enjoy the underwater world. The equipment is first rate and... More 

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Toronto, Australia
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Though this school is small it is well worth it, the staff is knowledgeable in all aspects of diving area and more close on teacher to student ratio than in the area. I did my open water with them and it was not a cake walk, meaning,they made sure you passed the tests set by PADI and not by the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Honestly, I picked out Octopus Dive School since they were a school and we are all new divers. Man, was I ever right in that choice! I also liked the fact they are a small company and you are treated like an important customer which you are. Nuria and I corresponded several times before our group came down for our... More 

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Houston
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

My wife and I recently went to Roatan to relax and get away for a while, and stumbled across Octopus Dive School, because it was located close by and recommended by our hosts at the Jungle Reef Inn up the road. I was all in after meeting the great team they have. The next day we tried the introductory course... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We completed our open water certification with Velvet and Leah. The instruction was professional and tailored to our needs and the location - short 5-10 minute boat rides to incredibly beautiful dive spots - was very convenient. We spent another couple of days on fun dives and enjoyed every minute. Each dive site was a bit different and the dive... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

It was my lucky day when I was referred to the Octopus Dive Centre at Sandy Bay, Roatan. Nuria and her staff worked hard at making our dive experiences memorable ones. I came home a better diver as they were quick to offer tips on new experiences and freely answered questions on some of the finer points of diving with... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Thanks to Octopus Dive School our stay in Roatan was fun and rewarding. Our daughter trained with Octupus last year and obtained her Divemaster certification, which prompted my husband and me to come to Octopus and get our open water certification with them. Velvet was an excellent instructor, so knowledgeable and passionate about diving. Our one dive with Virna was... More 

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