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Octopus Dive School

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West End, Honduras
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About Octopus Dive School
We are a 5-Star Padi Dive Center located on the island of Roatán, Honduras, just outside West End. We have been operating since 2005, offering PADI courses from Open Water all the way to Divemaster, taught by our qualifiedd instructors. Classes can be held in English, Spanish, German, Italian and French. Our class size is limited to four students per instructor. For those of you that want to try diving for the first time without having to take a full course, we offer Discover Scuba Diving, which is a quick and easy introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world. 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: 24-32ºC, 75-90ºF). At Octpus Dive School we focus on smaller groups and personal attention, catering to our clients expertise and interests. We also organize private trips upon request.
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kshugnite wrote a review Today
Boston, Massachusetts6 contributions
As a first-time diver, I was very nervous about...everything. The Octopus team was wonderful—Nuria, Virna, Geraldine, and Quinn—during the two dives I spent with them. Geraldine made me feel at ease as I learned the apparatus, she guided me, and stayed by my side the entire time under water. I can't say enough how that helped me breathe and enjoy the beautiful landscape and fish. I wasn't planning on going on more than one dive, but I came again the next day and she similarly helped me feel at ease. My boyfriend Juan is a more experienced diver and yet was able to explore enough on the two dives we went on together that he didn't feel as if he were on a training dive. He went on multiple other dives that week, learned a lot, loved the people, and the sites of Roatán under water.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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eilyo wrote a review Oct 10
Manhattan Beach, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
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In August of this year my daughter age 19 and I returned to Roatan for the fourth time. It was during our first trip to Roatan in 2016 when I and my daughter, then age 14, discovered the Octopus Dive School (ODS) at that time as enthusiastic snorkelers. It was during that first trip to the island that we vowed on our return trip we would learn to dive under the personalized tutelage of the knowledgeable and highly skilled ODS team. Even as novice divers we were able to experience breath-taking reefscapes, exploring a different dive site with each and every dive. Thereafter, on each return trip to the island we have enjoyed sharing our underwater adventures with the support of the ODS crew and other divers drawn from all over the world; swapping stories post-dive about the myriad of corals, invertebrates, fishes, sea turtles, eels and rays spotted we had encoutered. On our most recent trip we experienced the thrill of a diving a shipwreck as well as exploring caves and a labyrinth of reef tunnels. What will continue to draw us back year after year to Roatan is its still healthy and vibrant reef system, the warm and gracious locals, and the remarkable ODS team who under Nuria’s capable leadership treat you as cherished member of the family. And if like us it has been awhile since your last dive, you will quickly regain your confidence and skills by enrolling in a Quick Refresher with the ODS team.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from blueskyRoatan, Manager at Octopus Dive School
Responded 6 days ago
thank you very much Eillen and Clare for always return to Octopus Dive School, it´s been amazing to see you growing to advanced divers from been snorlekers. We absolutly enjoy having you around, such a good and happy vibes all the time. We love you ladies, your island family is looking forward to your next trip. Happy bubbles!!
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Philip G wrote a review Oct 8
Lansdale, Pennsylvania8 contributions
I am taking my own advice and recommendations, I have done over 60 dives with Octopus Diving school. They have great knowledge of the dive site, super friendly. They are very safe and provide a wonderful experience. I earned my Rescue Diver certification in August 2021 with them. I totally recommend you dive with them and get certifications. Every time I go to Roatan, I dive with Octopus Diving School!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from blueskyRoatan, Manager at Octopus Dive School
Responded 2 weeks ago
thank you very much Phil! we love having you guys here, can't wait for our next dives!
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Jenny T wrote a review Oct 8
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Nuria runs a fantastic dive school! It had been a few years since my last dive so we did the refresher course with Vierna. She was awesome! She was very knowledgeable, thorough and made the skill refresh fun and interesting. The dive sites are nust a few mins by boat and are beautiful, they really know the great spots to take you. I highly recommend octopus dive school for anyone looking to dive in Roatan. The facility is great and well equipped, very reasonable pricing, safety is top of mind, and you can tell that everyone loves their job and they are so passionate which makes it even more fun. I’ll be back next time I’m in Roatan!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from blueskyRoatan, Manager at Octopus Dive School
Responded 2 weeks ago
thank you very much Jenny! we are so lucky to have had you and David diving with us on your honey moon! You are part of our family now, see you soon
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Marion R wrote a review Oct 7
Kelowna, Canada2 contributions
Had an amazing time with everyone at octopus dive school! Great place to get some fun dives in and the staff is super friendly and helpful! The dive school is professional, fun and I always felt safe. Miss everyone so much! Highly recommend:-) -Marion and Ben
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from blueskyRoatan, Manager at Octopus Dive School
Responded 2 weeks ago
thank you Marion and Ben! We had so much fun with you guys, cant wait for more bubbles with you again.
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