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Reef Gliders

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West End, Honduras
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About Reef Gliders
Reef Gliders is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center located in the heart of West End, Roatan. Our core values are professionalism, safety, conservation and fun. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will make sure your diving experience is the most memorable. With an emphasis on small personalized groups and impeccable customer service, we invite you to make Reef Gliders your home away from home. Experience Roatan's fabulous reef and enjoy our state-of-the-art waterfront facilities, including our restaurant and bar.
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Brian M wrote a review Sep 2022
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My wife and I were looking for a quality Scuba Diving shop for us and a group of friends. Our search lead us to Reef Gliders. We found Reef Gliders to be under New Management, and they have invested in new Dive boats to handle both large and small groups.. The Reef Gliders Crew handled all our needs and took great care of our Group and all of our Dive gear.. Reef Gliders has a nice location next the water and has a restaurant on location, which was very convenient to grab a bite between dives or lunch after a day of diving.. The Crew at Reef Gliders chose prime locations for our dives and skill level.. I highly recommend going to Reef Gliders especially if you’re looking to get the most relaxation out of your vacation..
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Ctrtl67 wrote a review Sep 2022
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Incredible week of diving! Knowledgeable staff, clean shop and bathrooms, great food, and epic diving! If you have the chance, highly recommend the all day safari. Boat around the entire beautiful island, dolphins (if you are lucky), swim in beautiful water, and 2 great dives. It’s perfect if you have divers and non-divers in your group. Irma and Jana took great care of our group all week. If you are looking for a dive shop in Roatan, Reef Gliders is your shop.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Ann M wrote a review Sep 2022
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States4 contributions2 helpful votes
Everything was amazing. The Reef Gliders team was knowledgeable, fun, and such a joy to dive with. I would highly recommend Reef Gliders Dive Center for beginning and advanced divers. The team is also involved in the island’s coral restoration project; helping to maintain a healthy Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. The dive spots were beautiful and were home to many colonies of endangered staghorn and elkhorn corals. Diving with Reef Gliders not only gets you to the most beautiful dive sites, but it also helps support vital reef restoration! 💙🇭🇳💙
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Response from reefglidersroatan, Manager at Reef Gliders
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Anne, Thanks for this amazing review. We LOVED having you and the whole group diving with us, and we always get excited when we chat about and raise awareness on coral restoration, the efforts being carried out on the island and how we can help as divers. We will hopefully see you around next time for some more coral talk :)
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Jessica M wrote a review Sep 2022
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THE BEST DIVE SHOP!! They take care of everything. The staff is so much fun the be around. And the trip around the island was a once in a lifetime experience
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Response from reefglidersroatan, Manager at Reef Gliders
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Jessica, Thanks so much for this review! We had a ball taking you guys out to Pigeon Cay and having the whole gang dive with us. We will hopefully see you soon!
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Danielle P wrote a review Sep 2022
Dallas, Texas1 contribution
I have been traveling to Roatan for 8 years now, and have been blessed to dive with multiple dive shops in West End. In February I dove with Reef Gliders (instructors Jana and Jared) for the first time since the shop had been revamped/ renovated and absolutely fell in love with the atmosphere and family spirit. By the end of the trip I was already making arrangements to come back to do my PADI eco-divemaster! The course took about 4-5 weeks and was tailored to my professional goals. Each staff member has a diverse background in a multitude of disciplines and a passion to share that knowledge with their students. My mentor Vero, for example, is educated in technical, cave, and strong current diving as well as underwater photography and the coral reef restoration program with RMP. What a badass! Even with such well educated and experienced divers I always felt respected and treated as an equal as a divemaster candidate. Reef Gliders is equipped with all the comforts you could hope for and more! A twin engine boat for long distance safari trips to farther dive sites and neighboring islands, a single engine boat for quick trips to local sites, hot water showers, equipment rental, nitrox, onsite air compressor, A/C in the classroom to name just a few perks of what this place has to offer. Blue Marlin is located within the dive shop and was such a blessing when you only had a few minutes to grab a balleada before going out for another dive. After two months I think I have finally tried everything on the menu! Yummy! After Reef Gliders closes, Blue Marlin comes to life! Irma and the team have done an amazing job ensuring that this is the place to be on any night of the week. From live music, beer pong tournaments, and karaoke to trivia night, charity fundraisers, and educational talks by Roatan Marine Park’s Grace Horberry Gracia. There is truly something for everyone. I found it so special to see our dive clients interacting with the staff in the evenings. From upper management to divemaster candidates- everyone was sharing a drink, a laugh, a story of all the cool things we saw that day. This review only scratches the surface of the experience I had here. If you’re considering furthering your Padi professional career or just visiting the west end for some fun diving, please consider Reef Gliders! Special thanks and consideration to Irma, Julian, Russ, Doug, Vero, Victor, Jana, Jared, Luke, Gigi, Jim, Bryan, Chip, Kevin, Gairson, Taylor, Jasser, Lauden, Angel, and so many more for all the love, support, and friendship. I am immensely happy to have chose Reef Gliders for this journey 💕 Cheers xx
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Response from reefglidersroatan, Manager at Reef Gliders
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Dani, Firstly thanks so much for writing this review. It is super detailed and thorough. You have become part of our family, and now that you've left we all miss you dearly, but we know we will see you again very soon. We didn't only gain a start student, a superstar dive pro who we can trust and rely on, but also a dear friend. Your passion, curiosity and eagerness to develop yourself is contagious and we were lucky to have witnessed them throughout your training. You know you ALWAYS have a place here, and congratulations once more on your Divemaster graduation! xoxo
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