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Island Diving Center

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West End, Honduras
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About Island Diving Center
Roatan's premier diving center and scuba school for divers of all ages. We are a full service PADI dive center located at Brisas del Mar (previously Sueno Del Mar) in the West End area of Roatan, Honduras. We teach all PADI courses and conduct dive excursions to the over 40 most popular dive sites along Roatan's reef. We keep our class and dive excursion sizes small for personalized service. Courses starting daily. Professional and friendly diving at its best!
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shellytom10 wrote a review Jan 2021
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We've made several trips to Roatan and continue to use Island Diving Center (IDC). My wife and I have hundreds of dives between us and have not experienced the level of service we receive elsewhere. We have always experienced excellent service from other dive shops but this one really does go beyond most expectations! This trip was no exception. We arrived in Roatan on the first available flight from the US due to Covid in August and stayed for 9 weeks! We were able to get almost 60 dives each with IDC before leaving in October. The accommodations were superb even in light of many local businesses just opening. IDC was very diligent with their Covid protocols which made us feel safe. We were the only customers in the beginning as there were very few tourists in all of Roatan the first several weeks but IDC and the staff remained open allowing us to dive when we wanted. They accommodated every request we and other customers had for dive times, days and dive sites, etc. The level of professionalism, friendliness and attention to detail is outstanding. The dive masters/instructors are very in tune with their customers and whether you are a seasoned diver or just beginning they meet you where you are. Dives are centered around your abilities and likes. We generally dive with Bill Perkins and he tailors our dives so that each member of our group gets the opportunity to see what they want. Whether you're into macro, the bigger stuff, photography or video, spearing lionfish or anything else, he will do everything he can to accommodate. This is also the same with the entire staff; Avi, boat captains Hector and Joel, just to name a few and everyone else at IDC! Thank you all for another wonderful experience! We are making plans now for another lengthy stay in the next few months! We so highly recommend this dive shop!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Lena P wrote a review Sep 2020
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My husband and I dove with Island Dive Center for 2 weeks in Roatan. Everything about this place is top notch. The staff are friendly and helpful. Bill Perkins, our dive master, was awesome. It had been several years since we dove and he made sure our skills were up to date and got us right on the reef. He is so knowledgeable of the dive sites and like an encyclopedia of marine life. He pointed out things we never would have noticed and once on the boat would tell us all about what we saw. We are already planning our next trip to Roatan and will only be diving with these people.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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markoBRISTOL- Scuba reviews wrote a review Jan 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom701 contributions140 helpful votes
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Second time in Roatan and second time with these guys - my wife and I have about 2000 dives between us so no a good dive centre when we see one . This is it We are fairly mature in age so nice to have an enthusiastic mature Instructor and not an airhead like many other dive centres I saw Bill Perkins is one of my favourite guides from around the world and I have seen many - just save your time and dive here - you won’t regret it Thanks again guys - always a pleasure
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Date of experience: January 2020
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snowbirdmanu wrote a review Jan 2020
Québec3 contributions
I was looking for a dive center for my teenage boy (15 years old) to do is open water course and for me to do a refresher. This place was highly recommended by the owner of the condo I rented in West End. With so many dive centers to choose from, I am so glad I followed his recommendation; everything was more than perfect!! Here are some of my son’s words to describe his experience with his instructor at the Island Dive Center (and I wholeheartedly agree with him): professional, knowledgeable, flexible, passionate about diving, always in a good mood, dive sites expert, very keen and skilled instructor. We had Bill Perkins as dive instructor and Dive Master who I highly recommend. He is the reason why my son had such a great experience as a beginner. We can't say enough good things about this place. This is a no brainer, book with them.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Steve F wrote a review Oct 2019
Bethel, Connecticut7 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to Roatan and wondered which of the many dive centers to use, did some research online and went for this dive center, well I'm sure glad I did. Bill Perkins is THE man, great service and some excellent diving. The center has it all, drying areas, secure lockers, and a separate drying area for all your gear, so your not lugging it back and forward etc. All the staff I came into contact with are great people and are willing to share their knowledge with you, Bill is an excellent instructor and is a true gent. The diving is unreal, water quality is fantastic and so is the coral and life you can see. If your in the area do yourself a favor, go find Bill and go dive with this center, you'll be glad you did
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from IslandDivingCenter, Manager at Island Diving Center
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Stephen, Thanks so much for the wonderful review of the shop and our Instructor Bill! We are so glad that you are so happy with your choice to dive with us! We hope to see you again one day! Cheers! Amanda
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