Sun Divers
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We are a PADI dive center with over 25 years of combined Roatan diving experience offering you ALL of Roatan’s finest diving locations and PADI certification courses. Professional service, personalized attention, small groups, top-rated ScubaPro equipment, a comfortable dive boat and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere make Sun Divers your best option for diving and learning to dive on Roatan. We offer single dives and two-tank trips, as well as night dives, dawn dives, NITROX dives, shark dives, private charters and more, including the best sunsets in town! Come and enjoy an unforgettable diving experience.
West End, Honduras
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2024

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IowaDiver5654
Des Moines, IA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I have been diving with owners Mal and Martin for over 10 years and I just had another wonderful 40 dives at Sun Divers. Owners Mal and Martin always put safety first and their organization of divers into small dive groups is first rate. The dive master staff and boat captains are upbeat, friendly and very helpful. The dive boats are top notch. Sun Divers is a fun place to experience the underwater world!!

I highly recommend diving with Sun Divers! You will not regret it.

Tim from Iowa
Written March 22, 2020
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Alex
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
I have been coming to Sun Divers for years, usually twice a year, to dive in the fantastically beautiful and healthy coral reef. I have an advanced diver certification but when I first started I had an open water. Over this period of time I experienced diving with many dive masters. Roatan is a revolving door to dive masters who want to travel the world for cheap. They readily find work in numerous dive shops on the island. They all have different skill levels, and wildly varied experience. I was underwater with the ones that lost divers, were unable to control the group, did not pay attention to the air, and got lost themselves during dives. These are not the ones you want to be underwater with. But there is one dive master who lives on the island full time for many years already. His name is Mauricio Riquelme. He is the highest level professional with many years of experience and top notch dive master slkills. Now, when I come to Roatan, I always dive with him exclusively. Not to say that there are other excellent dive masters on the island, but with Mauricio, or “Mau” as we call him, I fell safe. And I am not a novice. He is fun to drink a beer with but when he is preparing us for a dive, he checks all the minor detail, of your gear, and always controls the dive impeccably. He is the one I will continue diving with and I highly recommend him if you value safety. He also knows the reef intimately and makes every dive fun and an educational adventure.
Written January 17, 2021
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WSBA
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful time spending the week diving with Sun Divers and completing our advanced open water certification in the process. The dive shop was consistently professional and very prompt with communications for booking. They were very accommodating to exactly what kind of dives we wanted for the certification. The facilities were efficient, clean, modern, well maintained. The boats were also well maintained and comfortable. The staff went above and beyond to make everything before and after the dive as smooth as possible.

Our divemaster for the week, Ana, was fantastic. She was warm, friendly and always professional. We consistently were learning new things from her and everything was done perfectly by the book, including a manual re-check of the nitrox gas composition every morning we used it. Her knowledge of the dive sites was unbelievable and we were amazed at how she led us through all of the beautiful swim throughs and channels throughout the reef systems we were able to see. It was clear that Everyone from the boat captains to the shop owner was genuinely interested in making sure all of the divers had a good experience.

The diving in Roatan speaks for itself and it alone would be enough for us to return. However, our experience with Sun Divers was unparalleled and we will certainly dive with them again.
Written February 8, 2020
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COOPER152
Toronto, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We came to Roatan for the first time in early March. There are sooo many dive companies to choose from in Roatan, but we chose Sun Divers, primarily because a friends daughter had been there in December, and said everyone was amazing. All true. We are a family of four, all of different comfort and dive qualification levels, but the dive team and boat crew all made us feel comfortable and qualified (with subtle reminders lol!!) All kidding aside, their equipment is first class ( we brought nothing with us) and even though some of us could have used 5mm wet suits, they do have full length wet suits, which are suitable for most. (We did contact some of their competitors, and they only had shorties). We did two dives per day, and the dive masters were all different, but all amazing. We had Nick , Chip, Anna and Mauricio. We had our longest dive ever with Mauricio (very slow and methodical), but our favorite dive was to the Sea Mounds, which they don't go to all the time, and where we saw the friendliest shark ever. I swear he was following us!! Honestly, we all said it was the best diving we have ever had. The reef is still alive and thriving. I should also mention that Mal, who is one of the owner/operators, was so helpful in booking our dives before we came down. He was very quick to get back to us with any questions we had. We cant wait to come back to Roatan, whenever this is possible. My daughter wants to get certified for advanced open water and my son is interested in doing his rescue diver. only thing lacking was
Written May 19, 2020
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Andrea DD
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I cannot say enough good things about this dive center. Service is impeccable, and they actually care about how to group people as to have a great dive, every time. As an advanced diver, I appreciate that they select similar divers profile so you can dive safely at your level (same for begginers). The boats are well suited for diving, especially the 2 larger ones.They leave on time, have great guides and instructors who have been there several years, that says a lot on the place! Schedules are well thought out, we did 3 dives a day easily.
The last day, I was feeling not so good, and they even brought me an oxygen tank to my room. And followed-up on my condition via whatsapp even after I left the island! Now that is caring for your fellow diver!
So, if you are going to Roatan, do choose this dive center, you will be glad you did! Happy diving!
Written February 9, 2020
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Yael B
arizona9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
We did it all! New junior certifications, snorkelers, and very experienced divers (100-200 dives) all got what they needed. Fantastic condition of equipment (always a concern with our dive trips), small groups, excellent condition new boats, and a great location of the shop. Mal and the crew- very experienced and skilled- provided thoughtful and varied dives. My 11 and 12 year olds got their open water certification dives all done and then got to dive with us. We also got a family group for snorkeling together, three generations, and had a blast. I would not doubt that they can meet and exceed your expectations. Very fair pricing! Their dive masters may even have great cameras of their own and will take great pictures of you!!! Have fun!!!!
Written April 24, 2020
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Zack Gustat
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
Coming to Roatan with 4 dives and an Open Water received in the Floridian Springs brings with it a liability to have ones mind blown by the majesty of the Roatan Reef system. When that becomes cultivated into a career opportunity by an immersive and qualitative operation such as Sun Divers, one will, like me, end up with a deep appreciation for the divinity of the underwater world and a refined understanding for how a top notch small dive shop should operate to allow that wonder to unfold for every diver who walks in. I recommend this shop to all; for the first dive, next level, or the next to exceed your expectations.
Written March 11, 2020
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Scott B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I finally decided to get my Open Water certification, and after visiting several dive shops in West End, I was most impressed my Sun Divers, both for the price and the friendliness. Shannon took the time to explain to me the course and answered all my questions.

My instructor, Cris, was obviously very experienced in teaching the course. I felt safe the entire time, and after getting certified, I signed up for a 2-tank fun dive the next day with Sun Divers.

Natalie, the other owner, as well as the other staff I met, were very friendly on the dive, and it was great to get to know other divers from all experience levels.

Diving is a strenuous activity, but I recommend getting certified to anyone who wants more than snorkeling on the surface can offer. And I'd recommend Sun Divers to anyone who is on Roatan.
Written December 20, 2021
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On behalf of the whole team, thank you for choosing us to introduce you to the amazing world of scuba diving. It was a joy watching you become a confident and competent diver and we hope that this becomes a lifelong sport & passion for you. Please let us know when you make your way back to the island for more underwater adventures!
Written December 22, 2021
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slicknick6
Washington DC, DC17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Four friends and I traveled to Roatan December 2020 after recently becoming open water certified. Prior to arrival we had read the positive reviews of Sun Divers and reached out to set up a week long dive trip that would include completing our AOW certification. Mal and his team were responsive, flexible, and attentive to our needs. After a week in Roatan and over 20 dives with Sun Divers, I could not recommend them enough. They assisted in setting up new gear I had purchased for the trip, assisted in improving diving skills and breathing, and provided excellent briefings before and after each dive on what we would see/saw and how the dive went. Their dive shop is also conveniently located near hotels and restaurants in the West End. 100% recommend!
Written December 16, 2020
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travelsue75
denver, co4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
After a couple trips through Roatan en route to Utila, I finally had a chance to do a few dives here and was very pleased with Sun Divers. Their team was super helpful and very friendly! Natalie was quick to reply to questions via email and Ricky helped check me in, which went very quickly with their online paperwork. I appreciated being able to use Nitrox on the El Aquila wreck! Val was an excellent dive guide and our boat captain Orlin was helpful getting me and my camera safely into the water. If you’re looking for fast boats, small dive groups, and excellent customer service, I’d highly recommend Sun Divers. Great experience and hope to be back some day soon!
Written January 16, 2022
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We're also glad you finally made your way to our center and we hope it wont be the last time. Thank you for sharing your positive experience here and please look us up when you're back on the island so we can blow more happy bubbles together.
Written January 22, 2022
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