Pro Dive Roatan
Pro Dive Roatan
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Pro Dive Roatan specializes in custom dive trips. We have no fixed schedule, only yours. You can reserve your own private boat, captain and DiveMaster by the week, by the day or by the dive. You then choose when and where you want to dive. We do not add any other divers to your group. We also offer a full range of PADI and SSI dive courses, from beginners all the way through to becoming a professional diver. Our instructors are experienced, and our groups for lessons are private - just you and your family or friends. All of our services include: Equipment - we use "as new" Mares gear and include dive computers for all divers. Fresh Fruit, Water, and Towels on your boat. Small Groups - Our boats accommodate 6 or 8 Divers (Snorkelers may be added). Hot and cold rainwater showers at the dive center. Top of the line DAN O2, Coastguard First Aid Kits and Defibrillator on-site. At Pro Dive Roatan we pride ourselves on offering world class service and world class diving.
West End, Honduras
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2023

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Scarlett V
Alexandria, PA82 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
This is one of those experiences I don't want to tell people about just so that when I return, I can have the shop to myself. I did not have any advanced booking/reservations when I walked into the shop. I ended up doing around 30 dives, some private and some with 2 or 3 other divers, including 2 night dives which were some of my favorite. My experience in Roatan would have been totally different had I not wandered into Pro Dive.

I dove for 3 weeks in November with Pro Dive, and I cannot say enough about the shop. Paul is extremely knowledgeable and attentive and will help even the most nervous divers feel at ease. He truly wants everyone to have a great time diving, and it's obvious that he really enjoys being underwater. I did a few specialities while there, and Paul is a great teacher - he loves to see divers improve and feel more confident and comfortable underwater. Paul does not just check the boxes when it comes to courses and makes sure everyone genuinely understands the material before he certifies. He is also happy to help with any questions you have not related to diving (i.e. where to eat, stay, etc.)

Unlike other dive shops, Pro Dive does not follow a set time to go out every day, but rather is flexible for what works for their divers. They choose the site based on divers' interest and current direction to make for the optimal experience. The guide and captain will get your equipment ready, and you will only need to hop in the boat. After the dive, hot towels and fruit will be waiting for you to enjoy on your cruise back to the dock. Customer service shines at this shop (in and out of the water), and no detail is too little for Paul and Samario to take care of - down to your choice of music playing, and Samario making sure that your fins/mask are ready for you to roll off the boat. This is truly diving your way.

When diving for the day is finished, Pro Dive has a hot showers, fluffy towels, and hammocks on their deck as well as the perfectly temped beer, wifi, and phone chargers and a gorgeous view of the sunset.

Unfortunately, Nik was in the UK while I was there, but I look forward to a trip back to meet him and have a video of my dives.

Thank you so much Paul and Samario!
Written December 21, 2021
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Wow! Thank you soooooo much Scarlett. It was an absolute pleasure and I am so happy that you stumbled into us! You were a great diver, student and more importantly person. It is great to have you as a new member of our little family here at Pro Dive Roatan and we look forward to your next visit to blow some more bubbles! Have an amazing Christmas and New Year!
Written December 21, 2021
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maaronlay
Charlotte, NC81 contributions
Mar 2022
Pro Dive is top notch and caters to the individual at a level not seen at other dive shops on Roatan. I used other dive shops in West End, but felt like we were just herded in and out of the boat and no attention was paid to the individual or making sure that the diver was given the proper and fit equipment. Pro Dive was the exact opposite. Pro Dive makes sure that the dive master/guide to diver ratio is limited so that each diver gets proper attention. Pro Dive took the time to make sure that I had properly sized equipment and was properly weighted. Our dive master Sam worked with me on buoyancy, form, and other critical skills. It made my diving experience so much better. Details matter and Pro Dive pay attention to the details. Pro Dive may be more expensive than other dive shops, but the level of service is well worth the extra cost. You won't be disappointed.
Written March 7, 2022
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Thank you so much Aaron. It was our pleasure. I really appreciate you noting that we do do things a little differently than other shops. Our approach is not for everyone and we understand that. However, for those looking for real customer focus, service and attention to ALL of the details we are trying to provide that option on Roatan. After working many shops and having dived in many locations around the world, when I decided to open my own shop I chose to offer something different for clients that are looking for the best. That is what we are trying to be. Not just the best on Roatan, but the best anywhere. We really want to take care of all of our clients needs whatever they may be and whilst our pricing is a little higher than the "cattle boats", we strive for small groups and so we limit our utilization. That, in turn, does require that our prices reflect that. The little extras and service cost nothing extra, it's the fact that we limit our group sizes and we pay our staff a liveable wage which means that our prices need to be just a little bit higher than the shops that work in volume rather than quality. We make no apologies for that and we think that our clients see the value in the service and quality that we provide. Thank you again for taking the time to write this wonderful review.
Written March 8, 2022
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Sarah Rose
Allen, TX1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
I couldn't say enough wonderful things about this dive shop! First off, the people (Paul, Mo and Nikhil) are genuinely nice and very fun to talk to. Secondly, but most importantly, they are extremely experienced divers who make you feel comfortable and confident in yourself, which was very important to me since I was apprehensive about diving for the first time. The personal attention you get from them, and the experience they give you is worth every penny! I saw other dive shops with hoards of divers on their boats shuffling them in and out like cattle just to make as much money as possible in a day. I would've hated that! You'd be fighting over everyone else to see things, and it wouldn't feel special. Pro Dive Roatan is all about personal experience. We saw everything from eagle rays, green sea turtles, sting rays, a moray eel, barracudas and so many other fascinating things! And we didn't have to fight over anyone to see them. We sat for as long as we wanted to just watching or slowly following the sea creatures around peacefully. Had there been 15 other people there (like with all the other dive shops) we wouldn't have been able to do that. We hadn't even planned on doing any diving while in Roatan, and ended up diving 3 times in total. That's how incredible our diving experience was with Pro Dive Roatan! You'd be making a mistake to dive with anyone else!!! And after a wonderful dive experience you get the pleasure of relaxing on their beautiful deck overlooking the ocean and chatting while you sit in the hammock chairs watching the sun set. Perfect ending to a perfect day! Can't wait to go back and get myself and my 13 yr old daughter certified with them! I wouldn't trust anyone else more!
Written September 3, 2021
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Awwwwww Shucks Sarah. Thank you. It was an absolute pleasure, and we look forward to welcoming you both into the worldwide diving family.
Written September 3, 2021
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Steve A
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Jan 2020
The owner Paul definitely has his ducks in a row so to speak. His excursions are very well prepared and thought out before your trip even starts. No confusion and a seamless day out. His boat driver Auturo is completely aligned with Paul in expectations on the water and his equipment is top notch and safe!

Highly recommended!!!
Written January 25, 2020
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Thank you so much Steve. It was a pleasure having you and Lynda here for the week. Other than a little rain on the snorkel trip (which was not planned) I had a great time with you guys. Maybe if we plan the next visit in summertime I can work that kink out too!!!
Written January 26, 2020
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Renee P
Houston, TX15 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
I unexpectedly came back from utila early & was hoping to get some extra dives in prior to international flight. They not only accommodated to this unexpected booking, the gave us the royal treatment. I felt safe yet respected for my diving level where the money spent towards a recreational dive actually felt like one! (Unlike Utila!!) they also help coordinate me sharing my photos with the other guests on the dive. Just amazing will only dive with them!
Written May 27, 2020
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Thank you so much for the feedback Renee. Coming from someone with your dive experience that is high praise indeed, and we really appreciate it. Maybe on the next trip you will be able to spend a little more time on Roatan and we can show you some more of our beautiful reef...
Written September 29, 2020
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Kim A
Montreal, Canada29 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
I spent 11 days of diving at Pro Dive Roatan with Sam, Samario, and the owner Paul. I completed 25 dives with them, including 5 for my advanced adventurer certification. This dive shop is beyond exceptional – I felt at home the entire time I was there! You can tell they all have a huge passion for what they do, and it is contagious! I didn’t want to leave.

I highly recommend booking fun dives or certifications with them. You will love the experience, their knowledge, and how fun everyone is!

Can’t wait to come back and blow some more bubbles with the team!
Written September 15, 2022
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Aw, thank you so much Kim. We are soooo lucky to have so many amazing guests that are not only really great, fun and kind people, but also amazing divers that share our passion with us. It was truly a pleasure both above water and while blowing bubbles. It is always such a thrill to see people improve so much and to really begin to be able to appreciate our amazing reef "up close and personal". To develop the skills to be able to do it in a relaxed, safe and environmentally friendly manner. Your improvement was really awesome and we are looking forward to seeing you back again in December to explore more and keep learning at the same time. Welcome to the Pro Dive Roatan family! ❤
Written September 16, 2022
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Dennis M
Bluff Dale, TX11 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We dove with Pro Dive Roatan and we were blown away by the attention to our needs and wants. Our three grandchildren took the Discover Scuba class and Cindy was simply amazing. Two of the three took to it like fish. She was incredibly patient with our third and had her diving in the end. We felt completely comfortable and safe with this boutique dive shop. I recommend them without qualification and suggest anyone diving in Roatan to use Pro Dive Roatan.
Written April 3, 2021
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Awwww, thank you so much! Your family were an absolute pleasure to take diving and I can't wait to see the youngest back in and mermaiding like a pro! You all did wonderfully and overcame all the challenges along the way, we love having families like yours, hope to see you again next time you come through Roatan :0)
Written April 6, 2021
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Julia D
Stanley, ID10 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Paul was referred to me by a friend/dive master who works in Roatan a few months each year. She knew I was looking for a quality operation for several days and nights of diving with my two teenage AOW children and another family of OW and AOW divers. I have been blowing bubbles for 30 years from Catalina to Fiji and I have never had such an amazing crew. The equipment and facility is nice. The details - they have hot face towels!!! - are well thought out. The staff is very qualified and works well as a team to provide a memorable experience. I don’t often write reviews but it is a pleasure to recognize this company.
Written March 21, 2022
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Hey Julia, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. It was absolutely our pleasure to dive with you all. Sam had a great week! You guys were so laid back and relaxed, without any particular needs, so you made our life easy. It is so nice to hear from well traveled and experienced divers how our service stacks up around the world. We truly want to provide the best customer experience on offer anywhere, not just Roatan, and it is so rewarding for us to hear that our efforts are appreciated. You are now members of our little Pro Dive Roatan family and we know that we will be seeing you all again soon. Hopefully I get to come blow some bubbles with you all too next time around. Take care until we meet again.
Written March 21, 2022
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Janean S
Utila, Honduras3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
I recently had the opportunity to do some SSI training at Pro Dive Roatán. Paul was extremely accommodating and so friendly and kind! Pro Dive is an upscale dive center and everything from the gear, to the boat and even the property is in like new condition. It was clean, organized, and very well thought out. I can highly recommend diving with Paul at Pro Dive Center
Written April 6, 2022
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Thank you so much Janean. It was a pleasure to have you guys here and I hope I can get over to the Little Rock and check out Tank'd Utila. ❤
Written April 7, 2022
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TomJfla
New Port Richey, FL16 contributions
May 2021
My wife and I have been diving in Roatan for 30 years, and we have seen a lot of dive operations come and go. We have also been to many other locations, but keep coming back to Roatan. Pro Dive Roatan is a small boutique dive operation that has provided the best service that we have experienced anywhere. On our latest trip, we made 30 dive each, and the shortest one what 70 minutes. Here you can dive when you want for as long as you want. Paul strives to provide the best creature comforts including warm warm towels after each dive and hot showers at the dive shop. Now that may not seem important in 82 degree water, but I can assure you that we greatly appreciated it. Most of the diving is a short boat ride from the shop, so the boat returns to the shop for a quick warm shower and surface interval in a hammock in the shade. It just makes life in paradise even more enjoyable. Nick follows us w a go pro and obtains amazing videos, and Arturo (the boat captain) could not be more attentive to our needs. This is definitely a top tier creature comfort dive operation. We highly recommend it.
Written May 20, 2021
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Thank you so much Tom. As always it is such a pleasure to dive with you and Genie. You make our life easy. You love to dive every site and enjoy each and every dive, although I think we have finally found your favorite in Half Moon Bay Wall! It's such a chore to travel the 500 yards (max) from the dock to experience one of my absolute favorite dives on the island!!! Always beautiful terrain with a ton of life. The one "reverse" dive we did with the Eagle Ray and Hawksbill Turtle in the same shot was particularly memorable. I also particularly enjoyed our "Beach" Day Excursion and "Land of the Giants" and "Man o' War" being awesome also. We don't get up that way every day, so it was a treat for us (and for Mollie's birthday), the lionfish you cleaned up were delicious and the free dolphin show on the way to eat was a nice touch. We all look forward to seeing you back again soon. Take care.
Written May 26, 2021
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