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Bottom Time Scuba

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About Bottom Time Scuba
Bottom Time Scuba is a boutique dive operator featuring affordable personalized service. We dive where, when and for as long as you want. Our 100 cf steel tanks provide plenty of air for dives lasting 60 to 80 min. We offer PADI training from Discover Scuba through Dive Master. We are the best dive value in Roatan! Both new divers who require extra attention and experienced photographers who want to just do their thing all love us because we tailor our dives to your desires!
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DenizPittsburgh wrote a review Mar 2021
Wexford, Pennsylvania30 contributions19 helpful votes
We dove with Jay and Lavina in early March 2021 for a week. We are now thoroughly spoiled. Their small-group focus (sometimes just the two of us !) and customization of each dive made it the easiest diving we have ever done. My husband had surgery several months ago and was apprehensive of diving again, but they had him jump in with fins and they handed him the BCD/tank/regulator to put on in the water. Standard practice is to get out of the rig and climb up the short ladder without 45 pounds of gear; my back appreciated that ! They asked us what we wanted to see and only decided on a dive site after a discussion. They live on Roatan, so all the recommendations on restaurants and things to do were great. We learned a lot about the island from the perspective of residents, not transient dive masters. The animal life underwater was beautiful and plentiful, and their knowledge of the habits of sea creatures helped us understand what we saw. We'll be going back to dive with Bottom Time Scuba !
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Lisa R wrote a review Oct 2020
Austin16 contributions2 helpful votes
Bottom time scuba & Papaya Place run by Jay & Lavina - the best boutique place to stay & a smooth, personal dive operation. They went out of their way to ensure our stay & diving were a 5* experience, the reef is incredible & Jay & Lavina know where to take you for the best possible dive experience. From swim throughs to wrecks they take you to all the best sites. One of our group took a specialty class with Jay - he is a patient & professional instructor. Lavina is a caring host & knows just about everyone on the island! She takes incredible care of her guests & of the islanders & their animals. Can’t recommend this dive outfit enough - Ishmael loaded up all our gear, set it all up, cleaned everything each day, helped us with any gear issues. A perfect set up to avoid large dive boats with too many divers!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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benjietinonga wrote a review Jun 2019
Waxhaw, North Carolina8 contributions1 helpful vote
If your looking for best boutique scuba diving in Roatan, LOOK NO FURTHER !! You’ve found it - BOTTOM TIME SCUBA 🐠🍉🐡🚤🥥🐢⚓️🍍☀️🇭🇳🏝‼️‼️ Jay, Lavina & Ishmel will take care of ALL your needs. Awesome accommodation too!! They take care of all your scuba equipment. I had a new dive computer that I was using for the 1st time and had an issue with the Air Integration. Jay got it working and also let me use one of his analog pressure gage just in case I had an issue again. My wife and I will be diving with them as soon as we can get back to Roatan. 🙌🙌🙌🙌
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Jay J, Owner at Bottom Time Scuba
Responded Nov 16, 2019
Thanks for your review! It was great diving with you! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Jay and Lavina
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travelindoc2001 wrote a review May 2019
Charlottesville, Virginia20 contributions10 helpful votes
We have stayed with the owners Jay and Lavina and gone diving with Bottom Time Scuba five times and have done over 50 dives with them. This is the best dive operation we have ever dived with. They have a great boat, are very knowledgable about the local dive sites, and they are extremely accommodating. On one of our trips our children and their spouses accompanied us. None are certified divers but both of the men did a Discovery Dive course with Jay so they could dive with us, and the women came along and snorkeled. We all had a great time. It's called Bottom Time Scuba because they use steel tanks that hold more air than aluminum tanks so most of our dives have been over an hour long. This makes diving with them a great value as their prices are competitive with the other shops we have gone with on Roatan (Anthony's Key, Mayan Divers, Octopus Dive) but the dives are longer. We are headed back to stay and dive with them again in a few weeks and we can hardly wait. At this point, we feel like we are going to spend time and go diving with good friends.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Jay J, Owner at Bottom Time Scuba
Responded Nov 16, 2019
Thanks for your review! It was awesome seeing you guys again!
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Gerald L wrote a review Apr 2019
Saint Hippolyte, Canada57 contributions10 helpful votes
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Why I waited til today to post my review of Papaya Place/Bottom Time Scuba Is that I wanted to have my signed confirmation for my reserved dates in hand for the next three years with Lavina and Jay before doing so to ensure my place here, I have that now:):) If your are a diver and are looking for a place to have peace of mind to sleep, eat, dive and repeat on the greatest and nicest coral reef in the Caribbean Sea, Well this is a five star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 place to stay. You have all the facilities needed to make your own food or the best restaurants in the area. You have the best PADI instructor on board, Jay Jeter from Bottom Time Scuba. With Bottom Time you dive with 100 square feet steel tank and you get a minimum 70 minutes a dive. There’s always a plan B if needed, no matter whether you are on the boat or at the Casita. Your mask or regulator breaks, there’s a other one on the boat, you get stung by a bee or jellyfish they have vinegar on board. You even have watermelon, pineapple and cookies between each dives. You never run out of electricity at the Casita because they have a generator. These are all the little things that make all the difference between Papaya Place/Bottom Time Scuba and all the other Dive Centers and bed and breakfast places, they have it all and their staff make you feel like part of the FAMILY. THANK YOU SO MUCH to all the family of Papaya Place for adopting me for the next three years. Gérald Lachance (Mister Magoo Macdonald) 🐸🇨🇦 St-Hippolyte Québec Canada 🇨🇦
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Jay J, Owner at Bottom Time Scuba
Responded Nov 20, 2019
Thanks for the review, We look forward to seeing you in January.
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