West Bay Divers
West Bay Divers
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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
West Bay Divers is a PADI 5 Star Dive Center with two locations in beautiful West Bay, on the Island of Roatan. Our original location is directly behind Beacher's Restaurant and our new location is at Grand Roatan Resort. We dive the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest reef system in the world, home to over 95% of Caribbean marine species. At West Bay Divers we have earned a reputation of professionalism in the dive community by using the highest quality & well maintained Cressi rental gear, and staffing experienced dive professionals with a commitment to safety. With daily fun dives, snorkeling tours, all PADI certification courses, and specialized Island excursions, we are sure to have something for everyone. Let us share our passion for the underwater world with you! Coming to Roatan on a cruise? Contact us to build you a personalized schedule to suit your group.
West Bay, Honduras
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2023

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Darin
Windsor, Canada4 contributions
Feb 2020
One of the best companies i have ever had the pleasure to dive with extremely friendly and knowledgeable reasonably priced with excellent equipment made this bucket list trip amazing . Specail thanks to Jorge Laínez for the amazing experience. The dive team here and Captians are great and they're what you need if you want a adventure of a life time its true you get what you pay for but also true a good instuctor/guide gets you there a shows you things you didnt know existed . 5 star diving group
Written March 3, 2020
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Janelle L
20 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This dive company is excellent. Booked and organized all through email, the company always responded quickly and professionally. They took care of everything, equipment storage/ preparing/ cleaning , transportation etc. We stayed in West end (not knowing Roatan well when booking), they provided transport through a man named Felix. Felix is as professional as the company. Always on time and giving great information on local restaurants and attractions. West Bay divers is very flexible. Originally thinking we would only do 3 dives a day, they were able to switch to 4 dives each day the day before. We decided to do our nitrox certification while there. Our instructor Joel was also amazing. His instruction is clear and organized. He was able to organize our own boat for our dives which made the experience that much better. He was very attentive and safe in the water bringing us to 8 awesome dive locations (all unique in their own ways). Also worth a mention was our driver Anthony. Anthony is an excellent boat driver also very helpful with our equipment.
All in all, this company is world class. There is nothing I would change and we definitely would dive with this company next time we are in roatan.
Written January 16, 2020
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Thank you Janelle for this glowing 5-Star review!!! We only provide the "best for our guests"...and all you have to do when you visit is "just add water"!!! Thank you for those great comments and we appreciate you noticing the work done prior to jumping into the water!! We try to organize this so you experience the best from the time you first email us up to the time you leave us. We strive to provide you the best visit possible and appreciate your comment stating....."his company is world class. There is nothing I would change and we definitely would dive with this company next time we are in roatan"..... ....and please hurry back and If you have any questions or need assistance on your next visit with us please email us at info@westbaydivers.com, or you can call us at 817-888-4621 or 888-DIVE-WBD (888-348-3923). Others can visit us at our website or at TripAdvisor for more information about what we offer in the way of fun diving, like PADI dive courses or snorkeling!!!....You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram....and even visit us at the Grand Roatan Resort website!
Written February 16, 2020
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TheresaVib
Brooklyn, NY7 contributions
Mar 2020
I just returned from my second visit to Roatan and to West Bay Divers. My husband and I went for the first time in July 2019 and completed open water certification and just went in March 2020 and completed advanced open water certification. Both times we worked with West Bay dive instructor, Joel. HE IS THE BEST. As city dwellers, open water and nature in general isn't customary for us, Joel combines the excitement. of what we were doing with the ease of feeling safe and informed. We loved working with him so much last July, that we specifically booked our return trip around his availability. We came back for him! The entire West bay team is great however, there is a fun, communal feel and I can tell that divers of all levels feel welcome and encouraged. I am a risk taker while my husband is more conservative and Joel did an incredible job of balancing what worked for both of us. We will go back again for sure, and definitely make sure we book Joel before we can confirm our travel, because he is THE BEST.
Written March 15, 2020
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follychad
Charleston, SC10 contributions
Nov 2020
Safety first, of course. Unfortunately, these days, there are two kinds: pandemic safety, and diving safety. West Bay Divers takes both very seriously. On the first, everyone is wearing face masks unless they are wearing dive masks. They insist you and the other guests do too, and the first order of business each day is to have everyone sanitize their hands, take everybody’s temperatures, and make sure nobody is feeling sick. They keep the dive groups small.

On the second (and more fun) kind, these folks are a PADI 5-Star shop and it shows. They pay careful attention to less experienced divers and are not afraid to call out those with more experience who might overlook a safety step. This makes everyone more comfortable and relaxed, which is the point of a vacation after all.

Ok, enough of the safety stuff. The people are fantastic! Eva and Joel were wonderful, friendly, fun, and charming divemasters. Both very experienced and each a pleasure to be with. I’d say the same about Capt. Hazel, and it would be true, but he’s so cool he wouldn’t admit it. Angel, who is also a great guy, ran the on-land operation with great communication and precision. Tight ship. Thanks Eva, Joel, Hazel, and Angel. I feel like I have friends on Roatan.

Finally, I’ll point out how well they cater to a mixed crew. This time, we were two couples including two AOW divers, one certified diver that hadn’t been diving in 20 years, and one person that took the open water course with West Bay Divers while we were there. We got custom, concierge-level service and attention on all fronts. If you’re looking for a place to take a PADI class, this is it! If you have 1,000 dives under your belt and want to push the "Easy Button," this is still it!
Written November 30, 2020
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Laurie P
Hoffman Estates, IL13 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We scheduled private arrangements from West Bay Divers to pick us up from our Cruise ship and provide a snorkeling day. We booked in advance from the US, communicating through email. Both Angel and Mike were very helpful and very prompt with replies. We appreciated the professionalism of their processes—using PayPal for the deposits and handling the paperwork and standard waivers thru Docusign. Ultimately, it was pouring rain that morning/day. Without any hassle, they offered to refund our money—or provide a driving tour of the Island. We chose the latter with Juan Carlos as our driver. What a great day!! Possibly better than the snorkeling! Very pleased and won’t hesitate to use them again. And will certainly request Juan Carlos for any driving / touring needs!
Written January 25, 2020
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Sorry about the rain....happens sometimes but rarely do we need to cancel our dives or snorkeling...thank you for acknowledging all the background work we do prior to your visit because we do not want you hassling with paperwork on your vacation and this saves trees and gives you more beach/reef time....Thanks for the 5-Star review.... ....and please hurry back and If you have any questions or need assistance on your next visit with us please email us at info@westbaydivers.com, or you can call us at 817-888-4621 or 888-DIVE-WBD (888-348-3923). Others can visit us at our website or at TripAdvisor for more information about what we offer in the way of fun diving, like PADI dive courses or snorkeling!!!....You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram....and even visit us at the Grand Roatan Resort website!
Written February 16, 2020
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Michelle W
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
My husband and I are rescue divers and booked our trip through email prior to our arrival. Our email communication with the manager was always prompt, clear and they were ready for our arrival. We made 11 dives in 5 days including one spectacular night dive! Our dive instructor, Bastiaan, was with us on every dive and created one of our best diving experiences ever.
Bastiaan gave excellent dive briefings, paid attention to detail and was an expert at finding the large marine life such as eagle rays, green moray and grouper, as well as the tiny flamingo lip and shrimp.
We were able to observe Bastiaan instruct our daughter in law through her open water certification and again, was patient, informative and made the training fun and exciting.
We also would highly recommend the Cayo Cochinos trip if offered - one hour trip on very nice boat to sea mounts that are filled will beautiful corals and marine life.
Bastiaan and West Bay Divers, definitely a 5 star operation!
Written October 16, 2023
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Anna B
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
West Bay Divers was, once again, the hit of our summer vacation. We have been diving with this shop for 10 years, even through multiple ownership changes. To this day, you truly can’t find a better dive shop on the island. The staff consistently demonstrates the perfect balance of kindness, patience, and humor to provide extremely safe, incredibly fun, and low-stress dives catered to your interests and experience level. All equipment and gear (rented or personal) is well cared for, already loaded onto the boat each day before your dive, and cleaned in the evenings. Joel, our dive master, was invested in getting to know each diver as an individual, thoughtfully planned each dive to maximize our experience, and made every dive so much fun! Our boat captain, Anthony, was excellent and extremely helpful before and after each dive. It’s also worth mentioning that WBD management paid their employees during the pandemic despite tourism restrictions - another testament to the amazing people who work here. We are already excited about our next trip! Thank you WBD!
Written August 3, 2021
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Lara P
3 contributions
Nov 2021
My husband and I made our first trip to Roatan, Honduras this month (Nov. 2021) with our hopes set on taking several dive trips. West Bay Divers were awesome to work with from the pre-planning stages (email communication, scheduling trips, etc.) to the days of our dives. The weather was on the cloudier/stormier side due to the "rainy season" but West Bay divers made it possible to be able to dive safely even with not so great weather. Barney in the dive shop at the Grand Roatan resort was very friendly and helpful and our dive master Joel was awesome to work with each day. He was patient when helping us with our "refresher" dive, knowledgeable, and an all around great person to spend the time with! Thanks so much to West Bay Divers for making our first dive experience in Roatan one to remember!
Written November 12, 2021
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Thank you for the review and the kudos for the team as they are an amazing group that make up West Bay Divers. Sorry about the rainy season but we are glad we could make your time with us an experience to remember. Please hurry back and by then we should be doing our daily-live-aboard tours where you can live onboard all day, have breakfast and lunch, and do 3 remote dives that in places like Guanaja, Morat Island, Cayos Cochinos, and Utila with a great staff and new dive yacht (Guapo).
Written November 24, 2021
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crazyivan76
United States8 contributions
Mar 2022
Recently discovered Roatan as an incredible diving destination after having gone diving throughout the Caribbean, Fiji, and the Great Barrier Reef. Was thankful to have been recommended to go diving with West Bay Divers!

What an incredible group and professional setup. Every day our gear was ready to go and our dive masters Joel and Bastien welcomed us aboard. We had originally planned to do two days of diving, but after experiencing the incredible hospitality and sea life, we ended up diving for 5 days, including two night dives!

The shop has two locations, one behind Beacher's restaurant, and a smaller "stand" at the Grand Roatan hotel. We picked up our dive boat daily at the Infinity Bay pier which was a 5 minute walk from our condo. On board, there was always water available, tanks for camera gear, and ample defog. We were lucky to go diving on their larger boat, "El Guapo," which has the added benefit of warm showers off the back!

Lastly, our two young boys were with us. One completed his open water certification while the other stayed on board -- thankfully, their crew loves kids and were happy to snorkel around our dive site while we were underwater!

Can't say enough about this group. If you are staying in West Bay, check out West Bay Divers to take out for an fantastic trip!
Written April 4, 2022
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Mie K
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
I’ve been diving with Bastiaan and Lourenço, and both have been absolutely amazing. Their mood is always energetic, all while being very professional and attentive to details. Always a premium experience with lots of laughs and beautiful underwater creatures. I would definitely recommend diving with West Bay Divers. The way the whole shop runs is soooo smooth (special thanks to the manager Robert!) The equipment is always ready on the boat, and you always dive in smaller groups. 10/10!
Written May 2, 2022
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