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“Great shop, Great team. A reputation that starts with SAFE.”
Review of Sun Divers

Sun Divers
Ranked #4 of 35 Tours in West End
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is one of the newest shops on the island and they already have a great reputation amongst the local and travel community. When I was asking around about where to take my family to learn to dive, this was the shop mentioned first by many expats. After diving with them...I understand why. The shop is there to give you the best experience possible and the staff have an obvious passion to exceed your expectations. With that in mind you should book early as the boat fills up fast.

If you are looking for a great diving experience and more check out Sun Divers

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Of all the dive shops in West End, I couldn't be happier that I made the choice to dive with Sun Divers. Everyone was extremely professional, knowledgable, and fun. I didn't get to dive with Sofia or Martin, but Mal and Denisse are both wonderful DMs. I also got my deep diver specialty while I was there, and Mal makes a fantastic instructor. His approach seemed to be more along the lines of a dive buddy passing on his knowledge and experience rather than simply reciting directions.

We had to make numerous schedule changes due to my wife being ill and other factors, and Sun Divers was always accommodating. They strive to never dive the same sites if possible so that the divers get a wide experience. Manuel, and his brothers, are all excellent captains. The whole operation seems to run very smoothly. The years of experience are quite evident with this shop, and it was a great pleasure not only diving with them, but simply knowing them. I'm going to be diving many other spots in the Caribbean, not to mention the Pacific, the Keys, the Med, etc. I just wish I could have Sun Divers as the dive shop in all those locations. It's going to be very hard for another shop to compare to them.

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

There is something to be said about diving on Roatan. The reefs are gorgeous, the vibe of the island is something that you can't 'find anywhere else in the world and the instructors/DM's always care. All of this is true about SunDivers and more. These guys want you to have the best experience possible! A new shop means new gear, great! They also have a huge beautiful boat to dive off, great staff/owners and the best bar in Roatan right next door!
You get personalized service with people that have been diving on the island for a decade or more. Trust the reviews, this place is fantastic!

Thank TravelForever1999
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you are looking for a wonderful diving experience with specialists of the island, best competitive price (30$\diving with free gear if you do >10 diving) small group of divers (max 6 divers/group) , new gear, new boat: you found the perfect place!

This is a new center that opened 3 months ago but is already full, because they provide the best diving service of the island! Ran by 3 associates, 1 English: Mal and 2 Argentinians : Sofia and Martin, these instructors have been diver instructors in Roatan since 10 years and know how to provide a safe and exciting experience with fun and humor.

But if you are still hesitating because they are tons of diving center in west end, here some more arguments (I visited all of the diving center before choosing):

- professionalism: the 3 associates and their instructor Denisse (very good and enthusiastic woman ) are very professional and know when to be serious for the safety of the crew and when making laugh for enjoying our holidays.

- quality of diving: as this is a small school, you will never be more than 6 per group and 14 divers on the boat. (Some other school boat leave with 30 divers) . They know Roatan since 10 years, so they know all the good spots and will try to make your diving exceptional. I dove with Martin and Denisse . Their instructor Denise is sensational, very professional , she provides joy and fun on the boat. Martin is the seahorse specialist! Diving around with his gopro, he will for sure find you some special species!

- ecological: you will find here an ecological diving school. Very concerned about the see world, they report the best statistics regarding their support to the Roatan Marina Park.

- amazing location: their diving center is right on the beach, spacious, clean with deck wood. They are lockers to leave your stuff while you go diving but also while you enjoy the sun during the afternoon on the beach. There is restrooms you can use the whole day long and a shower. They are located beside the bar "Sundowners" where everybody meet to enjoy the sunset with a cocktail/beer at 17:00. There is a nice terrace In the shadow where you receive the Padi course.

- luxury service: they will prepare and bring all your stuff on the boat every morning and you will receive fresh tropical fruits and water after diving on the boat. Take it easy: it's HOLIDAY and they know it!!!! Thanks :)

Thank alexiageneva
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Just came back from our trip and can't give Sun Divers a high enough review! They are all very professional, dedicated to PADI standards and safety. My instructor was Denise who was WONDERFUL! She was professional, kind, took the time not only to explain the "why" of what we do but make sure I knew it too!
She took the time to make sure I was comfortable in completing the tasks and understood what it was going to take to get me certified (Open Water)! Thank you thank you thank you Denise!

Dive groups are small, boat is great, everyone is knowledgeable and they are simply the BEST!

Thank Wedn5
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