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“Rain and wind they did their best”

Bananarama Dive Center
Ranked #5 of 17 Tours in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Bananarama Dive Center offers the full range of diving activities on the worlds' second largest barrier reef. Experienced staff, small groups and the best dive sites make diving with Bananarama an unforgettable experience.
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
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“Rain and wind they did their best”
Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Nov.25 to Dec. 2/13
Brutal weather rained everyday and at times very hard, with winds as well. We were lucky to get in any dives. They have a great location because if it is too rough on the north side at their beach they can take you to the south side. They shuttled everyone to Flowers Bay in their vans where they docked their boats during the high winds from the NW.
Friday Nov. 29 was very rainy and windy but we were still able to dive from Flowers Bay and the visibility was still good. We saw lobster, drum,file, and trumpet fish. The highlight was the 6ft green moray eel. Also speared a couple of lionfish( it is allowed because they are a foreign species that is destroying the reef)
The morning and afternoon dives went out but after that everything was cancelled because of the poor conditions and they didn't believe it was safe.
Bananarama did a great job getting us out diving despite the bad weather and they did not compromise our safety.
I would definitely return.

Visited November 2013
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Dubuque, Iowa
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“Great diving”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Just get back from Roatan. I spent one week diving with Bananarama crew. Very good experience . Well organized and high quality service. They have two boats and come to the base after every dive. We stayed at West bay lodge which is 3 minutes walk from the dive shop. I would highly recommend this dive shop to anyone especially if staying in West bay area. Night dive is recommended to see the String of Pearls. You may also observe it in the front of Infinity bay resort when it completely dark(after 6:30 pm), just swim with the light to the first reef and turn the light off. Amazing!!!

Visited November 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
“Best Dive Company”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Best dive company we ever used. Daniel our dive master truly loves to dive and is the best dive master we have ever had. If you get a chance, ask when the night dive to the String of Pearls is happening, you will never forget it.

Visited November 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Awesome reef right in their backyard!”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

My husband and I got our Advanced Open Water with Marco and the whole experience was amazing! Marco took such great care of us and the others in our group. Enjoyment, safety, and the preservation of the reef were at the top of his list. The reef was amazing and they were only 5minutes boat ride away. We had a wonderful experience and can't wait to return.

Visited October 2013
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Tempe, Arizona
2 reviews
“Great divemasters/instructors - amazing value”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

I just had the chance to dive with Marco (manager) and his team of divemasters and boat crew. They were very professional, had a TON of experience in the waters of Roatan and were honest, easy and overall just nice people. The pricing of their dives can't be beat. Additionally, he was able to accommodate all experience levels and match divers up with others that best suit their levels, etc. I would recommend this shop to anyone at any level and will be returning myself.

Visited October 2013
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