Experience amazing Roatan dive site with Octopus!
Want to know our fave dive spots? Here is our must-dive list filled with wrecks, caves, an abundance of marine life and healthy, vibrant coral. Discover our underwater world!
Introducing our favourite dive sites
At Octopus Dive School, we want you to have an amazing dive vacation on Roatan. That is why we have hand selected some of the best dive sites on the island to show you. Come experience our amazing underwater world with our professional and fun team.
The Odyssey is a cargo ship that measures 30 m (100 ft) in length and sits on a sandy bottom at 30 m (110 ft). The ship was sunk in 2002 to create a base on which the reef could grow and give the diver an opportunity to explore this impressive structure from underwater.
Outside the stern you will see stairs that connect the various levels of the wreck, where a huge quantity oh hydroids live. Once you are finished exploring the wreck you can explore the wall, which is full of marine life.
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SPENCER ROSE GARDEN
Kirsty and Brian, a loving couple that met in Roatán, and are members of our community purchased this site in honor of their beautiful daughter Spencer Rose. This site provides an abundance of sea life and interesting topography that will impress and hold the attention of divers of any level. The buoy sits at 15-20 ft and is surrounded by soft corals, once you descend on the wall you will see large coral heads with lettuce coral and magnificent barrel sponges. There is a good chance you will see large schools of horse eyed jacks, blue chromis, black durgons and large black coral colonies that go from 60 – 80 ft with a unique swim thru.
This site is great for every type of diver. The buoy is at 30 ft, close to an amazing wall; it’s a perfect dive site for deep dives and for deep specialty where you can see an old anchor (we don’t know from what year) that’s covered in coral and sits at 130 ft.
Along the wall towards the east, there is a swim thru that looks like a labyrinth, where you can find schools of glassy sweepers since they like the darkness.
The buoy is located at 15 ft at the edge of the reef wall, you can drop into a large trench at 60 ft where you’ll find a substantial overhang where there are distinctive sponges that appear to be fluorescent in color, pinnacles reach heights of 45 ft up to 25 ft giving you the feeling of being surrounded by corals as you navigate your way through.
ZAMBITO’S HAPPY HOUR
This multi-leveled site offers the diver points of interest at each of its distinct depths. There are many crevices and labyrinth-like formations where you can see sculptured spanish lobster, spotted drum fish, lionfish and different kinds of eels, amongst others.45 ft up to 25 ft giving you the feeling of being surrounded by corals as you navigate your way through.
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This is a great dive site for both snorkelers and divers. The shallow part of the reef lies at 15 ft, you can spot sergeant majors, yellow tail damsels, black durgons, angel fish, butterfly fish and be on the lookout for turtles; there is a variety of gorgonians, there are many crevices and swim thrus to explore.
With shadowy overhangs and mysteriously dark holes to explore, the dive goes through a channel that cuts the reef crest between the lagoon and the wall face. The channel has a maximum depth of 90 ft and in some part sits wall goes all the way up to the surface. On the wall there are many crevices and swim thrus, you can have the chance to see toad fish and scorpion fish, two sea creatures commonly seen. This dive site is considered one of Roatan’s finest dives due to its impressive topography and marine life.
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This is a great site to spot barrel sponges, parrotfish, hogfish and more. This dive site has a very shallow area making it ideal for snorkeling as well as diving. The buoy is located at 45 ft where it meets a sandy bottom. Unique to this site, there are 15 old scuba tanks that have been submerged for years and have since become incrusted in sponge and coral. They can be found at the base of the entrance to a crevice at 35 ft southeast near the buoy. The reef then forms into a plateau that slightly inclines and extends to the edge of the wall at 50 ft, descending to 120 ft where it meets a sandy bottom and then continues its descend. Keep your eyes open for the Spanish lobster, spotted drum fish, black durgeons and big barracudas.
This amazing wreck is a sunken cargo ship, 200 feet long, siting on a sandy bottom at 110 feet.
From the buoy, a diver can follow the line down to the stern of the wreck. On this part of the ship, at the sandy bottom, you will find lots of garden eels. At his dive site, it is common to see green moray eels as well as black grouper and blue parrot fish.
Around the wreck, the reef wall starts at 90 feet and ascends almost all the way to the surface to 10 ft.