Octopus Dive School FAQ
Have questions about diving with Octopus Dive School? Find the answers you need here as well as information about our shop, equipment and Roatan scuba diving.
Wondering what to expect when you dive with Octopus Dive School? Take a look below to find out!
We are proud of our new dive shop!
Having just settled in to our new location in East Sandy Bay, we’ve been able to design our new dive shop exactly how we like it. We thought of everything we could to make your experience at our dive center absolutely awesome.
We are pleased to offer quality equipment in excellent condition to any divers that do not have their own gear. We carry a wide range of sizes and options so you will find a comfortable fit.
MODERN BCDS AND REGULATORS
We have Cressi, Mares and Scuba Pro BCDs for rent in all standard sizes, some of which have weight integrated systems. Many of our regulators are made by Mares.
However, our dive shop recently became an authorized Scuba Pro dealership. So we are gradually replacing our older rental regulators with brand new, top of the range Scuba Pro first and second stages.
OUR WEIGHT SYSTEMS
We stock both hard weights for belts and soft weights for integrated systems in 2, 3, 4 and 5 pound sizes.
MANY TYPES OF MASKS, SNORKELS AND FINS
We carry masks to fit a variety of face shapes including smaller sized masks for children. We also have lots of different types of snorkels, however with the seas being generally so calm here there is no need to use one unless you wish too. We have closed foot fins in all sizes as well as a selection of open foot fins and booties.
Octopus Dive School FAQ
What is your boat schedule?
Our boat leaves at 9:00, 11:00 and 14:30. If you want to dive at a different schedule please inquire with us, we can put something together for you.
Which dive sites will we go to?
The dive sites are chosen based on daily weather conditions, currents, customer requests and experience.
How deep and long will I dive?
We will keep your dives to an average depth of 100ft / 30m, you will be doing half the dive along the deep wall (i.e. 20-25 min), and the other half in the coral gardens (i.e. 20-25min) @ 25ft / 9m. Time limit is 1 hour, or 700psi / 50 bar. We have larger tanks for heavier breathers.
What’s the maximum number of people on the boat?
The maximum number of people on the boat is 12. For larger groups, please inquire with us.
How big are the groups of divers?
We are a smaller operation; our ratios are 4 students to 1 instructor, 6 certified divers to 1 dive master. If we have divers with different levels of expertise then divers are divided in groups according to their experience so everyone can enjoy the dive.
How long is the boat ride to the dive site?
Roatán is surrounded by reef, depending on the dive site boat rides can range from 2 – 20 minutes.
What kind of boat is Symbiotic?
Symbiotic is a 24 ft panga boat, with a 2-stroke Yamaha engine.
Is the water cold?
The water temperature typically varies from 24°C (75°F) in winter to 32°C (90°F) in summer; we offer a variety of wetsuits from 3mm shorties to 5mm long suits and 3mm farmer johns.
Can I bring a camera?
Yes, you are allowed to bring a camera along for the dive. However, we also would like that you can show good buoyancy skills whilst out on the dive. The reef will appreciate it.
What’s the best method of payment?
The best method of payment to the dive center and your tips is USD (cash).