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Enjoy great personalized service, low prices, a flexible schedule, attention to detail and high safety standards when you when you dive with Octopus.
Get unbeatable service diving with Octopus
At Octopus Dive School, we want you to have an amazing dive vacation on Roatan. Our team have all been scuba diving both for fun and as PADI professionals for many years. So we know how important great service is to the quality of your experience at our dive operation and we aim to excel. Check out what our divers have to say about us…
We believe in paying attention to all the small details that make for exceptional customer service. When you dive with Octopus, we take care of everything we can for you… All you need to do is just show up in paradise, relax and go do some great diving in Roatan! Let us tell you why we think you are going to love diving with Octopus Dive School…
WE PICK YOU UP IN THE MORNING TO GO DIVING
Let us know where you are staying in Sandy Bay or West End and we will pick you up every morning and give you a ride to the dive shop. If you are staying on the water nearby we can also collect you in our fast custom designed dive boat if you prefer.
WE HAVE A SECURE STORAGE AREA FOR YOUR BELONGINGS
We have big lockers that will fit your bag, towel, clothes and any valuable items you carried with you for the day. When you are not using it, any dive gear you brought with you on vacation can be stored in our locked personal equipment room.
WE HAVE GREAT FACILITIES AT OUR DIVE SHOP IN ROATAN
At Octopus, you’ll find coffee ready when you arrive, and we offer fresh fruit between morning dives. There’s also a good selection of restaurants nearby.Purified drinking water is always available. We have a hot shower, private changing area and nice clean restrooms.
There is a beautiful shaded seating area on our private dock to relax on and marine life identification books you can use. Our dive boat is fast, spacious and can get you to some of the top sites in Roatan in minutes.
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WE OFFER A PERSONALIZED VALET DIVING SERVICE AT OCTOPUS
When you check in, we kit you out with any rental equipment you need. We then take note of it and any gear you brought with you and put it away in our designated area if you are not diving that day. From then on you will find your BCD and regulator set up on a tank for you on our boat every time you arrive to go diving.
When we return from another great dive on Roatan, our crew will carry the tanks and gear back to the shop, rinse and dry them. At the end of the day, we store everything securely for you in our equipment room. The next day you’ll find every set up ready and waiting for you again!
WE BELIEVE IT'S MORE FUN TO DIVE IN SMALL GROUPS
It’s so much better to go on a dive with just a few other divers. That’s why we limit our groups to six per experienced dive guide (all of whom are all highly qualified PADI instructors). We want you to be able to see what we point out to you. We also want to be able to give you lots of attention during each dive! We prefer to split groups according to diver experience so everyone gets to do their most enjoyable dive possible.
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Octopus Dive School's daily dive schedule
We go diving every day at Octopus Dive School. We normally go out on at least three one tank trips each day, however we sometimes we add in an extra dive at dawn, in the afternoon or at night if our divers request it. We also arrange special two tank trips to some of the most popular dive sites on Roatan.
We generally aim for a maximum of 60 minutes on each dive, however we can take individual divers to the surface to re-board the boat a little earlier if need be. We can be flexible with our departure times if you are here for the day on a cruise ship and want to go diving in Roatan, just let us know your schedule and we will do our best to accommodate your group. Read on to find out about the best dive times for you and our Roatan diving schedule.
9.00 ONE TANK MORNING DIVE
This dive is popular with advanced divers who want to visit the deeper part of Roatan’s reef, but it is open to everyone. We can always split the group so some can stay shallower.
11.00 ONE TANK MORNING DIVE
Mid-morning is great for photography as we get the best light at this time. It’s also an ideal second dive if you prefer to keep your afternoon free for other activities on Roatan.
2.30 ONE TANK AFTERNOON DIVE
The afternoon is when most fish on Roatan spawn, so this is when you’ll get to see the biggest schools of them off the wall. Also a great time of day to explore the shallow reef.
Aside from our regular schedule, we offer lots of special trips for adventurous divers who want to do something different. Let us know what interests you?
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CHECKING IN TO DIVE WITH OCTOPUS
We ask that divers arrive 30 minutes prior to each dive in order to get their wet suits on, listen to our informative dive briefing and double check that their dive gear is set up how they like it on board the boat.
If at all possible, it is best to pop in the day before your first dive to meet our team and get a guided tour of our dive operation in Roatan. However, if you are checking in with us and diving the same day, we ask that you arrive 45 minutes before the dive so we can show you around, check your certification, set up equipment and complete paperwork.
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Get great prices on diving in Roatan at Octopus
With our great low dive prices, Roatan is one of the most affordable diving destinations in the Caribbean. Not only do you get to dive on one of the healthiest most beautiful reefs in the region, when you choose to dive with Octopus, you also get a dive vacation that won’t break the bank. To keep things simple and easy for you, we’ve put together dive packs suitable for any length of stay. If you are on the island for a week or more, we recommend our ten dive pack, for a shorter trip you can still get great savings by booking at least five dives. Even our single dive prices are cheap compared to many other dive vacation spots. And if you end up diving more than you thought you would? We can discount your pack at anytime!
TEN DIVESPER PERSON
FIVE DIVESPER PERSON
SINGLE DIVESPER PERSON
BOOKING YOUR DIVE VACATION WITH OCTOPUS
To reserve your dives at Octopus simply contact us. To confirm your reservation we will require a 20% deposit via PayPal which can be made with a bank transfer or any major credit or debit card. When you check in, we will take a credit card imprint to cover any incidentals, however it’s best to pay the remainder of your bill in cash to avoid Honduran card processing fees.
We can also help you find a place to stay on the island. We have teamed up with the best accommodation providers nearby to offer some fantastic package pricing.
Renting dive equipment at Octopus Dive School
Don’t own your own dive gear yet? Or simply don’t want to carry it all with you? Any thing you need to go diving, we can rent to you. Tanks and weights are of course included in our dive pack prices. But rather than offer complicated and often expensive pricing on separate pieces of dive equipment, we decided to offer rental of up to a full set of essential dive gear for an incredibly low daily rate. We also offer Go Pro cameras for rent for budding underwater photographers, dive computers and flashlights for use on night dives or for exploring crevices in the reef by day.
FULL SET OF DIVE GEAR
$5 PER DAY
Rent up to a full set of our quality dive equipment all for one low price. This low cost deal includes a BCD, regulator, wet suit, fins, mask, snorkel and a weight belt if needed.
GO PRO HERO CAMERA
$30 PER DAY
Rent an underwater video action camera to capture images of the amazing aquatic life on Roatan. This great rental price includes the housing, red filter and a selfie stick.
MARES DIVE COMPUTER
$25 PER DAY
Want to learn how to use a dive computer before buying your very own one? Or did you simply forget to pack yours? We'll explain how easy it is to use our rental dive computer.
$15 PER DAY
You can rent our flashlight to go on an exciting dive at night or on a dawn dive in Roatan. Or just use it for the day to see the true colors of the reef and peer into cracks in the coral.
Our rental gear is all regularly serviced by our experienced in-house dive equipment technician. We carry all standard sizes, and whether you need to borrow all the essentials, forgot something you really need to enjoy diving with Octopus, or just decided not to pack a heavy item, you’ll pay just one low rate to use the dive gear of your choice all day long.
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Diver safety is our top priority at Octopus
We want everyone to have fun diving at Octopus Dive School, and for us that means keeping our divers safe while they enjoy blowing bubbles underwater. We have an impeccable safety record and we strictly follow all PADI guidelines for safe diving practices. This means you will always receive a thorough briefing prior to each dive you do with us. Before your first dive at Octopus, we’ll make sure you know how to stay safe on board our boat and where the first aid, oxygen kit are located. We carry fresh water on board as well as a VHF radio for communication with shore in case of emergency. We also constantly monitor local weather conditions and plan our dives accordingly.
The nearest hyperbaric chamber and a clinic which specializes in diving medicine is located just minutes by boat from our dive shop and all our staff have comprehensive training and recognized qualifications in first aid. One of the many reasons we keep our groups of divers small is so that our dive professionals our able to spot and manage potential problems before situations can escalate. Our dive guides always carry surface markers while leading dives and while training in shallow water.
BEEN OVER A YEAR SINCE YOU LAST WENT DIVING?
To keep everyone safe we ask that you refresh your skills a little before heading out on your first dive with us, especially if you haven’t logged many dives yet. Our easy refresher program takes just a couple of hours and is guaranteed to improve your confidence and diving techniques in the water.
First of all your instructor will help review your knowledge about the important safety considerations we all have to be aware of while diving. Then you will practice putting together and checking your dive equipment.
After a briefing about what you are going to do, you will go out into the shallow water just off the beach to practice the most essential diving skills with your instructor. This will include: how to do a buddy check, how inflate and deflate your BCD, clear your mask, recover your regulator, share air with another diver and how to control your buoyancy effectively on the surface and underwater.
QUICK REFRESHERTWO HOUR PROGRAM
DIVING KNOWLEDGE REVIEW
EQUIPMENT SET UP AND CHECKS
SKILLS PRACTICE IN SHALLOW WATER
INCLUDES 1 DIVE
GOT CERTIFIED LONG AGO? HARDLY DIVED SINCE?
We can help your reactivate your skills as a diver and renew your scuba diving certification. This whole day course will take you through a simplified, yet thorough version of your basic dive training course.
Initially, your will need to refresh your knowledge about diving. You can either do that online via PADI’s E-Learning system or stop by our dive center to collect a short instructional manual to read before you begin. The day of your course, your instructor will help review your knowledge and discuss with you the dive skills you would most like to focus on reviewing. You will practice putting together and checking your dive equipment and get a detailed briefing about the skills you need to brush up on.
Following this you will go out into the shallow water by our private beach to practice those skills with your instructor. Once you’ve gained confidence using your dive equipment again, you will head out for a nice easy dive on the reef.
PADI REACTIVATE1 DAY RE-CERTIFICATION COURSE
DIVING KNOWLEDGE REVIEW
EQUIPMENT SET UP AND CHECKS
SKILLS PRACTICE IN SHALLOW WATER
A CLOSELY SUPERVISED INITIAL DIVE
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