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2301 Central Expy #140

Plano, TX 75075

(972) 423-3483​

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Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Scuba Diving in Roatan

Roatan is a paradise for scuba divers, offering an incredible variety of marine life, stunning coral reefs, and dramatic underwater caves. The island is located in the Western Caribbean, just off the coast of Honduras, and is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef system – the second largest coral reef in the world.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, Roatan has something to offer everyone. Book a scuba diving trip today and discover the underwater magic of Roatan.

Roatan Scuba Diving

Roatan is one of the best places in the world to go scuba diving, due to its clear waters, the abundance of marine life, interesting swim-throughs and variety of dive sites.

The Dives

Mary’s Place – Ancient volcanic activity caused the famous 120 feet deep vertical cracks at Mary’s Place. A triangular plateau begins at 30 feet and gradually descends towards the apex of the triangle, which is about 60 feet below sea level.

This dive site is not recommended for novice divers. The depth of the cracks, as well as several narrow crevices, requires expert buoyancy control and is, therefore, best suited for intermediate to expert divers.

Dolphin’s Den – The name of the site comes from the discovery of numerous Dolphin bones. A pod of 13 bottlenose dolphins swam into the cavern in the summer of 2007 and got trapped and died. The most popular theory as to what happened is that the dolphins followed a school of silversides into the cave and became lost among the thick cloud of baitfish.

You can enjoy a variety of dark caverns and overhangs as well as the crabs and green moray eels that frequent this site, and if you trek all the way to the deepest and darkest cavern, you can even find the remains of Dolphin bones.

Fish Den- The Fish Den has lovely terrain and a wealth of soft coral, schools of fish, and the occasional green moray swimming about! Hundreds of fish will gather in just 10ft of water where we’ll start. The incredible mountain wall brimming with Barrel, Tube, and Elephant Ear Sponges is worth noting.

El Aguila – One of the most popular shipwreck dive sites off Roatan’s coast, El Aguila is a broken-down ship that provides plenty of crevices for divers to explore.

The El Aguila Shipwreck is located just off of Sandy Bay, at a depth of 110 feet. You’ll be sure to see groupers, green eels, luscious coral and maybe even some eagle rays.

Blue Channel – Right off the coast of Roatan’s prominent West End, the Blue Channel is a popular snorkeling and diving site. The channel starts within the reef and curves out toward the coral ridge, gently sloping from 10 to 45 feet. You’ll be sure to see plenty of lobster, damselfish, green morays, snapper, triggerfish, pipefish, barracuda, tangs and juvenile grouper.

Hole in the Wall- Hole in the Wall is a great Roatan scuba dive for diving enthusiasts of all levels. It is located just outside of Mangrove Bight and has something for everyone.

The sand chute tunnel is what gave this dive site its name: “Hole in the Wall.” The entrance to the chute begins at 40 feet and then divers will emerge from the chute at 100 feet.

Novices may enjoy the beautiful scenery around the sand slope and the magnificent wall on the right side of it. More experienced divers can descend to just above the amazing chasm, which drops thousands of feet below.

Once the divers reach the top of the wall, they can enjoy the unique “swiss cheese” rock formations in the shallow waters where visibility and color vibrancy improve. These formations give way to caverns, swim-throughs, and canyons housing a variety of sea creatures.

Roatan Marine Life

Reef Sharks – There’s nothing like swimming alongside these graceful predators, observing their beauty and power up close. Reef sharks are usually harmless to humans, and they play an important role in the coral reef ecosystem. Divers can help to protect sharks by respecting their space and not touching or harassing them. By respecting these magnificent creatures, we can ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy them as well.

Whale Sharks – Scuba diving with whale sharks is an unforgettable experience. These gentle giants are the largest fish in the sea, and they are often curious about divers. While they are not known to be dangerous, it is always important to respect their space and avoid touching them.

They are filter feeders, and they swim with their mouths open, slowly filtering krill and other small creatures from the water. It’s an amazing experience to be in the water with these gentle giants, and it’s something that I would recommend to anyone who loves to scuba dive.

Eagle Rays- These graceful creatures are often seen soaring through the water, their wingspan reaching up to 16 feet long. Seeing one up close is an unforgettable experience and one that all scuba divers should have on their bucket list. Eagle rays are not only stunning to look at, but they are also gentle and inquisitive creatures.

Turtles- One of the best things about scuba diving in Roatan is diving with the turtles. The most common turtle in Roatan is the Hawksbill turtle. The hawksbill turtle is a beautiful but endangered creature that inhabits tropical oceans around the world. Growing to an average length of two feet, these turtles get their name from their sharply curved beaks, which they use to feed on sponges and other invertebrates. Hawksbill turtles are also known for their distinctively patterned shells, which range in color from creamy white to reddish-brown. Sadly, hawksbill turtles are critically endangered due to hunting and habitat loss.

Seahorses- Among the colorful corals, you might spot a seahorse! These enchanting creatures are often well camouflaged, but with a little patience, a bit of luck, you might just get a glimpse of one. Seahorses are just one of the many treasures that can be found in Roatan’s waters, making it an ideal destination for scuba diving.

Roatan Scuba Diving Conditions

There’s good reason divers dream about scuba diving in Roatan: clear, blue, calm, and no strong currents. The warmest month of the year for water temperature is actually September with an average of around 85.3°F / 29.6°C while the coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 79.3°F / 26.3°C. These are dream conditions and make for fantastic dives.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

John Worthen July - 2020

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I can’t recommend this place enough. After moving to the area, I read a lot of reviews and emailed several dive shops before going with Scuba Adventures. I choose them because they were the most responsive and helpful. The owners seem to not only be great divers but have business backgrounds. This is the most focus on customer service I have seen in a dive shop. Good inventory with all of the brands I could ask for. On point with their pricing. If you do find a better price they will work with you.

I ended up taking the Rescue Diver course and had a blast! I just got back from a dive trip with them at Lake Travis, very enjoyable. They also have one of the only indoor pools (18 ft.) in the area.

At Scuba ranch they have a big spot that is one of the easiest to get to and a nice pavilion for training. They are right next to the air refill station, which I love! Family and friends are welcome at the ranch. Good community there on weekends and you'll most likely find a dive buddy for a fun dive.

Maddie Womack August - 2020

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Scuba Adventures and their staff are beyond amazing! Their Plano store has a very wide selection of equipment and the pool is 18ft deep! Their Scuba Ranch location is amazing and still growing, with plenty of room and seating. I’m a fairly new diver and all the instructors do an amazing job of making me feel safe and secure deep underwater. Their staff is always very helpful and I can’t wait to continue my diving knowledge and certificates with them.

Jason Domenden March - 2020

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Found a great diving shop for all my gear. Been living here in texas for awhile and this shop has just what I needed. Really recommend scuba adventure for all your gear.

Emily Winnenberg March - 2020

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Went in last week to pick out goggles for an upcoming trip— loved the selection of masks they had available! Ended up picking out a hot pink pair to shamelessly match the other accessories I’d picked out.

Matt K March - 2020

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The new owners are the greatest! Their positive approach towards people and the sport of diving are huge part of the reason I love the sport. When they told me they were going to open a dive shop; I knew without a doubt I was going to be their customer. I have taken several dive adventures with them and other scuba diving misfits, and plan on taking many more.

Martin Garvie February - 2020

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Decided to revisit this shop since it is under new management. Already impressed with the facility improvements - by far the best training pool I have seen. Looking forward to the roll out of the full training curriculum - will be able to go from open water certified through all kinds of technical specialties. Good dive gear selection. Owners really have a great vision for promoting scuba diving and ocean adventures.

Don Champlin July - 2020

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This is the shop with the most experienced and competent personnel in the metroplex. Their commitment to safe, enjoyable and professional instruction is obvious from the first time you enter the store and meet the staff and owners. I have dove with most of them over the years and know first hand the love of diving they have and now share with the community as the new team. They are knowledgeable and up to date with the latest dive info. Don't miss a chance to dive with them.

Julie L February - 2020

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In January 2020, Scuba Adventures was purchased by divers that were affiliated with a different scuba store. These same divers taught me to dive, and got me to fall in love with scuba diving (despite me being pretty scared to start). I trust them, enough that I opted to take a trip with them to Cozumel for diving in 2019. It was one of the best trips of my life, and now I'm already signed up for their Costa Rica dive trip in 2020 with Scuba Adventures. I haven't visited the shop yet, but I can 100% vouch for the new owners--they are knowledgeable divers, good people, and all around amazing.

Jeremiah Perez May - 2020

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Owners and staff are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Allowed me to try backplate and wing set up in the pool. They did not pressure me to buy anything, but gave great information on products and financing options. All in all great staff and would recommend them to anyone!!!

Eric Coulombe August - 2020

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Great customer service, from the owners to the employees. Very knowledgeable about everything and anything pertaining to scuba diving. The instructors are highly educated and experienced in scuba diving. They put you through real life scenarios, so you know and understand what to do in the event something happens while you are under water. My family and I learned a lot about scuba diving in a very short amount of time. We will definitely keep taking additional courses with Scuba Adventures as we progress. We definitely reccomend Scuba Adventures to anyone wanting to learn and get scuba diving certified.
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