Yes, we ask all of our divers to reserve their booking in advance so that we can assure we have space on our boats and in our lodging.
That depends on the number of divers on the boat during that week. Our divers have priority spacing. However, if there is a sufficient amount of space, we may be able to accommodate you last minute, and most likely on the afternoon boat. No guarantee.
It depends on where you live. For logistical reasons, we no longer accept divers from all-inclusive hotels on island (they are too far away from the dive center).
If you have a dive package with us, we can provide shuttle service to West End for only $25 on dive days, as well as $50 round-trip airport transportation.
Our apartments are brand new and are each equipped with air conditioning and Wifi. There is a large, open, common space with a fully functional kitchen to prepare your favorite meals. The bedding is new, and the area is quiet and safe.
There are several restaurants nearby, for example: the Sunken Fish or Beach Grill, both less than 2 minutes walking from the dive center. There are also a number of restaurants and bars in West End, a 5 minute taxi ride from Grand Bleu Diving.
Of course! We can stop at the grocery store after your arrival, on the way to Grand Bleu.
You can, but we strongly advise against it, especially if you don’t normally drive one at home. We don’t recommend it because the roads are not equipped for two-wheel driving and the lighting at night is non-existent.
Taxis are plentiful and very accessible. The cost for a one-way trip per person is 30 Lempiras (or 1.22 USD) to go from Sandy Bay to the West End. In the evening, prices can go up to 50 lempiras but never much more.
Yes, but please make sure to signal yourself to other boats because the boat channels are nearby. We provide bright signal tubes to our guests if they do not have one.
Of course! Our kayaks and paddleboards are available as a courtesy to all of our guests.
Lionfish are an invasive species in the Caribbean. These fish are originally from the Indo-Pacific ocean but were introduced into the Atlantic by human error in Florida. As a result, the lionfish have no natural predators in the Caribbean, and have increased exponentially to the detriment of other native reef fish species. We try to mitigate this by hunting them with spears on our dives. This is the one and only fish that you can spear while on SCUBA in the Bay Islands.
Absolutely! The lionfish filet is excellent – we clean and prepare them to make fresh ceviche to the delight of our divers each week.
Of course. Roatan Marine Park issues hunting license after an afternoon training course. It costs $70 USD (including the spear). Please note, however, that this permit is only valid in Roatan and for a limited period of 2 years (renewable). We advise divers wishing to take this license to be at least Advanced and to master their buoyancy.