recommended Native SonsI've dived with a bunch of different shops on Roatan over the past decade, and I've consistently had the best experiences with Native Sons. It's been around forever, it's owned and run by a local, the ... read moregroups are small, the boats are modern and well-equipped, and the instructors always make me feel very comfortable in--and out--of the water. The other thing I really like is that every time I've used this shop, I've seen the owner working the desk or heading out on a boat with a group of divers.Liza Prado
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recommended West BayWest Bay is one of the best beaches in Roatan--great because it's gorgeous and has wonderful snorkeling, not-so-great because it can get packed with both daytrippers and overnight visitors. Get there ... read moreearly to stake out a good spot!
recommended Roatan IslandRoatan is a diver's paradise--surrounded by an amazing, healthy reef and high quality/low cost dive shops. There are a few beautiful beaches on the island too--West Bay being the highlight, with great ... read moresnorkeling too--and sights like botanical gardens, iguana farms, canopy tours, and swimming with dolphins. Most independant travelers stay in the community of West End, which is inhabited by lots of expats. There are a few all-inclusives on Roatan too.