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Address: Carretera Principal, Sandy Bay, Roatan 34101, Honduras
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+504 9887-9236
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08:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are a 5-Star Padi Dive Center located directly at the quiet beach of...

We are a 5-Star Padi Dive Center located directly at the quiet beach of Sandy Bay on the beautiful island of Roatan, Honduras, at the Blue Bahia Resort.

The Octopus Dive School offers the following:

PADI Courses

We are a 5-Star PADI dive center, operating since 2005, with a focus on smaller groups and personal attention. We offer PADI courses from Open Water all the way to Divemaster taught by our qualified instructors. Classes can be held in English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French. Our class size is limited to four scuba diving students per instructor. We also offer Discover Scuba Diving experiences for those of you wanting to try diving for the first time without having to take a full course.

You will feel as part of the Octopus Family right away. With over 50 different dive sites to choose from, we take you to some of the best walls, canyons, caves, and wrecks the Caribbean has to offer. You will experience calm, warm, clear waters (yearly average temperature are 24 to 32ºC, 75-90ºF). We accommodate our clients by choosing sites based on their personal requirements, interests, and scuba abilities. We also organize whole day trips, sunrise, and night dives upon request.

We dive with a maximum of six divers per instructor, and there is no fixed time limit for our dives. For you and your family’s convenience, we also offer Snorkel Safari, Bubblemaker (8 years+), Open water Junior (10 years+), weekly fish ID Happenings, and much more.

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My 10 year old did his PADI certification open water dives.

We spend the week diving with the Octopus staff and had a great week. The main goal of our trip was to have my 10 year old complete his open water dives. They did not have a 62... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spend the week diving with the Octopus staff and had a great week. The main goal of our trip was to have my 10 year old complete his open water dives. They did not have a 62 Cu Ft. tank so we started with a 90 Cu Ft. tank. This proved to be a bit large for my boy... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Virna, Velvet, Nuria, Alberto y El Capi best team ever, I had a really nice experience and our dive master Virna was very patient and great instructor, I definitely recommend it, you feel really welcome in this place and it's super friendly, also a good restaurant next door if feel like rest have a beer and eat some ;)

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can not recommend Octopus enough. They were excellent and Velvet was outstanding. They were extremely accommodating. I can't wait to return there for more dive adventures. After 20 plus years of diving, I finely decided to get my Advanced Diving Certification and Velvet was an excellent instructor.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being completely new to scuba diving, I could not have asked for a better place to learn than the Octopus Dive School. What a wonderful, knowledgeable and passionate group of people to learn from. Velvet trained me personally and did a tremendous job as I felt comfortable and confident right away. My fiancée and I will definitely be regulars!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Octopus Dive School is one of the BEST on the Island of Roatan. They are very friendly, helpful, consienous, and caring. Their prices are some of the best on the Island and their boat is very safe and well taken care of as well as easy to dive off of. They have very good equipment for rent and I highly... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently took my second solo trip to Roatan, this time for my birthday. The goal was to go on as many dives as I could. I stayed at the Blue Bahia resort which is the home to Octopus Dive School and Nuria's team of excellent dive masters. I got the chance over the week to dive at least 10... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very nice experience to learn with them. My girlfriend and I were alone with the instructor. We had 100% of his attention, this make all the difference if we compare with others dive shop where the are 8 students or more for one instructor. We call it diver factory. The best dive sites were right in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nuria and her lovely group at Octopus were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Nuria guided me very thoroughly and professionally through my first dive and I gained a lot of skills and confidence SCUBA diving. The dives were beautiful along the reefs of West Roatan. A fantastic experience!

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had such a great time diving at Octopus. We never dove before and did our scuba diver certification at Octopus. A new world opened for us, we saw amazing things. Our teacher was Virna, she was really patient and so nice! I wasn't a natural for real but she really helped me trough the proces of certifiction:-). All the other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a terrific experience at Octopus Dive School on Sandy Bay, Roatan. I had three days of private diving instruction with instructor extrordinare, Velvet Teos, and got my Open Water certification. Velvet made a confident diver out of a complete beginner! After completing my open water certification, I joined the Octopus team for some other dives, including a deep... More 

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