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Stanley Submarines

Half Moon Bay, West End, Roatan IB3108, Honduras
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Amazing experience. I can only echo the reviews of others on here. A unique opportunity for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Incredible experience

I've always been fascinated by deep sea creatures, so, when I first found out about Karl's... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
San Francisco, California
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Stanley Submarines is the premier location in the world for the public to have access to the deep sea. It is the longest operating and deepest diving operation of it's kind. We have been in business since 1998 and take tours as deep as 2000 feet.
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Half Moon Bay, West End, Roatan IB3108, Honduras
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience. I can only echo the reviews of others on here. A unique opportunity for tourists to go down to these depths and see the wildlife down there. We were fortunate enough to see a six gilled shark which was fantastic. Not cheap but...More

Thank TrujilloDonald2010
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I've always been fascinated by deep sea creatures, so, when I first found out about Karl's submarine trips, I immediately started planning a trip to Roatan to experience his Lophelia Reef and Sixgill Shark dives. Karl always answered his emails within a day, and he...More

Thank kataliciousdef
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Just fantastic - do it. Get up close to the reef and its many inhabitants even if you can't swim. My non swimming wife loved it.

Thank 781clivem
Reviewed 26 February 2017

For many of us—much to our detriment—feelings wonder, awe and excitement about the world around become more difficult to achieve over time. Climbing into the Idabel (Mr. Stanley's second self-built submarine) and settling in behind the forward panoramic viewing bay felt like opening the cover...More

Thank Banks3
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I've never had a chance to be in a submarine so this is a golden opportunity. Roatan is on a reef and has abundant and rare life forms undersea, especially really deep, like 1,000 plus feet. In 2-1/2 hours you can go down to 1,200...More

1  Thank susanaquerida
Reviewed 28 January 2017

My boyfriend and I did the 1500 foot dive. We totally didn't know what to expect. We went to see the Sub and try to meet Karl the day before our ride but there was someone there filming so we didn't get the opportunity to...More

Thank q1964
Reviewed 25 December 2016

My husband is fascinated with submarines. In fact he had always intended in building one but it's not practical where we live. As we were planning our trip to escape the fall weather we decided to take a cruise that include Roatan as one of...More

Thank AdventureUnlimited01
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went to Roatan specfically to go down with Karl Stanley on Idabel. It was an amazing experience, one that we will never forget. We did 2 dives with Karl, one to see the rare six gill shark and one to the deep water Lophelia...More

Thank roxys27
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was fortunate enough to join Karl on one of his infamous Shark Dives last night, and know without a doubt that this experience will stay with me forever. As an Open Water Scuba Instructor, avid Free-Diver, and lover of all things wet, I knew...More

6  Thank Chelsea I
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Climb aboard the Idabel, a submarine that can make you visit the bottom of the ocean and allow you to meet rare sea creatures at a depth of over 2000 ft. This three and a half hours experience is unforgettable and may seem completely surreal....More

2  Thank christinesecco
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20 June 2017|
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Response from AdventureUnlimited01 | Reviewed this property |
My husband went on this excursion down 2200 feet. I did not want to go and we preferred not to pay full price so the proprietor matched my husband with another solo but traveler allowing them to each pay a portion. The... More
22 December 2015|
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Response from subkarl | Property representative |
it depends which port- Roughly $20 a person from Coxen Hole or $30 a person from Maghogony bay- These are door to door prices. If you go out to the street and get a regular cab, or collectivio mini bus you may get to west... More
Stefan .
18 November 2015|
Response from subkarl | Property representative |
all four can go for the same price as 2- as long as the weight is under 450