Roatan Dive Sites

We’re Just Steps Away From An Underwater Wonderland

Explore the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef With Us!

Discover the world’s second-largest barrier reef right in our backyard. This tropical paradise attracts divers from all over the globe, searching for a unique underwater experience in crystal clear waters. With average water temperatures of 80 degrees and excellent visibility all year round, it’s the perfect destination for any level of diver.

Experience the magic of Roatan’s coral, massive sponges, and colorful marine life. With over 35 dive sites to explore, from the south’s West Bay to Man of War Cay, and with Anthony’s Key in the middle, you’ll be steps away from a world of natural adventure.

See schools of tropical fish, fleets of eagle rays, and sea turtles on your dive. Explore hard-core wrecks, peaceful eel gardens, and shallow terraces where macro photo opportunities abound. Roatan’s dive sites are a true underwater paradise with thick coral growth and gentle currents.

Get ready for a thrilling dive experience with water temperatures averaging 80 degrees or warmer, gentle currents, and visibility ranging from 50 to 100 feet. Roatan has everything from large wrecks to the colorful depths of the Caribbean. Come and discover the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef today!

Popular Dive Sites

Reefs, Wrecks, and Sharks!

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Front Porch Reef Shore Dive

If three boat dives daily and two scheduled weekly night boat dives don’t quench your dive thirst, then our shore dive site will! The dive shack on Anthony’s Key is staffed and equipped with air tanks for easy beach access to the “Front Porch” reef, a vital area of the reef ecosystem.

You may observe eel, grouper, and octopus among the varied seascape as they descend to depths of 40 feet or more and schools of blue tangs, parrotfish, angelfish, damselfish, sea fans, star coral, and brain coral. In addition, a small plane wreck in the lagoon at 30 feet is an excellent training tool for students and novice divers.

Available Monday through Saturday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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El Aguila Wreck Dive

“El Aguila” or “The Eagle” ran cargo between Puerto Cortes, Honduras, and San Andres Island. This freighter originally sank in 1989 around the Utila Keys, Bay Islands, and Honduras. It was then salvaged and brought to Roatan by Anthony’s Key Resort in 1997 and sank in 100′ of water for an incredible Bay Islands dive highlight.

  • Type: 230 ft. double-deck cargo vessel
  • Depth: 100 to 110 feet
  • Sunk in: 1997
  • Skill: Intermediate to advance
  • Location: Northwest shore of Roatan, a two-minute boat ride from AKR.

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The Odyssey Wreck Dive

Dive enthusiasts hailed the sinking of the 300-foot Odyssey off the north coast of Roatan as one of the Caribbean’s most significant shipwrecks. The wreck adds more scuba diving opportunities to the island because fully viewing the multi-level ship, which measures 85 feet from keel to mast and 300 feet from bow to stern, would take a few dives. From AKR, a 12-minute boat ride east finds the Odyssey resting on a sandy flat. Divers may follow the top of the mast at 40 feet and descend to the top of the bow at 70 feet. Then, explore the bulwarks or cargo hole level at 80 feet, the bow at 107 feet, and the stern at 120 feet.

“The enormity of the Odyssey is overwhelming,” says Samir Galindo, General Manager of AKR. “There is ample opportunity to return again and again to the ship and still not see it all. Better still, up to three Roatan dive boats can dive the site simultaneously without divers ever getting in each other’s path.” In addition, the ship’s size allows divers of different levels to explore the wreck safely.

  • Type: 300ft. multi-level ship
  • Depth: 112 feet
  • Max Depth: 120 feet
  • Min Depth: 40 feet
  • Sunk in: 2002
  • Skill: Wreck diver certification recommended
  • Location: North coast of Roatan, a 12-minute boat ride from AKR.

Coral Garden

Coral Garden

Coral Nursery and Restoration Site

The Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences, in collaboration with Anthony’s Key Resort, is dedicated to preserving the precious genetic diversity of staghorn and elkhorn corals on Roatan Island. Through this coral nursery and reef restoration program, the institute and resort work tirelessly to rejuvenate the island’s shallow reefs. Learn how to volunteer for a maintenance dive here.

Dive With Caribbean Reef Sharks in Roatan

Shark Dive

Dive with sharks on a beautiful site on Roatan’s south side in about 70-80 feet of water. You can expect to see anywhere from 8-12 Caribbean Reef Sharks at one time. This dive is a relaxed observational dive and not a typical frenzy seen on shark dives in other areas. Shark dives are scheduled weekly, each requiring a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15 divers. If you are staying at Anthony’s Key Resort and are interested in signing up, please stop by the dive shop.