There are plenty of ocean adventures to choose from here on Roatan. Thanks to its barrier reef, the shoreline is protected and offers ideal conditions for a number of water activities for vacationers including snorkeling, scuba diving, glass bottom tours, and other ways to explore the deep blue waters of Roatan.
Whether you are looking for ocean adventures like windsurfing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing or you wish to explore the Roatan coastline with a boat and swim with dolphins, there is no denying that ocean adventures are one of the best ways to have fun on the island. Here are some of the most popular water activities in Roatan.
1 – Roatan Snorkelling
With over 100 snorkeling and dive sites around the island and dozens of places which are easily accessible from the beach, Roatan is one of the best snorkeling destinations in the Caribbean. Expect to find a wide range of underwater creatures including brain coral, moral eels, sea turtles, stingrays, and other colorful fish. First-time snorkelers will find the protected waters around places like Half Moon Bay and West Bay Beach ideal and rental equipment for snorkeling is available in both West End and West Bay Beach. Make sure to protect your skin with a rash guard, as it’s the best way to save yourself from the sun.
2 – Scuba Diving
Thanks to having the second largest barrier reef in the world, Roatan is definitely one of the best destinations for Scuba diving in the Caribbean. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced scuba diver; the island is an ideal location for all levels of divers. Almost every dive shop offers training and courses for new divers, while experienced divers will be happy to hear that there are many dive sites close to the beach. The good news is that diving courses in Roatan are some of the best value you will find in the Caribbean.
3 – Swim with Dolphins on Roatan
Did you know that you can dive, snorkel, and swim with dolphins here on Roatan? The professional trainers will tell you everything there is to know about getting face to face with these lovely creatures. Travelers can even become trainers for the day and get plenty of time to hang out with their new best friends. Anthony’s Key Resort in Sandy Bay is the place on the island to swim with dolphins.
4 – Boat Tours
There is probably no better way to discover the amazing underwater and coastal life of Roatan than going on a boat tour. On these boat tours, travelers will have an opportunity to see villages, explore excellent snorkeling spots, and admire the incredible reefs. Sail along the stunning coastline of Roatan and enjoy the refreshing drinks and snacks prepared by the boat crew. There are also many sailing charters on the island that offer snorkeling and scuba diving options.
5 – Swimming in Roatan
Did you know that the beaches in Roatan are some of the best in the Caribbean? Head out to the popular West Bay Beach where you will find a variety of amenities including souvenir shops, dive resorts, water sports equipment and restaurants. The water here is calm which makes it ideal for swimming and the water temperature is usually around 27c.
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