Labor Day Getaway to Roatan

Roatán, Honduras

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Aug 31 - Sep 7, 2019
Group size: 11 - 13
Labor Day Getaway to Roatan
Roatán, Honduras

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
61 reviews

Aug 31 - Sep 7, 2019
Group size: 11 - 13

About this trip

Join Blue Planet for a week of world-class diving in beautiful Roatan! Escape your worries and relax on this beautiful island where amazing dive sites are only minutes away. Explore West End, a funky beach community with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, or retreat to Cocolobo, our new home away from home surrounded by tropical gardens and amazing sea views. 

Roatan

The largest of Honduras' Bay Islands, Roatan offers some of the world’s best diving plus top side adventures and gorgeous vistas. Located on the world’s second largest reef system -- the Meso-American Barrier Reef -- the fringing coral reef ecosystem surrounding the island is simply stunning and you can access incredible dive sites in minutes. 

The Diving

Minimum dive certification/experience:  Perfect for beginners. A great spot to complete your Open Water Diver certification, Advanced Open Water Diver and more. 


Formed by the Bonacca Ridge, an underwater mountain range, there are three major coral reef formations in the waters around the island of Roatan. The Cayman trench is located just west of the island, bringing with it rich nutrients which feed a variety of species and give way to one of the world's richest marine ecosystems. 


Roatan's dramatic walls in warm, crystal-clear waters drop off into the purple depths of the Caribbean while its healthy, varied reefs are teeming with colorful marine life. Several large wrecks lie just minutes from shore. Soaring eagle rays, diverse schools of tropical fish, alongside sharks and garden eels are just a bit of what you’re likely to see. And with water temperatures averaging 80 degrees or better and visibility ranging from 50 to 100 feet, Roatan is a favorite among visitors who love to experience thrilling diving in comfort. We're looking forward to diving with our friends at Reef Gliders again.

Other Activities

There’s plenty to keep you occupied top side as well. Explore the mangroves, visit a local nature park and learn more about Roatan's history, get a massage, zipline, sail, snorkel, relax on the beach or wander through West End or West Bay.

Cocolobo

Cocolobo is a paradise in Roatan's West End. All condos have ocean views while cottages and homes are surrounded by lush gardens. The resort offers two pools to enjoy, plus a huge sun deck, BBQ, honor bar and lounge. Accommodation options include spacious ocean-front condos with kitchenettes and balconies, or a room in a two-bedroom home with a full kitchen and plenty of space. Cocolobo is a five minute walk to the heart of West End Village and the white sandy beach of Half Moon Bay.  

Travel

You should plan to fly into Roatan's Juan Manuel Galvez Interational airport (RTB) on August 31. From there, it's a quick ride to the West End. You can fly home at any time on September 7. Please email or call the shop before booking your flight!  

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a $100 cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 7 nights at Cocolobo
    Double or single occupancy available
  • 10 boat dives
    5 days of 2-tank boat dives
  • Continental breakfast
    At Cocolobo
  • Lunch on dive days
    At Reef Gliders' on site cafe
  • Marine park fees
  • Flights
    International flights to Roatan
  • Airport transfers
    We'll organize vans for the group
  • Air conditioning
    $10/day per room
  • Tips
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew

Available Packages

Top Floor Ocean Front Studio, Double
Sold Out

Double occupancy in a spacious ocean-front condo with new furnishings, kitchenette, ceiling fan, air conditioner (fee), cable tv, wifi, spacious bathroom with hot water and large balcony with hammock and seating to enjoy the ocean view and breeze! Condos have exposed wood finishing, high ceilings, floor to ceiling glass sliding doors to enjoy the Caribbean Sea view from bed! 


Bedding options: 1 king bed, ideal for couples or singles, or 2 double beds, reserved for single travelers sharing a room.


Want a single? Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1020
Deposit: $500
Top Floor Ocean Front Studio, Single
Sold Out
$1500
Deposit: $500
Ground Floor Ocean Front Studio, Double
Sold Out

Double occupancy in a spacious ocean-front condo with new furnishings, kitchenette, ceiling fan, air conditioner (fee), cable tv, wifi, spacious bathroom with hot water and large balcony with hammock and seating to enjoy the ocean view and breeze! Condos have exposed wood finishing, high ceilings, floor to ceiling glass sliding doors to enjoy the Caribbean Sea view from bed!   


Bedding options: 1 king bed, ideal for couples or singles, or 2 double beds, reserved for single travelers sharing a room.


Want a single? Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$950
Deposit: $500
Ground Floor Ocean Front Studio, Single
Sold Out
$1360
Deposit: $500
Two Bedroom Garden Home, Double
Sold Out

Double occupancy in one of two bedrooms in a beautiful island home overlooking tropical gardens and the back garden pool. Enjoy spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms downstairs, full size kitchen and living rooms upstairs with large outdoor covered balconies to enjoy relaxing, a BBQ or drink! Plus air conditioners in each bedroom (fee), washer & dryer, BBQ on deck.


Bedding options: first room has 1 king bed, ideal for couples or singles, and the second room has 2 double beds, reserved for single travelers sharing a room.


Want a single? Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1020
Deposit: $500


Itinerary

Saturday
Arrival in Roatan

Arrive at the RTB airport and transfer to West End. Check in at Cocolobo and the dive shop. We can walk into town for dinner.

Who’s interested

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Blue Planet Scuba
61 reviews
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Reviews

HC
This was my 4th trip with Blue Planet. They are my “go-to” group for diving trips. The Red Sea trip was on my bucket list and turned out to be a trip of a lifetime. We were originally scheduled for October 2020, but you know - COVID. Jonas and Heather kept us informed along the way on rescheduling, COVID requirements and other important information. I can’t say enough positive things about their customer service. It is obvious to all who deal with Blue Planet staff either in their shop, as a student or on a trip that customer service is their priority. I’ve already booked my next trip.
By Heidi C for Explore the Red Sea on 17 Sep, 2021
Thank you for your kind words, Heidi! We're so happy you were able to join us on this trip and we can't wait until the next one with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
All aspects of this trip, both land and sea, were meticulously planned. Our dive boat and it’s staff were of highest quality. They accommodated all our requests in order to make this a five-star experience. We then participated in most of the land portion of the tour. Our guide was superb and, again, all details were well executed. We can’t wait to go back and look forward to future trips with Blue Planet Scuba!
By Carla S for Explore the Red Sea on 12 Sep, 2021
Thank you so much, Carla! We're thrilled to hear you two enjoyed the trip, both on the boat and the land tour. We look forward to diving with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
Another AMAZING trip with Blue Planet!!! Originally scheduled for 2020 and delayed due to COVID-19. Heather and Jonas did a great job communicating changes, unique requirements due to COVID-19, and answering all questions. The dive operator was great. Really enjoyed the professionalism of the staff and dive guides on the Blue Horizon. The Red Sea dives were amazing and extra special since fewer boats are operating than normal. The Red Sea was beautiful!! We even saw a Whale Shark from the boat! I joined the Cairo portion of the land tour, which was also great. Hassan, our guide, was very informative. 100% recommend Blue Planet and looking forward to my next dive adventure!!
By Meryl G for Explore the Red Sea on 08 Sep, 2021
Thank you, Meryl! We're so happy you could join us and that you had a great time. We can't wait to dive with you again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Sep, 2021
BP
Relaxing Dives, great location. Blue Planet Scuba always delivers.
By Charles R for West Palm Beach Photo Trip on 20 Aug, 2021
Thanks, Charlie! It was a pleasure to dive with you again, as always. :-)
By Blue Planet Scuba on 20 Aug, 2021
BP
Such a fantastic time! The folks at Blue Planet planned an excellent trip and Heather and Jonas were great leaders through it all!
By Joey B for Weekend Getaway to West Palm Beach on 16 Aug, 2021
Thank you so much, Joey! We're so glad you could join us on the trip. We can't wait to see you underwater again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Aug, 2021
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