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
51 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
51 reviews
Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

Reviews

Amazing diving albeit chilly at times as expected. Guides knew exactly where to go and were extremely adept at spotting wildlife. Service was wonderful and organization was impeccable. Definitely a successful bucket-list dive trip. We’d highly recommend it to any keen and experienced divers.
By Martin W for Explore the Galapagos on 27 Mar, 2021
Thank you so much for the review, Martin! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and decided to check this one off your bucket-list with us. We hope to see you underwater again sometime soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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An absolutely amazing archipelago like no other in the world, both top side and under water. Words and pictures will never do justice to this incredible bucket list destination. Heather and Jonas were fantastic leaders; caring, knowldegeable, always up beat, always thinking ahead, always putting the guests priorities ahead of their own...could not ask for more. Aggressor personnel were top notch. Overall an incredible experience from A to Z.
By David E for Explore the Galapagos on 23 Mar, 2021
We are so happy you enjoyed the trip, David! On top of all of the incredible marine life we were able to see, it was fantastic to learn more about the islands' volcanic origins from you. We feel incredibly lucky that you joined us! :-) We can't wait to dive with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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This is my third Blue Planet trip, and I look forward to many more. Traveling during Covid involves changing restrictions and requirements- Blue Planet kept us updated and helped us manage our anxiety. The resort and dive operator were incredible. This is a regular feature of Blue Planet trips.
By Andy M for St Lucia! February 2021 on 01 Mar, 2021
Thank you, Andy! We're thrilled you enjoyed the trip despite the challenges getting there. We can't wait until our next trip together!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 01 Mar, 2021
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COVID-safe responsible travel is now possible and quite enjoyable! Blue Planet guided us through the enhanced testing, paperwork, and travel restrictions that protect both travelers and hosts, allowing us to support island communities and dive spectacular reefs. I have been reluctant to travel since March 2020 but as we all enter the “new normal” of covid and economic recovery, I am pleased to experience and highly recommend *responsible travel done safely* with Blue Planet.
By Heidi K for St Lucia! February 2021 on 22 Feb, 2021
We are so happy you could join us, Heidi! We are thrilled that everyone felt safe and enjoyed the trip. We're looking forward to many more dive adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 23 Feb, 2021
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Well organized, including from a CV19 safety perspective. Fun! I wasn't getting certified, but we had loads of wonderful dives. Turtles, Sharks, Scorpion Fish, all the tropicals, a wreck. It was wonderful to be diving again and have such splendid camaraderie after so many months of being dry at home. Plus, the Cenotes were breathtaking.
By Ren G for Certification Weekend in Mexico on 29 Jan, 2021
Hi Ren! We are so glad you had a wonderful time. It is always a pleasure to have you join us on trips. We are also incredibly happy that you felt safe and were very comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols. We hope to see you underwater again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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