Roatan Trip

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September, 2017

Trip Dates: September 23-30, 2017

Roatan reigns as one of the best diving islands in the Caribbean. It’s also a good place for divers of all levels offering shallow dives, walls, wrecks, and areas with drop-offs, caverns and swim-throughs for the more adventurous.

The Bay Islands are nestled in the southwest corner of the Caribbean, about 30 miles north of Honduras. The outstanding reef systems draw divers from all over the world and the islands have become a veritable hive of dive activity. Part of the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the island of Roatan features vibrant coral, multicolored tropical fish, sponges as big as refrigerators and pelagic species such as manta rays and sea turtles.

  • 7 Nights accommodations at Coco View Resort
  • 2 boat trips daily
  • Unlimited Shore diving
  • Tanks/Weights/Belts
  • 3 meals per day
  • R/T Transportation from Airport
  • Nitrox – Additional $125 for unlimited supply or $8/Tank

CoCo View Resort is located on Roatan, the largest of the Honduras Bay Islands and an extension of the Sierra de Omoa mountain range.

Roatan is situated 35 miles off the north coast of Honduras and is home to the world’s second largest barrier reef. The island is long and narrow, 28 miles in length, with a total land mass of 49 square miles. The mountainous backbone is surrounded by extensive coral reefs, and fishing villages and towns dot the coastline.

Once you arrive on the island, CoCo View can be found on the protected south shore of Roatan, where coral reefs are situated in shallow water. And because of their location on the windward side of Roatan, the resort enjoys an almost constant gentle breeze from the prevailing winds of the Caribbean.

Every room is air-conditioned for your comfort, and is equipped with in-room coffee pot, mini-fridges, lockable security box, hammock and maid service. With a location that can’t be beat, beautiful ocean views come standard.

Visibility – Visibility is generally good in the Bay Islands from 80-150 feet. Although it can drop lower during the rainy season.

Water Temperature – Water averages 78° F in winter and 84° F in summer.

Weather – Diving is great all year and warm tropical weather is the norm, with little change in temperature from winter to summer – the average being 85° F. Humidity is usually high, especially from May to September. June through October is hurricane season in the Caribbean.

Featured Creatures – There are more than 300 identified fish species in Bay Island waters. Divers frequently see dolphin, grouper, rays, barracuda, angelfish, butterfly fish, grunts, parrotfish, yellowtail snapper, horse-eye jack, octopus, lobsters, crabs, moray eels and hammerhead sharks.

Language – Spanish is the official language of Honduras, although most resorts and dive businesses have staff members that speak multiple languages.

Currency – Honduran Lempira. Credit cards are widely accepted.

Major Airports – A few international flights arrive at Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport on Roatan, but most flights pass through mainland Honduras or other countries in Central America before connecting to Roatan. You can also get to the islands from the mainland by ferry.

Electricity and Internet – Electricity is 110 volts, 60 Hz. Internet service is available in most of the hotels and cafes.

Topside Attractions – On Roatan, there are several zipline tours said to be some of the best in the world. You can also explore the island by horseback or visit Arch’s Iguana Farm or the Butterfly Garden.

The following flight plan is advised for our group travel. If you run into difficulties reserving this flight plan, please advise your Scuba Hostess of your flight itinerary you booked. Your Scuba Hostess needs to be aware of all travelers’ flight schedule to ensure transportation to the resort is provided.

Roatan Flight Plans

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Payment Schedule

Deposit: Due Now

Final Payment: Due by July 23, 2017 (Flight Itinerary is also due with Final Payment – Send to information@finz.org)
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