Our Dive Center
The PADI 5 Star Dive Center operates two custom dive boats: the 45’ Freedom and 40’ Endeavor each have the capacity for up to 20 divers. The boats have wide platforms for giant stride entries and sturdy ladders for exiting the water. They are provisioned with drinking water, fruit for snacking, freshwater showers, towels, camera rinse tanks, dry storage, shaded areas, and all required safety equipment.
Boat rides vary from 20 – 30 minutes for dives along the south to up to 45 minutes for dives along the northern coast. Boats generally depart at 8:30 am for the morning 2-tank dive, returning for lunch with the afternoon boat leaving a reasonable time after lunch has concluded.
If we are diving the north shore of Guanaja, we will stay out for a three-tank dive and lunch will be prepared during a break between the second and third dive.
We do three dives per day Sunday - Thursday, and two morning dives on Friday. One night dive is included with any seven night package and is generally conducted on Tuesday evening (so no afternoon dive on Tuesday.) We do not dive on Christmas Day or New Years Day.
Two tank sizes are available: 63 cu ft and 80 cu ft tanks. Nitrox is also for a $10.00 upgrade per tank or unlimited for $150.00 a week plus tax. Unlimited tanks are available at no extra charge for guests who wish to do training dives or recreational dives “around the rock."
Our friendly and professional staff pride themselves on not just being your guides but your dive concierges, so please plan on leaving the lifting, hauling and packing of all the diving gear to them!
Our team will carefully carry your gear onto the boats, prepare it for the dive, change it over for the second dive, and rinse and store it at the end of the day. Your only assignment while on board is to do a check to make sure you have all your gear before we depart, then sit back and enjoy the ride.
Even with our concierge dive service and low diver-to-dive guide ratio, there are times when hiring a Private Dive guide is a great option.
If you are new to diving, or to a dive experience such as a night dive or deep water wreck dive, it can give you more peace of mind.
Photographers may want to take advantage of the sharp eyes of the guides who are experts at finding Guanaja's amazing macro critters.
Or it may be that you simply prefer the one-on-one experience.
Private Divemaster per 1-tank dive: $20.00 & 15% tax
Private Divemaster per day/3 tank dive: $50.00 & 15% tax
Private Divemaster for the week: $250.00 & 15% tax