Padi Discover Scuba

For those who have never tried scuba before, here is a small group, safe way to experience the thrill of an actual dive.

Scuba Diving in Roatan

Never been scuba diving? Now is the perfect time and Roatan is the perfect place to fix that.

You will be picked up at the pier and transferred to the dive shop on the east end of Roatan. The drive is approximately 25 minutes for this Roatan excursion. Upon arrival, you will meet with your instructor and begin your class.

Your resort course will begin with a short video and approximately 30 minutes of classroom instruction. This will be followed by an in-water practice with your instructor, where you will cover a few basic skills necessary to dive safely.

You will then be taken on a controlled, shallow dive on Roatan's spectacular reef, under the close supervision of your instructor. Just a short boat ride from shore, an amazing world awaits you under the sea. Depending on your rate of breathing, the dive should last approximately 30 minutes. Although one dive does not make you an expert or certified diver, it will count as your first dive towards a scuba diver or open water diver certification. And what an incredible school room!

You will then have some free time to ask questions, enjoy the beach or pool area, or purchase lunch at the nearby restaurant.

Please Note: A Roatan Marine Park fee of $5 US (additional cost) per person will be collected upon arrival. You will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to your dive. Please CLICK HERE to view and print the form.

Starting At
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type
Active, Water / Beach
 
Tour Duration
5.00 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
The cruise ship pier, or an approximately 15-minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing that may get splashed. Sensible, rubber-soled shoes are recommended. Do not forget a towel. Sunglasses and sunscreen (biodegradable preferred) are also suggested. We know many divers prefer to bring some of their own equipment, but gear (BC, regulator, mask, fins) is included in the price of the tour.
 
Restrictions
Divers must be a minimum of 10 years old. Any divers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. You will be required to complete a heath questionnaire prior to your dive. Participants with heart conditions, a current cold or sinus congestion, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, a severe medical problem, who are or may be pregnant or who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to dive. If taking medication consult your doctor before participating in this program. Anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any other chemical which is deemed by the instructor to affect their ability to dive, will not be permitted to dive. Health restrictions apply and a waiver and medical statement is required to be filled out by all participants. Please CLICK HERE to view and print the form. Please read the form carefully.If you cannot pass the questionnaire, or do not have the required physician's statement, you will not be permitted to dive. Guests not able to dive will not be entitled to a refund so please look at the questionnaire BEFORE booking this tour.
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

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We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

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In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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