Discover a Scuba Diver’s Paradise in Roatan!
Below you will find a sample of the many dive sites found in the barrier reef right in front of the Pristine Bay Resort. All of these sites are no more than 15 minutes away from our dock!
As the name implies all the pinnacles makes this an extra special Roatan dive site. Not only are the pinnacles special but the wall and small cavern makes this dive one to remember. Depths of the pinnacles range from 30 feet at the top to 80 feet at the base. Look for the large grouper and barracuda sitting at the tops of the pinnacles. Cleaning stations with Peterson cleaning shrimp wait along the way to clean all that needs a clean-up. Also one might find the spotted drum guarding one of the pinnacles. This is an easy dive for all experience levels. Depths are from 12 to 85 feet.
This site is Roatan diving at its finest, offering an abundance of corals and large sponges of all types. It is such a beautiful site you can easily spend the entire dive around the boat and not run out of things to see. Typically you will find a green moray or two. Watch out for the nurse shark, turtles and eagle rays that might be swimming by. Depths range from 35 feet at the mooring to 120 feet. Beginners and the occasional divers as well as the most experienced can enjoy this site.
This dive site starts out in 15 feet of water and you will drop into a 40-foot trench leading to a short swim through which leads you to the wall at 60 feet. Following the wall to the east you will find a series of ledges and overhangs at depths ranging from 50 to 85 feet. Following the maze upward to the top of the reef you will find schools of chub, wrasses and most notably black durgeons. Makes for a nice safety stop all the way back to the boat. This is site is very popular for beginners.
This snorkeling site offers the wreck of an old steamer, which sits inside the reef in 5 feet of water and shallow coral with sponges and sea fans. Its coral encrusted hull and the patch reef are home to a variety of fish and marine life. You will see a variety of parrots fish, butterfly fish, trumpets and lizard fish. We see eels and stingrays swimming through as well. Around the wreck you can usually find a barracuda and needle nose fish hanging out. Depths of this snorkel range from 4 – 8 feet. In the sand and turtle grass one can find anemones and an occasional gold spotted eel. This site can be enjoyed by all ages and is one of the most popular Roatan dive sites for families.
Channel Reef Adventure
This snorkel site offers an abundance of starfish of all sizes and colors in the sandy bottom. This unique site offers snorkelers the shallow coral as well as an opportunity to view into the deep channel where you can typically see schools of large chub and other larger fish. Depths range from 4 – 10 feet in the sandy bottom and patch coral to 50- 60 feet in the channel. Discover why diving in Roatan is the ultimate marine experience with this site suitable for all ages to enjoy, especially the younger ages that love to see all the starfish.