Roatan Shore Excursions – Dive,Snorkel

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When visiting Roatan on a cruise ship, you have a limited amount of hours at your disposal, and with so many online options available… you want to be sure you made the right call.  We understand, and would love to assist you in setting up your diving, snorkeling or fishing shore excursion through Black Pearl Divers.  We are located inside the Pristine Bay Resort, you can check out the beautiful resort at  Certainly in terms of facilities and amazing views, very few other properties come even close on the island.  Driving distance from the port in Coxen Hole, where most Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, MSC and Norwegian cruise ships dock at, will take about 20 to 25 minutes depending on traffic.  On the way you will enjoy some nice views on the mountain ridge that makes up Roatan and views to both the south and north shores of the island from the high points.  From Mahogany Bay, where Carnival, Holland America, Costa, Princess, P&O and others dock, it will take a mere 12 to 15 minutes to get to our location.  At this time we are not including transportation in our tours, but certainly can recommend and even arrange for your pickup so just let us know your needs!

diver1Since our start of operations, we catered almost exclusively to guests of the Pristine Bay Resort and Las Verandas Hotel.  We have also ran tours for some cruise lines so we are readily aware of the special necessities of this niche market.  Recently, a change in upper management and policies, opened the door that now allows us to offer you the level of exclusivity and service available only to these fine resorts’ guests.  We are used to operating in small groups, our boats reflect this policy and take no more than 16 divers per boat, as compared to over 30 in other outlets.  Our dive boats are inboard engines, with plenty of shade and space, rinse tanks for cameras and masks, etc.  Our staff team has been consolidating for the past 4 years with some of the very best Captains, Dive Masters and crew on the island.  During your day with us, you most likely will meet Mike, Edison, Tex, Leonardo and many other members of our team.  And our gear consists of Mares equipment perfectly maintained to provide you with the best diving and snorkeling experience.  And for your peace of mind, we are one of the very few dive shops with double certification on the island, being PADI and SSI, PLUS we now offer Nitrox at 32% for only $12 per tank!

DSC00565Now on to the reef in our area.  Most of Roatan’s diving is done on the west end of the island and the south shore, for the only reason that those areas are the most developed in terms of hotels and houses.  Pristine Bay is located on the central-north shore of the island, where we can offer you over 15 dive sites of pristine reef where days with 3 or 4 dive boats is considered crowded!  These sites are not visited by resorts on the other areas due to time and fuel costs, and thus were mostly unexplored or non-existent as dive sites when we opened back in 2012.   The topography in this area is extremely varied, ranging from sloping to ridges to walls to sand patches.  Marine life is usually abundant and you can check out plenty of photos at our photo gallery on this site or at our Facebook page by clicking here:

DSC00891 (1)For your shore trip in Roatan we do have some recommendations based on your personal preference.  We can offer you the standard 2-tank dive with or without rental gear, and you and your party can choose to also snorkel from the dive boats.  We are also happy to organize private dive charters, and boat charters that you can enjoy for fishing, snorkeling or island sightseeing.  Besides the dive boats, we also own a Grady White Marlin 300 that can take up to 8 anglers or up to 12 guests for snorkel and island sightseeing, as well as a larger boat that can hold up to 25 divers or 50 guests for large private group charters.  All our fishing gear is Penn and Shimano, and we have options from 2 to 6 hours that you can combine between fishing and snorkel as you wish, and add extra hours as well if you choose to!

Here is the pricing for our top selling shore excursions in Roatan:

Tour CodeTour & NotesAdult PriceChild Price
SCU0012 Tank Dive - No rental gear.$74.00$59.00
SCU0022 Tank Dive - Rental gear included.$99.00$84.00
SCU003Nitrox Upgrade - For 2 tanks.$24.00$24.00
SNO001Snorkel from dive boats.$59.00$49.00
CHA0012 hours of fishing and/or snorkeling. Min 4 adults.$94.00$69.00
CHA0024 hours of fishing and/or snorkeling. Min 4 adults.$144.00$99.00
CHA0036 hours of fishing and/or snorkeling. Min 4 adults. $189.00$124.00

* Please remember to bring every diver’s certification cards.  There are some we can check online, but if we can’t find it and you don’t have it… sadly you can’t dive.  

We accept all major credit cards.

Please send us your information below so we can get in touch with you and assist you in setting up your shore excursion during your visit to Roatan!

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