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Advanced Open Water Course provided by West Bay Divers

Advanced Open Water Course
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
4
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
PADI Advanced Open Water certification is for anyone already certified with any dive organization with a certification comparable to PADI Open Water. Get your advanced with the largest dive organization. West Bay Divers has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 years and is the number one dive shop on West Bay Beach, Roatan's number one location for fun and diving! Roatan is rated number one for Dive training due to its calm and warm waters and low currents.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 124195P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • 6 Emerald Beach Rd, West Bay 34101, Honduras Dive Shop behind Beacher's on West Bay Beach or Dive Shop at Grand Roatan Resort
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • Use of SCUBA equipment
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Departure details
  • 6 Emerald Beach Rd, West Bay 34101, Honduras Dive Shop behind Beacher's on West Bay Beach or Dive Shop at Grand Roatan Resort
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Denise B
Fort Collins, CO11 contributions
Mar 2022
We had a great experience with WBD! My wife, two teen daughters, and I had just finished our scuba certification a few months ago and were just planning on doing some fun dives. Our experience with Bastian, our dive guide, the first day led us to complete our advanced open water course. We had the same guide / instructor for all of the nine dives we completed including an incredible night dive. Everyone was very professional and accommodating while being very fun. I like my air and after the first day Bastian brought me a large scuba tank for the rest of the dives. We stayed at the Grand Roatan Resort. West Bay Divers has a booth at the resort and it was a short two minute walk to the dock to jump on the boat. The dive boats are very well kept and the watermelon between dives was great. They kept the groups very small. It was just the four of us with Bastian for all of the dives except one dive when we had one additional diver. They also had an awesome photographer, Gustavo, that took some great poparazzi shots on our dives. All in all, I thought WBD did an awesome job and we would definitely use them again!
Written 19 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ash Hahn
Newark, NJ18 contributions
If you want to go scuba-diving and/or snorkeling in Roatan, West Bay Divers are the absolute best!

West Bay Divers have a variety of different courses, services, and dives. There may be less expensive dive centers in Roatan, but you get what you pay for, and at West Bay Divers I received the highest quality instruction, equipment, care and attention.

I originally planned to only take an Open Water Course while I was in Roatan, but I enjoyed my experience so much that I also completed my Advanced Open Water certification and multiple fun dives and day trips.

I was incredibly lucky to have an amazing instructor throughout my time in Roatan—Jorge. Jorge went above and beyond to make sure I was safe, comfortable, and confident while diving. He took the time to ensure that I understood the diving fundamentals and could properly execute the requisite skills for certification. When I felt anxious or when I struggled with a skill, he supported me, encouraged me, and motivated me. He was incredibly kind, patient, funny, and fun. I could not have asked for a better instructor!

The staff at West Bay are all great! The instructors are from all over the world and are very friendly and welcoming. Many of the other dive instructors—including Joel, Nicola, Megan, Gaby, and Yvonne—often shared tips and experiences that helped me throughout my courses. The captains—Hazel and Anthony—always helped me with my gear and kept a fun environment on the boat.

The facilities are clean and in the perfect locations—one shop is at one end of West Bay at the Grand Roatan Resort and one is on the other end of West Bay near Beachers.

I will definitely come back to dive with West Bay Divers again!
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ashley: Wow! What an absolutely wonderful review!!!! Congratulations on getting your certifications! We pride ourselves for reviews like this because we offer a full service concierge dive center, along with great boats, new equipment, free-dive-gear-rental, and other fun toys like snorkel scooters and paddle-boards and more!!! Oh...plus the staff is also amazing as you found out the easy way! :-) This is what we are all about, taking care of our customers and making sure they leave happy!! Thank you for your feedback as it is so important and we appreciate the time you take to do this for us. Please hurry back and If you have any questions or need assistance on your next booking please email us at info@westbaydivers.com, or you can call us at 817-888-4621 or 888-DIVE-WBD (888-348-3923). You can visit us at our website or at TripAdvisor for more information about what we offer in the way of fun diving, like PADI dive courses or snorkeling!!!....You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram....and even visit us at the Grand Roatan Resort website!
Written 23 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sarah b
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
I had the absolute time of my life both in the water and on the boat. Even though we were working on certifications, not a single dive felt like a chore and our lovely instructor Mayghan was so much fun to be around and great at spotting things. She joked around with our family in a way that made her seem like a part of it❤️. We didn’t have a single “bad dive”, and saw lots of turtles, an octopus, eagle rays, and a seahorse amongst many other cool things. We also had a lot of fun with Angel, the captain!! Super cool guy, would’ve been cooler if he hadn’t robbed us of chocolate cake. Mayghan and our deckhand Coby (Coby got no cake so much love for his resilience) changed our gear in between dives which is always a bonus. Overall I had a wonderful time with a wonderful crew, and honestly our experience with this company will be a factor when we pick our next vacation. It’s hard to imagine we won’t be visiting everyone at West Bay again sometime.
Written 14 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vb1180
Brussels, Belgium8 contributions
Mar 2022
First time in Roatan, staying at Grand Roatan Resort. West Bay Divers has an extension of their main shop right on the hotel beach. Barney the manager is a great guy who will go out of his way to assist you. My wife and daughter took the Padi AOW course with Laurenzo, while I was tagging along. We did 7 dives. Laurenzo was great, very chill and setting everyone at ease with the more technical (wreck or night) dives. Gustavo is a photographer who dove with us and made the most amazing pictures, on top of being very cool! All in, the dives were fantastic, the gear is top notch, the service impeccable, the dive boat is a big, recent, super equipped platform to dive from, and the reef and dive sites were awesome. Couldn't have had a better experience. Highly recommend.
Written 20 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jordy F
2 contributions
Mar 2020
While I'm reviewing after a visit in March 2020, my wife and I also visited West Bay Divers for the first time in July 2019, so we'll refer to both experiences here.

My wife and I decided to get Open Water certified last year and chose Roatan to do so considering the location as one of the top Scuba destinations in the world. In researching companies to get certified with, it became very clear that West Bay Divers was the best choice.

From the very beginning, the communication in advance of our trip was very clear, quick and responsive.

However the highlight back in July 2019 was working with Joel. When we started our course in July 2019, we were randomly paired with Joel. And I must say, it was kind of life changing because not only did we get certified, but we made a true friend.

Joel is by far one of the best instructors you could ask for dealing with something like scuba certification. He's funny, patient, clear, prioritizing safety, realistic. Knows how to reign in my wife who is more adventurous and reassure me as someone more conservative.

We felt truly personalized attention for both July and March trips and Joel (and co) were extremely flexible in customizing our schedule and trips to our liking.

We've seen and done so many incredible scuba adventures so far with Joel.

The testament is really that after our trip in July 2019, we immediately booked our return in March 2020 literally within 7 days after returning in July!

Furthermore, we were originally scheduled for 3 full days in March 2020; however we were having such a great time that we extended while we were still down in Roatan this year!

We will obviously be back and Joel + West Bay are like family as this point. There's no one more I trust and feel comfortable with than Joel and West Bay for this and we will continue to come to them for as long as we can travel to Roatan.

But again, ask for Joel!!!!
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gerry Cleaves
Brantford, Canada3 contributions
We have had the most amazing time with Joel at West Bay Divers. Our family started with a discovery dive last year and we couldn't wait to get back to Roatan in January to start our advanced open water certification.  We are blessed to visit Roatan 2-3 times a year, and we've found a gem with this dive shop.  
I was a bit nervous at first, but Joel's friendly nature, professional attitude and abundance of talent gave me the confidence to enjoy every minute of our dives. Joel is a gifted teacher and Dive Master who understands everyone learns at a different speed.  The quality of the dive equipment is absolutely the best I've used, and is expertly maintained.  

The entire West Bay Divers team is amazing.  For example, I had issues equalizing on my first dive, and Dive Master Mayghan suggested I try Doc's Pro Plugs to help equalize under water. Thanks to Mayghan, I see they now sell these Divers ear Plugs at the shop, and I appreciate when I see a business listen to their staff. Captain Hazel expertly pilots the boat safely to the dive sites and always has the best watermelon in the world ready for you when you resurface. Office manager Angel makes sure your entire experience is top notch, and the rest of the team are so friendly. 

If you're curious about diving, definitely try a discovery dive. After an hour under the water, you'll be hooked!  
 
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Timothy
Denver, CO1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
We were spoiled by Barney, Captain Anthony and our dive instructor, Andrew, while we dove and obtained our advanced open water certification. Their courtesy, attention to details, both on and off the boat, under water, above water, and customized diving for our needs, were second to none. This doesn't even include the actual dive sites they took us to, in, under, around, and through.
Hands down the best diving experience we have had.
If you are looking for great dives and maybe additional certifications, I'd highly recommend you hitting Roatan and finding these three gentlemen near the Grand Roatan Hotel.
Very glad to have met all three gentlemen!

Tim and Heather Smit
Written 28 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rory C
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
Megan and her team were awesome! So knowledgeable and best of all made the whole day fun and exciting. They even brought us drinks and food as we condensed 3 days of diving into two so that our two big groups could stick together. All a very young and vibrant team that makes you excited to scuba dive. 10/10 recommend. Best diving excursion I have been on yet!
Written 4 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matt Nowlin
3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Congratulations! You found the best dive center in West Bay, if not in all of Roatan! Your search ends here! They are warm and accommodating, but professional and safety minded as well. I left feeling like family. They really are adveture enablers, as I had the time of my life. They were knowledgeable of the best dive sites and conditions. Their facilities and boats are new and top notch. I did not use their equipment but saw that their rental gear was meticulously maintained. They are truly a 5 star concierge center with unmatched service and attention. All of my objectives were thoroughly discussed prior to arrival and the schedule and staff was assigned to achieve. Even last minute requests were met. I will bring friends and family back here to dive and in fact trust them to teach my young son the basics. The depth of experience of the staff was impressive. All of them are personable and very qualified. However I personally recommend Mayghan as she made the trip even better with her uniquely positive approach to learning in a fun and relaxed way. She is a gem!
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RGV
Houston, Texas, United States15 contributions
Jun 2021
My daughter was getting her advanced open water certification done, while the rest of the group (9 of us including 2 new divers) were enjoying diving with Edwin, Joel, Mayghan, Roger, with Hazel’s awesome captain skills.
One of the best dive operations we’ve been lucky enough to connect with. We will continue to dive with West Bay.
Written 19 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Spectacular, exciting, very happy, and friendly.
I was very pleased, Dive Master was very friendly and made it a great time. Both dives were awesome; Spooky Canyo
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Perfect
Amazing adventure! Son and I got open water certified with Bastiaan. Can't say enough about how smooth everything
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Amazing!
Great experience! 3 day opportunity to completely learn how to dive. Would highly highly recommend! Roger is great
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Favorite place in the world
I have always had the most incredible experience at West Bay Divers. Between the helpful and friendly people in the
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Best dive shop!
This was our second time with WBD, and had the greatest time. Every single staff member is so knowledgeable, and th
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10/10 Recommend
I would do this again in a heartbeat! I had the pleasure of working with Bastiaan and Joel, both very knowledgable,
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Best Dive Trip EVER
This was a FANTASTIC trip...West Bay Divers and their entire team...First Class!! Mayghan Wilson was our Divemaste
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AMAZING OPEN WATER COURSE
Had such an amazing experience getting certified with instructors Joel and Bastiaan! They took us out to beautiful
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Great experience diving!
We booked 6 dives with West Bay and they were great. The first day we did 3 dives and then the next day we did 2 m
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Perfect 1st experience
Took the open water scuba certification course today as my first time diving and had a great time! I felt very comf
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Beautiful and safe diving experience for a first timer
This was my first time diving and in a foreign country at that— west bay divers made me feel incredibly safe and I
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Amazing experience and great instructors
What an amazing experience learning to scuba dive with this crew Joel and Bastion. The dive locations were unreal,
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Outstanding in every way!
West Bay Divers did an outstanding job with our group of 18. Their boat El Guapo was fantastic the dive masters wer
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PADI specialty courses
Took some PADI specialty diver courses through West Bay Divers with Mayghan (instructor) and Jonathan (captain). I
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Excellent experience!!
Great experience diving with West bay divers. Barney was awesome and made all the arrangements super easy...just ha
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