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Diving and other things to do in Roatan?

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Diving and other things to do in Roatan?

My fiancee and I are headed there in about three weeks for our honeymoon. We picked Roatan based on proximity and beauty. We are trying to decided if we want to scuba or snorkel. If we decided to dive we aren't currently certified. Should we take our classes in the US or in Roatan? Also, if we decide to go snorkeling, will we be missing out? We've heard yes and no, but would like more opinions.

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1. Re: Diving and other things to do in Roatan?

As an instructor with thousands of dives, a few years ago I would have said to Dive dive dive.Now as I get a little older and enjoy the ease of snorkeling off my steps with much less equipment I feel a little different but not totally. If diving is something you plan on learning sometime anyway then do it now. I would also recomend you do it at home. There are some great instructors on Roatan but if you had a problem with things like weather ot health it would be a problem. If your certified already and had a cold or stuffy ears for a few days after flying that would put your training on hold and cause time issues, if already certified and the same thing happened, once better you can dive rather than spend all that time in class. You can also do all the pool and class time at home and then do the training dives on Roatan but this can be more expensive in the long run an if you did not complete the dives while there would be added issues.

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2. Re: Diving and other things to do in Roatan?

I have gone to roatan a few times... and only snokeled.. was amazing..... however this last time my fiance and I got certified for diving......i recommend doing it at home first... so that way you dont waste days in the classroom or doing the drills while on vacation....but glad that we did it...

wow.. loved it.. we took videos and pictures underwater... just another world... we also did a neat shark dive... i posted a video of it on in the Honduras section..

i think you should do it.. go diving...

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