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Bananarama Dive Center

#4 of 17 Tours in West Bay Features Animals
Carretera Pavimentada Principal, West Bay, Roatan, Honduras
727-564-9058
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From a first time nervous diver

I can't say enough about how great the staff at the dive center was, specifically my instructor... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2014
CaitlinVO
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Chicago, Illinois
Great place to learn to dive

I have now completed two certifications through Banarama dive center. All staff that I encountered... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2014
JVO73
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Chicago, Illinois
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Carretera Pavimentada Principal, West Bay, Roatan, Honduras
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I can't say enough about how great the staff at the dive center was, specifically my instructor Katy. I was on the fence about scuba diving because I'm generally scared of what lives the water. I figured that I would do a small dive from...More

1  Thank CaitlinVO
Bananarama03, Owner at Bananarama Dive Center, responded to this review

Caitlin, Diving is such an amazing experience and we are happy that you took the time start diving with us. Our Discover Scuba Diving class is designed just for this purpose... it allows guests to experience diving without a huge time or money commitment:) We...More

Reviewed 9 March 2014

I have now completed two certifications through Banarama dive center. All staff that I encountered were helpful, friendly and organized. While they provide the expertise and confidence that can only be the product of thousands of dives, there is still an atmosphere of excitement and...More

Thank JVO73
Bananarama03, Owner at Bananarama Dive Center, responded to this review

Zoe is fantastic and we are really glad to hear you enjoyed your dives with us! We generally do try to keep similar experienced divers together and it is always fun making new friends:) Thank you for sharing your experience with us and our future...More

Reviewed 6 March 2014

Visited Mar 3, 2014 My husband initially planned on diving with West End Divers, but when we went to West Bay, we immediately felt safer (since I was going to wait for him on the beach while he dove.) Bananarama is $5-$10 more than Coconut...More

Thank SteveLili
Bananarama03, Owner at Bananarama Dive Center, responded to this review

Lili, I would consider West Bay much safer than West End in many respects, but the price is also quite a bit different... it used to be that everyone went to West End for the variety of food and night life, but West Bay has...More

Reviewed 2 March 2014

I had no idea what to expect going to a place in a 3rd world country, an island pretty much off the beaten path called Roatan but man am I thrilled with what I left with. I have only the best memories and comments and...More

Thank ponomo1
Bananarama03, Owner at Bananarama Dive Center, responded to this review

Ponomo1, Thank you for your review! Marco has been with us now for 7 years... essentially since we purchased the resort... he actually was our construction superintendent who came down to check the cisterns, structures and building feasibility for the plan we had... On the...More

Reviewed 28 February 2014

So far we've done 6 dives with them and had two different dive masters. Daniel is fantastic and is helpful, informative and clear. He leads a great dive. He also did our night dive with us and was spot on and excellent with all of...More

Thank 534chrise
Bananarama03, Owner at Bananarama Dive Center, responded to this review

Chris, Daniel, Marco and Zoey are all amazing! Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with us and others. Our prices are very competitive and we thank you for your recommendation. I will tell Daniel, Marco and Zoey you said hello and...More

Reviewed 27 February 2014

Hello! I will be visiting your resort next week and cannot wait! Especially after reading even more rave reviews. Unfortunately I am a little disappointed in the follow up from the front desk. I have attempted reaching out to the resort via email and have...More

Thank N S
Bananarama03, Owner at Bananarama Dive Center, responded to this review

I have responded to you privately a couple of times now via Tripadvisor. We are extremely busy right now as we are in the middle of busy season... the phone in the reception is ringing off the hook:) If you would like immediate assistance and...More

Reviewed 26 February 2014

Thank you Bananarama for a great week. We had 3 rooms at the resort 8,9 and 11 and all were great. Water went cold in 8 and 9 turns out when we told the front desk maintenance came within 5 minutes to change the batteries...More

Thank Canadianblueberries
Bananarama03, Owner at Bananarama Dive Center, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your comments and recommendation. Our diveshop is amazing... the equipment is great, the boats are nice, but the staff is amazing which makes all the difference. We do offer a bit different approach to your diving experience than many of our competitors...More

Reviewed 25 February 2014

We had the pleasure of diving many times with Banarama. We found them to be patient ,knowledgeable,professional and very friendly. They always took the time to explain things and made you feel like their friend. You never felt like a number or cattle,they always go...More

Thank sherlb2013
Bananarama03, Owner at Bananarama Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and others. We greatly value your patronage and are really happy you enjoyed your experience. Our diveshop does offer amazing service, we keep our rental gear in great shape and we prefer the...More

Reviewed 18 February 2014

Our instructor was patient and kind! now her name eludes me, Jose,Zoey? but I had a wonderful time scuba diving for the first time. She was enthusiastic and coached me on! she gave us confidence to go to the next level! thankyou for a wonderful...More

Thank ssauce3
Bananarama03, Owner at Bananarama Dive Center, responded to this review

Zoey is an amazing instructor and we are very fortunate to have her with us. Thank you for taking the time to tell us what an amazing experience you had and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Louis

Reviewed 17 February 2014

We highly recommend the Bananarama Dive Center in Roatan! Prior to our trip, I emailed with Marco, the dive shop manager and he was prompt with his responses to me and assured me our dives were scheduled. We met with Marco when we arrived and...More

Thank Nancy K
Bananarama03, Owner at Bananarama Dive Center, responded to this review

Nancy, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and others. Marco and Lanita are fantastic! It can be difficult to catch the string of pearls while you are here depending upon the moon cycle... its only amazing for a short period of...More

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JennNutting
what type of boats do they have for diving? is it easy to get back into the boat? ladder or platform??
1 February 2017|
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Response from fixinta777 | Reviewed this property |
I posted a pic of the boats in the reviews of the dive center, as I can't find a spot to post the pic here. Hope the info helps!! Great staff and crew there!!
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RedDevilScuba
Hi I am a fully fledged dive store in Canada who runs trips to the caribbean I have 7 divers plus myself and was wondering what the cost of a dive package for 5- 2 tank morning dives and a night dive would be and would I be free or discounted.? Look forward to your quick reply Gary Smith
5 November 2015|
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Response from George P | Reviewed this property |
I don't work for Bananarama so I can't answer your question about what they could do for you and your group. You need to contact Marco at the dive shop through their website. I think they have a contact us form on the Dive... More
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Gina B
I am looking to get scuba certified then dive. Can this be done there at the dive shop. Or do uou have to come certified. Thanks gina
29 September 2015|
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Response from drdia | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have no worries with them - they will teach you and then practice with you and then take you for a great adventure. I recommend them very highly!
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