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Stanley Submarines

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Half Moon Bay, West End, Roatan IB3108, Honduras
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How to see the reef without getting wet

Just fantastic - do it. Get up close to the reef and its many inhabitants even if you can't... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
781clivem
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Karl Stanley and his mad genius opens a world of wonder.

For many of us—much to our detriment—feelings wonder, awe and excitement about the world around... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Banks3
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St. Louis, Missouri
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Stanley Submarines is the premier location in the world for the public to have access to the deep sea. It is the longest operating and deepest diving operation of it's kind. We have been in business since 1998 and take tours as deep as 2000 feet.
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Half Moon Bay, West End, Roatan IB3108, Honduras
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"captain karl"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"yellow submarine"
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"octopus"
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Just fantastic - do it. Get up close to the reef and its many inhabitants even if you can't swim. My non swimming wife loved it.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

For many of us—much to our detriment—feelings wonder, awe and excitement about the world around become more difficult to achieve over time. Climbing into the Idabel (Mr. Stanley's second self-built submarine) and settling in behind the forward panoramic viewing bay felt like opening the cover...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I've never had a chance to be in a submarine so this is a golden opportunity. Roatan is on a reef and has abundant and rare life forms undersea, especially really deep, like 1,000 plus feet. In 2-1/2 hours you can go down to 1,200...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

My boyfriend and I did the 1500 foot dive. We totally didn't know what to expect. We went to see the Sub and try to meet Karl the day before our ride but there was someone there filming so we didn't get the opportunity to...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2016

My husband is fascinated with submarines. In fact he had always intended in building one but it's not practical where we live. As we were planning our trip to escape the fall weather we decided to take a cruise that include Roatan as one of...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went to Roatan specfically to go down with Karl Stanley on Idabel. It was an amazing experience, one that we will never forget. We did 2 dives with Karl, one to see the rare six gill shark and one to the deep water Lophelia...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was fortunate enough to join Karl on one of his infamous Shark Dives last night, and know without a doubt that this experience will stay with me forever. As an Open Water Scuba Instructor, avid Free-Diver, and lover of all things wet, I knew...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Climb aboard the Idabel, a submarine that can make you visit the bottom of the ocean and allow you to meet rare sea creatures at a depth of over 2000 ft. This three and a half hours experience is unforgettable and may seem completely surreal....More

2  Thank christinesecco
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This is an incredible and rare opportunity to do something few will ever do. My husband and I debated whether or not to go-- it's certainly expensive and a bit unusual and I'm always open to saving our pennies but we have absolutely no regrets....More

1  Thank whitneyblazek
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

This is truly a fantastic voyage. The exploration of an unknown world and seeing the variety of unusual living creatures that live deep in the ocean is an unforgettable experience. The three person sub may seem a little cramped at times but that is completely...More

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Bob G
15 December 2017|
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Response from subkarl | Property representative |
To go 1000 feet for 1.5 hours is $500 a person, to go 1500 feet for 2.5 hours is $700 a person, to go 2000 feet for 3.5 hours is $900 a person- Unfortunately the total weight limit is 440 pounds, so in your case you would... More
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20 June 2017|
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Response from AdventureUnlimited01 | Reviewed this property |
My husband went on this excursion down 2200 feet. I did not want to go and we preferred not to pay full price so the proprietor matched my husband with another solo but traveler allowing them to each pay a portion. The... More
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