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Bananarama Dive Center

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Address: Carretera Pavimentada Principal, West Bay, Roatan, Honduras
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727-564-9058
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Bananarama Dive Center offers the full range of diving activities on the...

Bananarama Dive Center offers the full range of diving activities on the worlds' second largest barrier reef. Experienced staff, small groups and the best dive sites make diving with Bananarama an unforgettable experience.

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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 Katy. I was on the fence about scuba diving because I'm generally scared of what... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2014
CaitlinVO
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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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 shore and could swim back if I hated it. I was very close to swimming... More 

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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 hope to see you again soon and we hope the next time you do choose... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 amazement on every trip. As an instructor, Zoe brings the great passion and enthusiasm that... More 

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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 guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Louis More 

Atlanta, GA
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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 Tree and West End Divers, but it's so worth being on a prettier beach after... More 

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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 grown so much that many guests do not go out to eat there as much... More 

Staten Island, New York
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 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 thoughts about Marco and his fantastic staff of Mariela at the office. Who were always... More 

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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 first visit he was hooked... came back to the US sold all his stuff and... More 

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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 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 his guide skills! The other instructor was a young woman, but holy smokes, she was... More 

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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 we look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Louis More 

Chandler, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 yet to receive a response. I inquired about setting up transportation from the airport to... More 

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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 are having a problem with our US phone line at 727 564 9058 please email... More 

Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 in there system and voila, hot water again. There is no swimming pool , tv's... More 

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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 and we are happy you enjoyed it. Our new packages that will be available in... More 

Garson, Canada
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 out of their way to accommodate you.We left our dive equipment for days with them... More 

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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 smaller boats that are fast and shaded to the larger "cattle" style boats. Its not... More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 experience. I am glad you were my first!

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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 More 

Carson City, Nevada
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 he went through the paperwork and their processes. We had prepaid for 2 -10 dive... More 

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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 time each month and we hope to show you it in the future:) One of... More 

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