Roatan has long been famous as a world-class diving destination. Infrastructural improvements, direct flights from North America have made Roatan more accessible as an upscale divers´ haven. The inclusions of Mayan Princess are designed to make your destination dive vacation simply perfect.
Roatan's close proximity to the Reef offers a wide variety of diving locations to choose from and to explore its calm protected world-class waters. Diving with us will add an unforgettable experience to your vacation.
With our reef easily accessible for both, first-time divers and experienced divers it will give the opportunity to all level divers to explore a variety of marine environments at shallow depths with colorful walls that go as deep as your certification allows you to dive, guided by local experienced divemasters.
Our diving packages will give you the opportunity to explore our reefs, shipwrecks, swim thru's, night dives, and drift dives. Our packages will be the best way to enjoy your diving week.
We offer three dives per day: two-morning dives, one afternoon dive, or night and sunrise dives available upon request. Dive ratios are followed under safety standards recognized by the diving industry
Custom made packages are also offered upon request, we can adjust to your needs and time accordingly.
At Mayan Princess, our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Resort is the ideal complement to our first-class location, offering courses for beginners to professional divers. Our staff, dive equipment, and amazing location are second to none, teaching you everything you need to be competent and comfortable exploring our vibrant underwater world.
Our course options are designed to enhance your diving skills at any level of certification. We also offer advanced and specialty certifications, including courses with flexible schedules, equipped with the latest online learning technology to shorten your classroom time and spend more time enjoying underwater life. Many of our divers decide to study the course content before arrival so they are able to spend more time in the water and enjoy all Roatan has to offer.
We’ll find a course that’s right for you, our PADI professional instructors can guide you through your first dive and help you develop the skills to become a better diver.
Start your certification before you arrive
Enroll in the PADI eLearning program with our dive shop and save vacation time by completing the 8-hour classroom portion online at your own pace before you arrive. Take the practical exam with our PADI certified instructor on resort and dive the same day. Your PADI certification is valid anywhere in the world.
up to PADI Instructor Development courses.
PPB- Peak Performance Buoyancy
Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level.
The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.
Learn how to: Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy, trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water, streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water, hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.
The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, our night dive is the perfect opportunity for you.
During three night dives, you’ll practice: Light handling and communication techniques, entering, exiting, and navigating in the dark, identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course.
Ships, airplanes, and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually team with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for a new discovery. Learn to safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks, surveying, and mapping a wreck, using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration, techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.
If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.
Full Face Mask
Diving with a full face mask allows you to breathe from your nose, mouth and provides added comfort to your dives. They are also beneficial for those who have difficulty using standard scuba masks. Diving with a full face mask offers a different experience and that alone may be the reason to give it a try. Learn to properly prepare and check your mask for the dive, make adjustments underwater, clear water out of the mask, and respond to simulated out-of-gas emergency situations.
You need to be a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old to enroll in the Full Face Mask Diver course.
Mayan Divers boats' Nellie, Eli, Maite, and Island Princess are our four spacious, comfortable, reliable, and custom made dive boats exclusively for the divers' needs.
The boat we use will depend on the size of the group and your needs. Our boats are fully manned with qualified staff, that have a lot of experience and have worked with us for many years.
Each boat is set up for divers, as your safety is our number one priority.
Our boats always carry the following:
• Emergency Oxygen Kit
• First Aid Kit
• Spare Equipment Bag
• Iced drinking water
• Dive Roster
• Cell Phone
• Life jackets
• Fire extinguisher
* All boats are equipped with a roof for sun protection.
The boats are suitable and comfortable for adaptive divers; we offer special beach wheelchairs to take adaptive divers on board. Dive boats are moored at the beach with easy access and offered assistance if needed from our strong and safe dive leaders. We are proud to have a well-equipped boat fleet that is perfect for your scuba or snorkeling adventure.
Mayan Divers takes great pride in providing some of the finest, newest, and best quality rental equipment in Roatan. We mainly use Scubapro dive gear, one of the largest scuba equipment manufacturers in the world, renowned for providing reliable and strong equipment. The maintenance given to the Scubapro is provided by certified technicians with years of experience.
Many divers may have questions about gear. No problem! We’ve listed several main features of the dive equipment provided through our Mayan Divers Shop:
• Our regulators are equipped with dive computers on their gauges. Wrist computers are available for rent fo divers who use their own equipment but need a dive computer replacement.
• Three-millimeter neoprene shorty’s long sleeve wetsuit available for rent, these wetsuits provide enough coverage for our warm water’s temperature between 79F – 84F degrees and accommodate BCD’s with weight integrated pockets.
• We offer aluminum 63, 80, 100cf tanks, yoke valves both air and Nitrox. All tanks are new and within their hydro and visual inspection updates.
• Our Coltri and Bauer are filled using compressors equipped with a three-phase electric motor and powerful pumping units. Nitrox is filled with a membrane that separates nitrogen and oxygen at atmospheric pressure until Nitrox 40%. Oxygen is obtained and can be compressed at a pressure of 232 bar in combination with a high-pressure compressor.
If you have specific gear-related questions, please contact us. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have.
Mayan Divers PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center comes with an experienced five-star team. With pride, our staff works hard to make your dive experience extraordinary.
Local and internationally trained dive instructors guide your dive experience and help you build skills. Our well-versed instructors consistently help divers find magnificent underwater creatures and more.
Our skilled staff is happy to work with adaptive divers which include experienced instructors, captains, and great customer service at the office. Everyone at Mayan Divers takes pride in offering high-quality service and personalized care. There’s no better team than Mayan Divers to introduce you to the wonderful underwater world of Roatan!
The facility has just completed renovations to handle physically-challenged divers. Mayan Princess and its sister resort and dive shop, Turquoise Bay Resort and Subway Watersports, have made a strong commitment to the adaptive diving community. Together, with the on-site dive operations Mayan Divers and Subway Watersports, divers with adaptive needs and physical challenges will have an opportunity to enjoy Roatan's many underwater sites.
Touring our island with a dive center? We have you covered.
Discover the joy of scuba diving, while exploring Roatan's incredible underwater world.
Mayan Divers provide a world-class, safe, and enjoyable experience diving the wonders of Roatan underwater. We hope you’ll join the Mayan Divers community to create some memorable experiences together!