Mental and physical fitness are important factors to consider when scuba diving. Being in good physical shape can help divers to handle the physical demands of diving, such as carrying and handling heavy equipment, and can also reduce the risk of injury. Mental fitness is also important, as diving can be mentally challenging and requires a certain level of focus and concentration.Read More
Mental & Physical fitness for Scuba Diving
Sunscreen & Coral Reefs
Reef safe sunscreen is a type of sunscreen that is designed to be less harmful to coral reefs and other marine life. These sunscreens typically use mineral-based ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, instead of chemical ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate.Read More
What is a PADI Bubblemaker?
The Padi Bubblemaker is as much fun as it sounds!Read More
Hydration and the importance of it while diving.
Hydration is an essential aspect of scuba diving, as it helps to prevent a variety of health complications that can occur when diving. The human body is composed of 60% water, and this water is necessary for the proper functioning of the body's systems. When diving, the body's internal temperature is cooled, and the body loses water through sweat and respiration. If the body does not receive enough water to replace this lost water, it can lead to dehydration, which can cause a variety of problems for divers.Read More
Packing Tips for your holiday to Roatan
Packing correctly for a holiday in Roatan is important to ensure that you have everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable trip. Here are some tips to ensure you bring the essentials and not too much:
Make a list: Before you start packing, make a list of everything you need to bring. This will help you stay organized and ensure that you don't forget anything important.
Pack light: Roatan is a tropical island, so you won't need to bring heavy clothing or shoes. Pack light, breathable clothing that can be layered if necessary. Add a lightweight rain jacket, you will be pleased to have it in the slight chance there is a bit of rain.
Bring sunscreen & bug spray: Roatan is known for its beautiful beaches and clear waters, so be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, and as with many tropical places Roatan do have them pesky no-see-ums or sand flies. Try to avoid DEET if you are going in the water. There are some great natural repellents that are environmentally friendly. Check out AEGIS all natural products that can be purchased at most places on Roatan.
Pack a hat and sunglasses: A wide-brimmed hat and a pair of sunglasses will help protect your face and eyes from the sun.
Bring a water bottle: The island can get hot and humid, so it's important to stay hydrated. A reusable water bottle will save you money and help reduce plastic waste.
Don't forget your swimsuit: Funnily enough so many people forget the most important part of clothing visiting a tropical island... Otherwise you can visit Paya Bay, Roatan's nude beach. 😉
Bring comfortable shoes: Roatan is a very active island, you'll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you bring comfortable shoes that are suitable for walking or exploring. Flip Flops!!!!
Pack a first aid kit: You never know when you might need it, so it's always a good idea to bring a small first aid kit with you. Anti-Diarrhea and Antihistamines and your choice of painkiller is always a good shout.
Bring cash: Roatan is a more rural island and not all places accept credit cards, bring cash to be on the safe side. US Dollars and local Lempira is accepted anywhere on the island. When bringing US Dollars make sure your bills are not ripped or damaged in anyway as most places will not accept them, because of the banks here. It can get frustrating but rules are rules and if you know them ahead of time you are less likely to get annoyed.
Don't forget to pack your smile: People in Roatan are generally happy and eager to greet you with a smile, reciprocating with your pearly whites will establish a great connection from the start.
By following these tips, you'll be able to pack everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable holiday in Roatan. Remember to stay organized and pack light, so you can enjoy your trip without worrying about lugging around heavy bags.
Fascinating facts on Crinoids
Crinoids, also known as sea lilies or feather stars, are marine animals that belong to the phylum Echinodermata and the class Crinoidea. They are characterized by their feathery arms, which they use to capture food particles from the water, and their central disk-like body, which contains the mouth and other vital organs.Read More
What's the story behind the logo & boat names of Reef Gliders?
It all starts with our matriarch Irma. The Reef Gliders logo is a tribal shark, a blue shark to be specific. It is one of Irma's favorite sharks in fact. Since she has been a lover of the ocean and sharks in particular from a very early age due to her dad being an avid fisherman, free diver and ocean lover himself. The blue shark caught her eye because of its elegance and the fact that female blue sharks have skin three times thicker than the males....... So when Irma decided on her first tattoo it was exactly what she wanted, a tribal blue shark. It was one of our team members (Victor) that pointed out to her that, that should be our logo and we all instantly loved the idea.Read More
What is all the hype about diving in Roatan?
Roatan is a small island located in the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Honduras. It is part of the Bay Islands, which also includes Utila and Guanaja. The island is known for its beautiful beaches, lush tropical forests, and crystal clear waters, making it a popular destination for tourists and divers alike.Read More
Guanaja...off the beaten path
Guanaja (pronounced: gwa-na’-‘ha). Is one of the lesser-known but equally idyllic bay islands of Honduras.Read More
How do I become a PADI Divemaster?
Am I ready for the Divemaster Course? What's it all about?
Divemaster is undoubtedly the greatest sounding title in diving, I mean, any non-divers will think you’re basically the scuba equivalent of Luke Skywalker. But before you get to skip around the dive centre pretending to be an Aqua Jedi Master, you must complete one of the best experiences any scuba addict could ask for: the PADI Divemaster Course.Read More