Jan 19, 2023 10:26:42 AM

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.

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Jan 15, 2023 1:08:35 PM

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.

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Jan 11, 2023 3:28:05 PM

Guanaja...off the beaten path

Guanaja (pronounced: gwa-na’-‘ha). Is one of the lesser-known but equally idyllic bay islands of Honduras.

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Dec 3, 2022 3:46:44 PM

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.

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Nov 14, 2022 2:44:28 PM

The Seamounts of Cayos Cochinos - Dive Safari Trip

Have you ever heard of the Seamounts? Here's a top choice for divers who are looking for something different in Roatan

The Seamounts of Cayos Cochinos (Hog Cays) are some of Roatan's most spectacular dives. Not many people know about this amazing archipelago lying between Roatan and the northern shores of Honduras. Cayos Cochinos consists of two small islands (Cayo Menor and Cayo Grande) and 13 smaller coral cays, lost in the turquoise Caribbean waters surrounded by amazing underwater banks and seamounts.  The sea around these islands harbors a myriad of dive sites formed by an underwater mountain range that creates the reef system: Roatan Banks. 

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Oct 28, 2022 10:30:00 AM

The 'El Águila' Wreck

What is it like to dive Roatan's most popular wreck? All you need to know about 'El Águila' Wreck

Diving 'El Águila' wreck in Roatan

The most popular wreck dive off the coast of Roatan is without question the El Águila (The Eagle) and it is easy to see why. The El Águila is a 200 foot cargo ship that was purposefully sunk in 1997 due to growing diver interest in wrecks. She was positioned close to the reef at about 110 feet. However, a couple of weeks later, Hurricane Mitch came along and split the wreck into three distinct pieces and that is how she remains today at a 45 degree angle. 

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Oct 14, 2022 6:13:57 PM

Why Roatan is the perfect place for your PADI IDC

Where is best to take the PADI Instructor course? A question mused over by many a future dive instructor

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the key stepping stone to a career in diving, and making the decision to ditch the 9-5 for sunshine, sand and compressed air is a no-brainer. But before you walk out the door, punching the air shouting ‘Carpe Diem!’, you have to know where (literally) on earth you’re going.

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Jun 28, 2022 7:47:27 PM

Top 5 things to consider before taking the PADI IDC

The decision has been made and a new life awaits, you’re going to be a dive instructor. But what else should you think about before you book your PADI IDC course?

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