Watersports around West End
The waters around West End offer fantastic watersports – primarily diving, and superb snorkelling in the reef just offshore, but with plenty of other activities available.
Diving courses in West End are available for all levels, and prices are officially standardized. A four-day PADI Open Water course will cost about US$280, with some schools offering discounted accommodation. You will also have to buy a manual (US$35). Fun dives costs US$35–40 a dive, with ten-dive packages around US$300. All divers must also buy a US$10 pass, which is valid for a year. Recommended West End-based schools include: West End Divers (2445 4289, westenddivers.info); Ocean Connections (ocean-connections.com); Coconut Tree Divers (2445 4081, coconuttreedivers.com); Native Sons (2445 4003, nativesonsroatan.com) and Roatán Divers (8836 8414, roatandiver.com).
The best snorkelling spots around West End are at the mouth of Half Moon Bay and at the Blue Channel, which can be accessed from the beach 100m south of Foster’s bar; you can rent equipment (around US$10/day) from many of the dive schools and some shops along the main road.
You can rent sea kayaks from the Sea Breeze Inn, close to the entrance road; they also offer waterskiing. Alfredo (contactable through Sea Breeze Inn or on 9866 4582) offers fishing trips. Captain Danillo offers glass-bottomed-boat tours, leaving from the jetty opposite Coconut Tree Divers.
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