Roatan, Honduras


All Experience Levels
Turquoise Bay Resort
September 16 - 23, 2023


Have you always wanted to give back to the reef but weren’t sure how? Join us in beautiful Roatan for an opportunity to learn more about coral reefs and actively participate in coral restoration. Our divers will learn how to clean and transplant baby corals back in the ecosystem!

Trip Leader: Alex Dorgan

Ocean First continues our marine ecology adventure opportunities with a new trip to Roatan, Honduras to participate in coral restoration. We will be working with the Bay Islands Reef Restoration group to learn how
they take coral fragments from several types of local corals and help them to grow to a healthy size where they can be transplanted to the reef.

All participants will have the opportunity to take the SSI Coral Ecology course prior to departure and will actively take part in cleaning and transplanting the coral fragments. This is a great way to give back to the coral reefs that have given us all so much during our diving tenure. Don’t miss this opportunity for a hands on learning experience in a beautiful, tropical setting!

Trip Inclusions:

  • 7 nights lodging at Turquoise Bay Resort
  • 5 days of 3 tank boat dives
  • SSI Coral Ecology Course
  • Bay Islands Reef Restoration Program
  • All meals & afternoon snacks
  • Unlimited local beer, house cocktails & non-alcoholic drinks
  • Airport transfers
  • Local taxes
  • Free WiFi
  • Ocean First escort

Not included:

  • Roundtrip airfare DEN - RTB
  • Crew gratuities
  • Baggage fees
  • Any unforeseen cost at the time of booking.
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Trip Cost:

  • $2,425 ocean view, based on double occupancy 
  • $2,745 ocean view, based on single occupancy 

Payment Schedule:

  • Non-refundable deposit: $750
  • Final payment due August 1, 2023
  • Passport must be valid for 6 months after departure date

Cancellation Policy:

  • Changes made to the reservation may result in additional fees.
  • Cancellation 180 days or more: refund given based on reselling the space, minus the initial deposit.
  • 179 - 120 days: payments made to date are forfeited as well as any vendor fees.
  • 119 days or less or a no-show: no refunds given.

We strongly recommend securing trip cancellation insurance to protect your investment in the unlikely event you need to cancel your trip. Our preferred provider is DAN Trip Insurance.

Standard Recommended Accessories:

  • GoBe S500 LED light
  • Safety sausage w/ whistle (SMB)
  • Squeeze Lock knife
  • Reefsaver

Trip Specific Recommendations: 

  • Primary dive light
  • Hood and/or hooded vest
  • Dry bag
  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Night & Limited Visibility
  • Waves, Tides and Currents
  • Fish ID certification
  • Deep certification
  • Nitrox certification