Freediving in Roatan

Last updated: October 11, 2023

Roatan is famous for SCUBA. It is also home to an excellent freediving community.

Sean Naficy took these pictures of me one day as we were diving off the Grand Roatan Resort beach.

Where to Freedive in Roatan

There are a few locations that you can easily freedive from the beach in Roatan. One of my favorites is right near the Grand Roatan Resort.

Check out his girlfriend’s Instagram @samunderthesea for more freediving pics.

Underwater image with person wearing flippers swimming near coral in Honduras while freediving in Roatan
Me chasing a little school of fish in Roatan, Honduras (July 2019)

Roatan, Honduras - Man freediving in the ocean, wearing flippers underwater
This one is my favorite! Thanks Sean for capturing this. Swimming up to a kayak.
Coral reefs and underwater freediver in Roatan, Honduras
I like freediving because it feels like freedom. Fitting, then, that this picture was taken on the 4th of July

Grand Roatan Resort in Honduras

We entered the beach right off the Grand Roatan Resort, where I stayed for a few days. I wrote about the resort and SCUBA diving in my notes and photos here: Roatan, Honduras: Pictures and Notes

Satellite image from Google with circled area near the Grand Roatan Resort in Honduras
The circled area had good depths as the coral reef wall dropped off.
Map of where we went freediving in Roatan, Honduras
Same location, but just with vector maps.

Freediving Schools in Roatan

These are some SCUBA shops which will help you to do freediving in Roatan. The only one that I personally have used was at the aforementioned resort.

2017 Freediving Competition (VIDEO)

In 2017, there was a major freediving competition in Roatan. Here is a recap and overview from YouTube:

More Roatan Photos

Roatan, Honduras - White sand beach with a palm tree, looking out to the ocean
Looking out to the ocean from the Grand Roatan Resort. Directly out is where we went freediving.
Roatan, Honduras - Blue ocean, gray rocks, green trees
The rocky edge of West Bay Beach in Roatan. I took this photo with my drone shortly before it crashed on the rocks.

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