Part of a volcanic and coral mountain range, Guanaja is within the world's second-largest barrier reef, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Dive sites surround the entire island, so it's possible to find a site with calm water on nearly any day of the week. Just steps from the sandy beach, the rocks, and flats surrounding the island, this location is perfect for those who love shore diving and searching for all of the unique fish species that inhabit the shallows. The Villa on Dunbar Rock is a one-of-a-kind resort providing stunning 360-degree views. The 15,000-square-foot property spans 4 floors, with plenty of space for fun group gatherings to discuss the day's fish sightings!

Project Focus: The purpose of this trip is to conduct fish surveys to support REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project. Click here to learn more about participating in fish surveys on a REEF Field Survey Trip!

Best Suited For: Divers. 

Accommodations: The Villa on Dunbar Rock has 6 oceanfront rooms with 2 queen beds and 3 oceanfront rooms with 1 king bed. There are also two suites available. The Presidential Suite has 1 king bed, a sitting area, and an outdoor Jacuzzi. The Penthouse Suite has 2 queen beds and a sitting area with excellent water views. All rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, a digital safe, a private bathroom, and a patio or balcony. No children under age 16 are permitted as guests at the Villa on Dunbar Rock. Please note: there are a considerable amount of stairs between the dock, guest rooms, and the dining area. Participants should be physically able to climb a few flights of stairs multiple times throughout the day. 

Diving: The trip package includes up to 3 boat dives each day, Sunday, March 23 to Thursday, March 27, and 2 boat dives on Friday, March 28. Boats depart for a 2-tank dive each morning and a 1-tank afternoon dive following lunch. Unlimited shore diving is available 24/7. Nitrox is available for certified divers at no additional cost. Please be prepared to present your certification card. The average water temperature during the time of the trip is 80 degrees F.

Pricing, Inclusions, and Other Fees

  Oceanfront Room Presidential Suite/Penthouse Suite
Double Occ. Diver $2,395 $2,895
*Single Occ. Diver $3,605 Please inquire for details

*Based on Availability

Please note: a 19% Honduran tax will be added to all packages.

Price Includes: The trip package includes 7 nights of accommodation, up to 3 boat dives daily (excluding arrival and departure days), unlimited shore diving, gourmet meals and happy hour snacks, coffee and tea, Wi-Fi, use of sea kayaks and paddleboards, and boat transfers to/from Guanaja airport.

REEF Program Fee: A REEF Program Fee of $300 will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leader, seminar, and REEF survey materials. REEF Fee applies to all divers and/or attendees age 18 and up.

Other Costs Paid to REEF: A 19% Honduran tax will be added to the cost of all packages. An inter-island ferry from Roatan to Guanaja will be arranged by the resort for all guests and the cost for this will be paid directly to REEF. 

Additional Fees: The following costs are not included in the price paid to REEF. All flights and associated travel to and from Roatan, rental gear, and alcoholic beverages. Gratuities are not included in the trip package and are at each individual's discretion.


To reserve your space, email or call 305-588-5869. A $500 per person deposit will be due to confirm your reservation. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules. 

Honduras Travel Info

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included. REEF strongly recommends that each participant purchase adequate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances. REEF partners with both DiveAssure and DAN to offer travel insurance packages specifically for divers. REEF will receive a portion of the proceeds from travel insurance purchases when you click on the following affiliate links for DiveAssure or DAN.

How to Get There: Participants should make arrangements to fly into Roatan (RTB) arriving on or before Saturday, March 22, and departing on Saturday, March 29, 2025. Participants will then be transferred to the port to board the ferry. More details on departure times and ferry costs will be given closer to the trip's departure date. Participants are responsible for booking their own international airfare to Roatan and hotel in Roatan if arriving early.

Transfers: Boat transfers from the Guanaja ferry dock to the resort are included in the package. Upon arrival, participants will be greeted by a Villa on Dunbar Rock representative, who will collect luggage and lead everyone to the boat dock. It is about a 10-minute boat ride.

Passports, Documentation and Visas:  Visitors to Honduras are required to have a current passport that is valid for at least six months after the date of entry, and one blank page. U.S. citizens visiting Honduras for less than 90 days do not require a visa. Please refer to the appropriate consulate for requirements to enter Honduras.

COVID-19 Considerations: It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that they understand and comply with all local requirements (for entry and visit as a tourist) of the host destination, and for exit and entry requirements for their home country. Be prepared for your plans to change. Be sure your travel insurance covers COVID-related issues. No travel is risk-free during the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example, due to a new COVID-19 variant. Please be aware that REEF is not a travel agent. We are doing our best to interpret the information provided by our trip vendor and the host country’s government COVID-19 webpages. We encourage everyone to do their own research, interpretation, and due diligence. Please see REEF’s COVID-19 Considerations and Vaccine Policies section in our REEF Field Survey Trips Policies page for more information.