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Native Sons Dive Shop

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West End, Honduras
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About Native Sons Dive Shop
Native Sons is the longest running dive shop in West End, under the same ownership. Set up in 1993, by local dive legend Alvin Jackson, Native Sons provides a 5 star service and has a spotless safety record. If you are looking for the best, most professional outfit, with the nicest boat in the Bay Islands, this is where you need to dive.
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M M wrote a review Oct 2021
Seattle, Washington12 contributions6 helpful votes
My friend and I took advantage of a non-work window during early October and chose to enjoy a little paradise by diving the colorful coral reef at Roatan, Honduras while relaxing at Hotel Chillies for the week. As I have dove with other dive shops in Roatan, I continue to use Native Sons since I encountered them in April of 2018. The environment for their guests is setup for success. I woke up, threw on my board shorts, and walked ~30 seconds to check my dive gear that Native Sons has readied for inspection. Then another ~30 second walk has brought us to the clear waters of the Caribbean, we board our dive boat, and head out to another of the many dive sites available. Bring your own gear or rent with Native Sons who have all you need to enjoy some SCUBA diving. They also offer many different dive certifications and during our week of fun, dive master Eddie introduced a young couple to SCUBA diving. Seeing their smiling faces after their dives, experiencing a new world with rays, moray eels, and a multitude of marine life, was really gratifying. We had underwater visibility up to 100ft on most of our dives. A real pleasure from our normal Pacific Northwest/Puget Sound diving. An unadvertised feature with Native Sons and Hotel Chillies, which have the same owners, is the onsite local eatery called Yahongreh. The cook, Marisol, quickly and competently provided short-order local breakfasts and lunches, along with tasty real fruit smoothies to us hungry divers and other people in West End. Our stay at Hotel Chillies made our diving with Native Sons simple and seamless. Very reasonable rates and the simple, local decor enhanced our time relaxing in the tropical sun. A couple of dives, a filling lunch, and a good book make it very hard to get out of the hammock. In between naps I could look up and see and hear parrots in the trees overhead. Hummingbirds would zoom by then light on the many flowers in bloom. I never thought about work the whole time.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from Michele A, Owner at Native Sons Dive Shop
Responded 26 Oct 2021
What a lovely review. Thanks so much for taking the time to write about our place in such detail. It was a pleasure having you visit again and we hope to see you in the not too distant future. Best wishes.
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steve wimerII wrote a review Oct 2021
Milwaukee, Wisconsin8 contributions3 helpful votes
Great people who know the reefs and waters of the west end as well as possible. Fantastic dive boat with the best captains at the helm and always flexible with what dive sites you want to dive and how you want to dive, you want to feel secure and stay close to the leader or have a divemaster with you, they will do it, want to take photos or shoot some video they will help and make suggestions with what you want to do, and if the boat is not full, if conditions are good they are pretty much going out no matter what! One of the best dive operators anywhere. Dive with true professionals who will become some of your best friends!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Michele A, Owner at Native Sons Dive Shop
Responded 26 Oct 2021
Awww. Thanks so much for such a lovely review. I'm so happy I got to meet you at last. Here's hoping for many more visits to Roatan. Best wishes to you and Kat. XXX
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Anónimo wrote a review Oct 2021
Madrid, Spain142 contributions66 helpful votes
I had a really good time here. The cabin was very confortable and cozy and the dives were amazing. I has the chance to see a lot of diferent fish and turtles. The owner is really nice
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from Michele A, Owner at Native Sons Dive Shop
Responded 26 Oct 2021
Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a nice review. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and diving with us.
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Szandra L wrote a review Oct 2021
31 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had a great time diving with Native Sons, everyone was super nice to us. The boat is very comfortable and the dives are very relaxed. I had plenty of time to take pictures while with the group. They help you to carry your gear back and forth to the boat. The rinsing area always has clean water to properly wash your gear. They even offered to pick us up from our accomodation. They helped us to organize the shark diving as well. We seen many eagle rays and turtles too.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Michele A, Owner at Native Sons Dive Shop
Responded 7 Oct 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a lovely review. It was really nice to have you here diving with us and I am so happy you enjoyed it. Happy travels to you both.
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Aleksander S wrote a review Oct 2021
Slemmestad, Norway1 contribution
I first came to Roatán in 2016 to do my open water certification at Native Sons. And I have been coming back every year since. Michelle the owner always meet you with a smile and will fix everything for you, and the dive masters are the best at guiding you around the beautiful reef. These guys have become like my family away from home, can’t wait to come back and dive with Native Sons!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from Michele A, Owner at Native Sons Dive Shop
Responded 7 Oct 2021
Awww. What a lovely review. Thank you so much. Looking forward to your next visit.
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