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Stanley Submarines

Half Moon Bay, West End, Roatan IB3108, Honduras
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Bucket list, turned hobby

I did my first dive with Karl in May of 2015, after reading a silly Sci-fi novella and deciding I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Indescribable, but I'll try

There's a reason so many reviews describe this as a "once in a lifetime" experience. Nowhere else... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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Stanley Submarines is the premier location in the world for the public to have access to the deep sea. It is the longest operating and deepest diving operation of it's kind. We have been in business since 1998 and take tours as deep as 2000 feet.
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Half Moon Bay, West End, Roatan IB3108, Honduras
Half Moon Bay, West End, Roatan IB3108, Honduras
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I did my first dive with Karl in May of 2015, after reading a silly Sci-fi novella and deciding I wanted to see the deep sea for myself. I was hooked immediately. Five dives in (three with Stanley Submarines, two of which were just last...More

Thank tobilynne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a reason so many reviews describe this as a "once in a lifetime" experience. Nowhere else on earth can you dive 2000 ft and have access to a deepsea trench like this. I was worried there wouldn't be much to see-- but there was...More

Thank ltoplosk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Carl was beyond professional and I can't believe I got to experience the bottom of the ocean like this

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This was by far a once in a life time sort of experience. It was so cool to spend so much time deep down under water. The bioluminescence as we went down was absolutely epic. We had a little issue with the booking and had...More

Thank msuhich
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience. I can only echo the reviews of others on here. A unique opportunity for tourists to go down to these depths and see the wildlife down there. We were fortunate enough to see a six gilled shark which was fantastic. Not cheap but...More

Thank TrujilloDonald2010
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I've always been fascinated by deep sea creatures, so, when I first found out about Karl's submarine trips, I immediately started planning a trip to Roatan to experience his Lophelia Reef and Sixgill Shark dives. Karl always answered his emails within a day, and he...More

Thank kataliciousdef
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Just fantastic - do it. Get up close to the reef and its many inhabitants even if you can't swim. My non swimming wife loved it.

Thank 781clivem
Reviewed 26 February 2017

For many of us—much to our detriment—feelings wonder, awe and excitement about the world around become more difficult to achieve over time. Climbing into the Idabel (Mr. Stanley's second self-built submarine) and settling in behind the forward panoramic viewing bay felt like opening the cover...More

Thank Banks3
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I've never had a chance to be in a submarine so this is a golden opportunity. Roatan is on a reef and has abundant and rare life forms undersea, especially really deep, like 1,000 plus feet. In 2-1/2 hours you can go down to 1,200...More

1  Thank susanaquerida
Reviewed 28 January 2017

My boyfriend and I did the 1500 foot dive. We totally didn't know what to expect. We went to see the Sub and try to meet Karl the day before our ride but there was someone there filming so we didn't get the opportunity to...More

Thank q1964
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Bob G
15 December 2017|
Response from subkarl | Property representative |
To go 1000 feet for 1.5 hours is $500 a person, to go 1500 feet for 2.5 hours is $700 a person, to go 2000 feet for 3.5 hours is $900 a person- Unfortunately the total weight limit is 440 pounds, so in your case you would... More
20 June 2017|
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Response from AdventureUnlimited01 | Reviewed this property |
My husband went on this excursion down 2200 feet. I did not want to go and we preferred not to pay full price so the proprietor matched my husband with another solo but traveler allowing them to each pay a portion. The... More