PID Rates

Cayos Cochinos Divers (CCD) / Pirate Islands Divers (PID)

We are a remote scuba diving and snorkeling safari service running trips from La Ceiba and Sambo Creek on the coast of Honduras to the Cayos Cochinos Marine Park. PID offers day trips or multi-day packages for snorkelers, divers, and explorers. We also offer recreational PADI dive courses from beginner to master scuba diver as well as professional dive courses.  Dive gear and transportation to Cayos is included in our prices.  We are located at the beach front Hotel Canadien in Sambo Creek next to the Hotel Canadien.   See the Trip Advisor links at the bottom of this page.

About Cayos Cochinos

Cayos Cochinos are a group of two small islands and 13 small coral islands located halfway between the Honduran mainland city of La Ceiba and the Caribbean resort destinations of Roatan and Utila. The islands are so picturesque that the 'Survivor' television program (for Italy and Spain) lodges and films here!  We cater to small groups, offering the best nature in the Caribbean that Honduras has to offer, all within a strictly patrolled Marine Park.  The population of the island chain is about 350 people; so there is no electrical power company and most of the islands don´t have running water.  We run the generator or solar lights two to three hours a night.  We describe ourselves as a scuba Safari outpost so people understand that we are not a resort and should think of overnight stays on the island more like camping with cabins.  We are more for the roughing it, adventurous type of diver looking for inexpensive good diving.  We also offer upgraded lodging for those looking for a more comfortable environment.

Deposits

We recommend making a deposit, because the first deposit determines where we dive and how our staff is distributed for the date requested.  We take a 40% deposits thru PayPal but once you are here in Honduras we only take cash (the nearest ATM is twenty to an hour and twenty minutes away) or you could pay by PayPal in advance, then you won't have to worry about traveling with a lot of cash.  If you send the payment as a friend to a friend then there are no fees, otherwise you are responsible for the PayPal fees.  Here is a little more information about what we offer and current specials.

All prices are per person

 

Current Specials

Packages includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, free meals and very simple cabins

Number of persons

1

2

3-4

5-6

Overnight snorkeling trip with introduction to diving, no experience required, one dive

$150

$140

$130

$120

9 Pack of dives, 3 days, 2 nights, 8 dives + 1 bonus dives

$410

$410

$410

$410

Open Water & Advanced  Open Water 5 days, 4 nights, 9 dives + 1 bonus dives**

$610

$610

$610

$610

Advanced Open Water & Rescue 5 days, 4 nights, 9 dives + 1 bonus dives**

$620

$620

$620

$620

 

Notes:

**Requires independent study (reading and knowledge reviews ) completed before arrival

 

Day Trips

Number of persons

1

2

3-4

5-6

Two dives trip

$170*

$95

$85

$80

Three dives trip

$180*

$125

$115

$105

Two dives trip with lunch****

$180*

$105

$86

$84

Three dives trip with lunch****

$190*

$135

$125

$115

Snorkeling trip ***

$40**

$40**

$40**

$40

Notes:

*When available, there is a two person minimum but if there are other guests on the trip we may accommodate this request.

**When available, there is a four person minimum but if there are other guests on the trip we may accommodate this request.

*** residence pay $2 park fee, Non residence pay $5 park entrance fee

****Prices for lunch will be higher during the weeks around Holidays (Easter / Holy Week, etc.), beverages not included

Learn to scuba dive, introductory dive course no experience required Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)

Packages includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee and dive gear

Number of persons

1

2

3-5

6-7

Discover Scuba Diving 1 day, 1 dive

$150*

$80

$75

$70

Discover Scuba Diving 1 day, 2 dives

$145*

$95

$90

$85

Discover Scuba Diving 1 day, 3 dives

$165*

$130

$125

$120

Notes:

These programs are for beginner, no experience or prior training is required take part in these programs.

*When available, there is a two person minimum but if there are other persons on the trip we can accommodate this request.

 

PADI dive certification course packages

Packages includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, dives and skills.

Number of persons

1

2+

3

4

Scuba Diver course, 2 day certification course, skills + 2 dives

$250*

$200

$195

$190

Upgrade to Open Water, 2 day certification course, skills + 2 dives

$250*

$200

$195

$190

Adventure Diver certification course, 2 days, 1 night, 3 dives

$250*

$250

$240

$230

Notes:

These programs are for beginner, no experience or prior training is required take part in these programs.

*When available, there is a two person minimum but if there are other persons on the trip we can accommodate this request.

These packages do not include meals or lodging

 

PADI dive courses packages with free meals and lodgings ( very simple cabins)

Packages includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, free meals and lodgings

Number of persons

1

2

3

4+

Open Water course, 3 days, 2 nights, 4 dives

$350

$350

$345

$340

Open Water referral course, 3 days, 2 nights, 6 dives + 1 bonus dive

$350

$350

$345

$340

Adventure Diver certification course, 2 days, 1 night, 3 dives

$250

$250

$240

$230

Advanced Open Water 2 days, 1 nights, 5 dives**

$310

$310

$305

$300

Advanced Open Water 3 days, 2 nights, 5 dives

$350

$350

$345

$340

Advanced Open Water, 4 days, 3 nights, 7 dives + 1 bonus dive

$460

$460

$455

$450

Rescue Diver course 3 days, 2 nights                                                                         

$350

$350

$345

$340

Notes:

*When available.

**Requires independent study (reading and knowledge reviews ) completed before arrival

 

PADI dive course combination packages with free meals and lodgings ( very simple cabins)

Packages includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, dive gear, free meals and logings

Number of persons

1

2

3

4+

Open Water & Adventure Diver certifications 4 days, 3 nights, 7 dives

$550

$550

$550

$550

Open Water & Advanced  Open Water 5 days, 4 nights, 9 dives

$620

$620

$620

$620

Advanced Open Water & Rescue 5 days, 4 nights, 9 dives

$620

$620

$620

$620

Open Water, Advanced & Rescue 7 days, 6 nights, 13 dives

$930

$930

$930

$930

 

Dive packages with free meals and lodgings ( very simple cabins)

Packages includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, dive gear, free meals and lodgings

Number of persons

1

2

3

4+

2 days, 1 night    2   dives

$250*

$150

$150

$150

2 days, 1 night    3   dives

$250*

$185

$185

$185

2 days, 1 night    4   dives

$250

$220

$220

$220

2 days, 1 night    5  dives

$250

$250

$250

$250

2 days, 1 night    6  dives

$285

$285

$285

$285

3 days, 2 nights, 6   dives

$330

$330

$330

$330

3 days, 2 nights, 8   dives + 1 bonus

$440

$440

$440

$440

4 days, 3 nights, 10  dives + 1 bonus dive

$560

$560

$560

$560

5 days, 4 nights, 12  dives + 2 bonus dive

$670

$670

$670

$670

6 days, 5 nights, 14 dives + 2 bonus dive

$780

$780

$780

$780

Notes:

*When available.

 

Dive packages with free meals and lodgings (24 hour electric beach house)

Packages includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, dive gear, free meals and lodging

Number of persons

1

2

3

4+

2 days, 1 night    2   dives

$290*

$190

$180

$175

2 days, 1 night    3   dives

$290*

$225

$215

$210

2 days, 1 night    4   dives

$290*

$260*

$250

$245

2 days, 1 night    5  dives

$290*

$290

$280

$275

2 days, 1 night    6  dives

$325

$325

$315

$310

3 days, 2 nights, 6   dives

$400

$400

$380

$370

3 days, 2 nights, 8   dives + 1 bonus dive

$520

$520

$500

$490

4 days, 3 nights, 10  dives + 1 bonus dive

$680

$680

$650

$635

5 days, 4 nights, 12  dives + 2 bonus dive

$830

$830

$780

$760

6 days, 5 nights, 14 dives + 2 bonus dive

$980

$980

$910

$885

Notes:

*When available.

 

Dive packages with free meals and lodgings (24 hour electric cabins)

Packages includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, dive gear, meals and lodging cabins in the park

2 days, 1 night    2   dives

$290*

$190

$180

$175

2 days, 1 night    3   dives

$290*

$225

$215

$210

2 days, 1 night    4   dives

$290*

$260*

$250

$245

2 days, 1 night    5  dives

$290*

$290

$280

$275

2 days, 1 night    6  dives

$325

$325

$315

$310

3 days, 2 nights, 6   dives

$400

$400

$380

$370

3 days, 2 nights, 8   dives + 1 bonus dive

$520

$520

$500

$490

4 days, 3 nights, 10  dives + 1 bonus dive

$680

$680

$650

$635

5 days, 4 nights, 12  dives + 2 bonus dive

$830

$830

$780

$760

6 days, 5 nights, 14 dives + 2 bonus dive

$980

$980

$910

$885

Notes:

*When available.

 

Snorkeling packages with free meals and lodgings ( very simple cabins)

Packages includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, meals and lodging

Number of persons

1-2

3-4

5-6

7+

2 days, 1 night,   add introduction to diving (DSD), no experience required

$100

$96

$90

$88

3 days, 2 nights, add introduction to diving (DSD), no experience required

$150

$144

$135

$132

4 days, 3 nights, add introduction to diving (DSD), no experience required

$200

$192

$180

$176

5 days, 4 nights, add introduction to diving (DSD), no experience required

$250

$240

$225

$220

6 days, 5 nights, add introduction to diving (DSD), no experience required

$300

$288

$270

$264

7 days, 6 nights, add introduction to diving (DSD), no experience required

$350

$336

$315

$308

Notes:

*When available

 

 

Snorkeling packages with free meals and lodgings (24 hour electric beach house)

Packages includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, meals and lodging

Number of persons

1-2

3

4

5+

2 days, 1 night,   add introduction to diving (DSD), no experience required for

$140*

$121

$116

$110

3 days, 2 nights, add introduction to diving (DSD), no experience required for

$230*

$194

$184

$175

4 days, 3 nights, add introduction to diving (DSD), no experience required for

$320*

$267

$252

$240

5 days, 4 nights, add introduction to diving (DSD), no experience required for

$410*

$340

$320

$305

6 days, 5 nights, add introduction to diving (DSD), no experience required for

$500*

$413

$388

$370

7 days, 6 nights, add introduction to diving (DSD), no experience required for

$590*

$486

$456

$435

Notes:

*When available

 

Professional Dive Courses Listed below FAQs

 

Overall pricing notes for all programs and courses:

All prices are per person

Prices may vary based on participation with some variance during Easter and Christmas week.

Beverages other than water are not included in packages.

If you would like to eat anything extra at one of the restaurants you will have to pay the difference.

If your course is delayed by weather you must pay for extra days of food and lodging or except a lower certification..

There may be a single supplement.

Lodgings are cabins on a small key in Cayos Cochinos unless otherwise stated.

If you arrive in the late morning or later for a course, your first night might be at a coast hotel.

If you stay overnight and dives are cancelled for that following morning a rain check will be issued for those dives.

Average weather and sea conditions dictate that we leave Cayos on most days by 1PM, sometime by 12 PM.

We dive early when possible in Cayos especially on 3 dive days; sea conditions can get rough later in the day

We also dive early on day when the boat or guests must return to the coast.

If you decide to skip dives, those dives may be lost if we are not able to extend your stay at your expense to complete them.

Dives in packages maybe refunded at $20 per dive, there are no refunds for bonus dives.

 

Trip Advisor:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g292023-d1552419-r90314566-Pirate_Islands_Divers-La_Ceiba.html

 

Trip Advisor Photos:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g292023-d1552419-Pirate_Islands_Divers-La_Ceiba.html

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What time does the boat leave for Cayos Cochinos?

We normally leave between 7:30 and 8:30 AM; however the first reservation may make a scheduling request.

 

What time does the boat return?

Normally the boat returns to Sambo Creek between 2:00 and 3:00 PM; however the first reservation may make a scheduling request.

 

Can I arrive on the morning ferry from Utila or Roatan?

On most days this is not an issue, but it is best to arrive the evening before so we can have an early start out to Cayos Cochinos.  However if you are staying overnight in Cayos it is much easier to arrange a later departure.

 

How to get to the dive shop by taxi?  Best call and make sure we will be available in the office before traveling to the office, the taxi’s we use are:

Taxi prices vary from La Ceiba to Sambo Creek from $10-$20, ask me for a taxi if you need one.  See the driving directions below.  Here are the taxi drivers that we use, their cell numbers and base prices for you to pay.  Please confirm the pries with the driver while on the phone:

 

·        Sherman, speaks both English and Spanish very well, $15 / L300, 3164-2169

·        Cody, speaks both English and Spanish very well, $15 / L200, 9891-5308

·       Jamie drive for me the most, understands a little English, $15 / L200, cell 9667-7611

 

What hotel should I stay in Sambo Creek?

The dive shop is located inside the hotel Canadien, we recommend that you stay here and we have discounted rates.

 

What should I bring with me?

You should bring the basic things you would for camping, a flash light, something warm to sleep in case it is cold, a towel and toiletries.  There is no electricity in the cabins, only in the main house, so you should fully charge your electronic before leaving for Cayos Cochinos because electricity is scarce.  There are places you can charge them for a small fee 50 cents or a dollar, maybe free. 

 

Group discounts apply

The dive shop is located inside the hotel Canadien, we recommend that you stay here and we have discounted rates.

 

Can you send me driving directions to you location (Directions to the Hotel Canadien and the dive shop)?

·        Drive from La Ceiba to toward Trujillo.

·        Look for signs for the hotel Canadien

·        When you reach the village of Sambo Creek pass the entrance to Sambo Creek.

·        Drive over the small bridge and make a left at the signs for the Hotel Canadien, Villa Helens and Paradise found.

·        Follow the signs until you are in front of the Hotel Canadien a large white 40 room hotel.

·       Park on the opposite side of the road and ask for me.

 

Here are my questions for you, once you have decide to dive with us:

·        When was the last time you went diving?

·        Where are you now?

·        What date and time will you arrive in La Ceiba?

·        What gear will you bring?

·        What is your fin size?

·        What is your BCD size?

·        What size wet suit?

·        How much weight do you use?

·        Will I be able to reach you by phone the day or night before?  It is best that you stay the night before with us at one of the hotels close to the dive shop so we can have an early start.

·        If you are staying overnight, we need to know if you have any special dietary needs, for example if you are vegetarian, or have Celiac Disease?

·       Do you speak Spanish?

 

Basic schedule for OW course:

·        The normal PADI Open Water course is 3 days, 2 nights and includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, free meals and lodging.  Here are the steps:

·        Normally we spend the first day watching video and doing classroom assignments.  Depending on what time of day you arrive to begging the training we may spend the first day on the coast.

·        Between 7AM and 9:30AM we take the boat to Cayos Cochinos for two days of diving.

·        First day in Cayos we will do confined water training and a dive or two.

·        Second day in Cayos we will do two or three dives and return to the coast.

·       If we have not already completed the exam and quizzes we will complete them back on the coast.

 

Basic schedule for OW course for people who live in La Ceiba:

·        The normal PADI Open Water course is 3 days, 2 nights and includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, free meals and lodging.  Normally I teach the course for people who live in La Ceiba by allowing them to studying the course material during leisure time at home.  Here are the steps:

·        I meet with you in La Ceiba, I give you PADI materials to study and a video to watch.

·        We set a date to spend two days diving in Cayos Cochinos, I collect a deposit.

·        You watch the video and complete the homework assignments on your own.

·        On the day we choose between 7AM and 9:30AM we take the boat to Cayos Cochinos for two days of diving.

·        First day in Cayos we will do confined water training and a dive or two.

·        Second day in Cayos we will do two or three dives and return to the coast.

·       If we have not already completed the exam and quizzes we will complete them back on the coast.

 

Basic schedule for AOW course:

·        The normal PADI Advanced Open Water course is 3 days, 2 nights and includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, free meals and lodging.  Here are the steps:

·        Depending on what time of day you arrive to begging the training we may spend the first day on the coast.  Normally we spend the first day read the PADI Advance Open Water book and doing knowledge reviews kind of like homework assignments. 

·        Between 7AM and 9:30AM we take the boat to Cayos Cochinos for two days of diving.

·        First day in Cayos we will do two or three adventure dives.

·       Second day in Cayos we will do two or three adventure dives and return to the coast.

 

Basic schedule for AOW course for people who live in La Ceiba and for divers diving alone:

·        The normal PADI Advanced Open Water course is 3 days, 2 nights and includes transport to Cayos Cochinos, marine park fee, free meals and lodging.  Normally I teach the course for people who live in La Ceiba by allowing them to studying the course material during leisure time at home.  Here are the steps:

·        I meet with you in La Ceiba, I give you PADI materials to study.

·        We set a date to spend two days diving in Cayos Cochinos, I collect a deposit.

·        You watch the video and complete the homework assignments on your own.

·        On the day we choose between 7AM and 9:30AM we take the boat to Cayos Cochinos for two days of diving.

·        First day in Cayos we will do two or three adventure dives.

·       Second day in Cayos we will do two or three adventure dives and return to the coast.

 

Professional Dive courses

 

Divemaster Special (DM) Programs with meals and lodging June 15th – September 30th

Number of persons

1

2

3

4+

DM Combo, 28 days

$1399

$1299

$1299

$1299

DM Combo (RSC, DM, MSD), 30 days

$1699

$1599

$1599

$1599

DM Combo (EFR, RSC, MSD) , 31 days

$1799

$1699

$1699

$1699

DM Combo (AOW, EFR, RSC, MSD), 37 days

$2199

$2099

$2099

$2099

DM Combo  (OW, AOW, EFR, RSC, MSD), 42 days

$2499

$2399

$2399

$2399

Deep specialty course with DM course

$40

$40

$40

$40

Night specialty course with DM course

$40

$40

$40

$40

PPB specialty course with DM course

$40

$40

$40

$40

Short basic course on boat handling with DM course

$0

$0

$0

$0

Drift specialty course with DM course

$30

$30

$30

$30

Combine Wreck Nitrox course***

$300

$300

$300

$300

Extra week of DM internships 7 days**

$250

$250

$250

$250

PADI fees estimated for DM*

$110

$110

$110

$110

PADI fees estimated for MSD*

$60

$60

$60

$60

Assistant Instructor Course for our DMs only, 10 days

$800

$750

$750

$750

Master Scuba Diver Trainer for our DMs only, 10 days**

$800

$750

$750

$750

Extended internships for DMs 28 days, space available diving

$800

$750

$750

$750

Extended internships for Assistant Instructors 28 days, space available diving

$800

$750

$750

$750

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Notes:

Divemaster Special (DM) Programs

DM Combos includes meals, lodgings and space available diving

Includes all PADI fees up to but not including Divemaster (DM) and Master Scuba Diver (MSD)

Beverages other than water are not included.

*Dive masters are responsible for paying PADI fees for DM and MSD certifications.

**MSD we offer you 5 specialties for free, but some specialties require material and you pay PADI certification fees.

***Combined wreck and nitrox course has special requirements so there is a small $300 fee.

 

Contact Information

Tony

Director of Aquatic Entertainment

PADI Master Instructor

Cayos Cochinos Divers (CCD) / Pirate Islands Divers II (PID)

504-3228-0009 or 504-9563-9172

Info@CayosCochinosDivers.com   or  Info@PirateIslandsDivers.com

http://www.CayosCochinosdivers.com/  or http://www.PirateIslandsDivers.com/