In case you haven't noticed, the Roatan Marine Park is a very important part of scuba diving and of life on Roatan.
The Roatan Marine Park is unique in that it is run by a non-governmental, non-profit organization that started out as a grassroots movements by the dive centers and local community here 10 years ago.
The Roatan Marine Park is responsible for putting in the boat moorings, running patrols to protect the reef and marine life, and working with the local community to make us a more conservation-minded island. They can do the work they do through grants, memberships, and bracelet sales.
Every year, the Roatan Marine Park sells a different color bracelet as their yearly bracelets. 2013 was white, 2014 was yellow, 2015 was black, and this year it's purple! While it's not mandatory to buy the bracelets to enter the park, it's the responsible thing to do, because it's through their work that our reefs here are so beautiful. Make sure that every time you visit, you get another bracelet to support the park. You can buy it from the Roatan Marine Park Eco Store in West End or through your dive center.