Caribbean Marine Laboratory
The Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences is made up of the Education Center, the dry laboratory, the wet laboratory and the Roatán Museum. The Education Center is designed for use as a comfortable and spacious classroom. This room also houses exhibits on the coral reef, fish, invertebrates, reptiles, birds, and geology of the Bay Islands. When class is not in session, the center is open to the public and visited by hundreds of tourists annually. The classroom is connected to a well equipped dry lab. A wet laboratory and dive gear room is directly adjacent to the main building.
Education Center & Classroom
This spacious classroom is equipped with LCD projector, video and audio equipment, chalkboard and dry erase boards. This air-conditioned room easily accommodates 40 people. A second smaller classroom is also available and can accommodate up to 20 people.
The dry laboratory is adjacent to the RIMS classroom and is equipped with ample counter space and running water. A reference library contains field guides, marine-related books, reprints and a collection of slides that are available for use by your class. We also have several specimen collections including sponges, corals, algae, seashells, and insects found on Roatán.
The wet lab is adjacent to the main building. It is equipped with a 20-ft flow-through seawater table for marine investigations. Small aquaria are on hand to isolate marine organisms. The lab is also equipped with ample counter space and running water. A separate storage room for research and scuba gear is located in this complex.
Anthony's Key Resort is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Resort and has been a pioneer in the diving industry for more than 40 years. It is ranked as one of the top dive resorts in the world. In addition to administering the dive operation, the dive shop has a full array of dive and snorkel gear available for rental on a weekly or daily basis. An ample stock of regulators, gauges, BC's, wetsuits, and computers, so there is no need to reserve equipment in advance.
Several boats are available for student groups. Anthony's Key Resort's 42-foot dive boats have a 20-passenger capacity. A competent captain and at least one dive master will accompany each group on every outing. The dive boat is equipped with a radio, a First Aid kit, emergency oxygen kit, water tub for photo equipment and a cooler of drinking water. RIMS maintains a dockside rinse tank and a freshwater shower.
"Photo Roatan" is considered one of the most complete photoshops in the Western Caribbean. It is located dockside next to the snack shop. The shop offer equipment rentals, film, memory cards and batteries for sale. We also offer superb video productions of your individual or group dives and dolphin encounters.
The Cornerstone Hyperbaric Chamber and Clinic offers dependable hyperbaric healthcare to recreational and commercial divers in the region. In addition to hyperbaric medicine, general medical care is also provided to the local community and resort guests. Due to the increasing demand for medical care in the community, what began as a small clinic in a 400 square foot wood building has expanded to its current location and is now complete with an emergency room, x-ray room, two consultation rooms, one observation room, a laboratory, a pharmacy and is staffed by three medical doctors, an EMT and laboratory technician.
The accommodations at Anthony's Key Resort are wooden bungalows that are nestled within the foliage of a tropical hillside and along the water’s edge of the resort's namesake: "Anthony's Key". These charming bungalows are individual Caribbean-style bungalows, perched above the ground or over the water. Non-airconditioned bungalows are walled on three sides, with floor to ceiling louver windows and air-conditioned bungalows are weather sealed and fitted with high visibility glass windows.