is a more recent destination for divers, but it doesn’t
disappoint. In some ways, I preferred Roatan to Belize: great
diving was a 5 min. boat ride off shore; various dive outfits hosted
specialty dives: shark feeding, diving with dolphins, and the
topography was superb. The first, a typical reef dive had
just about everything - coral formations, swim-throughs, and lots of
sea life, even at night, there was tons of stuff to see.
Roatan Island Honduras Reef
Dive Video (6.3 MB)
What impressed me the most about Honduras diving was the
diversity. Also, at least when I wrote this, it was pretty
cheap, about $25 US per dive for a boat dive! This next video
shows one of the Canyons, called Mary’s - amazing topography!
Roatan Island Honduras Canyon
Dive Video (6.3 MB)
This was a great shark dive & feed! We actually swam
next to the grey reef sharks as we headed towards the feeding
spot! Fortunately, none of the 8+ ft/ 2-3 m beasts felt like
an appetizer on the way! After we’d settled on the
sand with our hands tucked in, the dive-master who must have lost the
bet earlier took the lid off of a tub of dead fish and swam hastily out
of the way as the sharks converged on the bucket and show us their 400+
million years old survival of the fittest skills. Very
impressive, but as I hung on to the boat line to do my safety stop, I
was hoping that they’d all got enough to eat...
Roatan Island Honduras Shark
Dive Video (6 MB)
Somewhat tamer than the shark dive (and at $110, more expensive), you
get to hang out and play with the dolphins above water before heading
watch them in their native environment. Even though
Anthony’s Resort has dolphin pens, these guys are free to
come and go. It was definitely a kick watching these
intelligent, playful mammals underwater - check out the video, which
includes a dolphin chasing a flat-fish around a coral outcrop.
Roatan Island Honduras Dolphin
Dive Video (4.5 MB)
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