Scuba diving in El Aguila - Wreck
El Aguila, Spanish for ‘The Eagle’, is a 63m/210ft cargo ship, that was purposely sunk in 1997 just off the coast of Roatan. This wreck broke into three parts after Hurricane Wilma in 1998. Today divers can explore three different swim throughs, that created extra nooks and crannies that can be checked out. Currently the bow section remains upright in its original state, the midsection offers a variety of swim-throughs, and the stern lies at 90 degrees on its starboard side. It is an interesting night dive for experienced divers.
When to go
Diving in Honduras is possible all year round. Water temperature ranges from 25 to 29C/78-84F.
What to see
Visitors can find large numbers of resident groupers, blue parrotfish, dog snappers hiding among the luscious soft corals that now decorate the superstructure, as well as lobsters, crabs, lots of garden eels and large green moray under port bow.