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Diving in Guanaja
When to go to Guanaja
Climate is tropical in Guanaja and is characterized by relatively stable temperatures during the whole year – 27-30C/80-86F. However, the less quantity of rainfalls is observed from February to September. Average water temperatures are 28-31C/82-87F. Usual visibility is around 20-30m/65-98ft. Currents are moderate – 1-2 knots. What to see Diving around Guanaja is presented with the abundance of marine life. Divers should be prepared to observe such species as barracuda, butterfly fish, groupers, parrotfish, seahorses, sardines, octopi, crabs, moray eels and nurse sharks. Most popular dive sites Scuba-diving in Guanaja is available in the following dive sites: Bayman Drop, Black Rock Canyon, Jim’s Silverlode, Vertigo, Michael’s Rock Reef, Gorgonian Wall and lots of others. Wreck-diving is presented by the Jado Trader and Don Enrique Wreck.
Scuba diving in Guanaja
Guanaja is the least popular island of the three Bay Islands, Honduras. However, its remoteness makes Guanaja the perfect place for those, who wish to escape from hustle and bustle of big cities. Small islands around Guanaja are called “cays” and are located in 10 minutes boat-trip one from another. The atmosphere on the land is cozy and tranquil, which brings you face to face with its magnificent nature. Bonacca is the only city in Guanaja. Visitors will not find any streets, cars, buses, banks, ATMs and establishments, which accept cards there. Instead, they will definitely admire marvelous forests, stroll along fine beaches and dive in pristine ocean waters. Diving around Guanaja is very interesting and well-presented by local dive resorts and centers. Marine life is unspoiled and totally ready to be discovered. Being surrounded by a picturesque coral reef, the island offers divers to explore at least 38 various dive sites, that are suitable for all diver levels. Local underwater terrain include caves, canyons, channels, dramatic walls, pinnacles, outcrops, sea-fan and coral gardens, which provide interesting diving. Moreover, crystal clear waters hide multiple wrecks in their depths. Average depth od the sites ranges from 10m/32ft to 30m/98ft. Dive sites are accessible both from shore and by boat.