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Diving in Utila
When to go to Utila
Útila has a subtropical climate. The temperature is 27-30C/80-86F throughout the year. The average water temperature is 28-31C/82-87F. March through September is the driest time, and October through February has the most rainfall. Visibility is up to 30m/98ft. What to see Divers can spot such species as barracudas, black durgeons, angelfish, garden eels, stingrays, horse-eyed jacks, Creole wrasses, lionfish, and nurse sharks when scuba diving in Útila. However, the most significant attraction is the migration of whale sharks, which passes through the local waters.
Scuba diving in Utila
Útila is a small tropical island in Honduras. Utila Airport is located there. The closest international airports from which you can get to Utila is Roatan. The place is a popular tourist destination, with a really great location and array of attractions. Útila is a distinctive island with a multitude of cultures and nationalities. Visitors can stroll along pristine white-sand beaches and swim in the clear, blue water. There are lots of preserved and unspoiled places in Útila for travelers to visit. The destination is diving-oriented, because this activity brings a huge income to the island. There are lots of diving schools along the coast. Diving in is popular in Útila because of the coral-covered reef located in its waters. There are many dive sites with impressive underwater scenery. The average depth is 20-30m/65-98ft. Currents are mostly mild (1 knot), and divers can access the dive sites by boat. Most popular dive sites There are many dive sites to be explored in the area, and these are some of the best: Airport Caves (used to be part of an airstrip at the Útila Airport), Black Hills (hillock in the middle of the sea), Blackish Point (reef along the coast), and Duppy Waters (a mysteriously sparkling area). An interesting dive site is for advanced divers is the Haliburton wreck. It is a big cargo ship which sank on May 4, 1998. The wreck is 30m/98ft long and 10m/33ft high.
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