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Diving in West Bay

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When to go to West Bay

West Bay is a year round diving destination. The first rainy season is from June to July, and the second (winter rainy season) spans October to February. The diving season is from January to June. The average air temperature is a perfect 28C/82F. The average water temperature from January to March is 27C/81F, and from July to September it is 29C/84F. The average visibility is from 10m to 30m/ 32-98ft. The currents are mostly slight. What to see West Bay reefs are home to 95% of the species found in the Caribbean, such as stingrays, eagle rays, Caribbean reef sharks, nurse sharks, hammerheads, the very occasional whale shark, jacks, grouper, lionfish, triggerfish and much more. Divers will see hundreds of impressive fans, 600-year old barrel sponges that can fit a person inside, brain coral, whip coral, and hundreds of other species. The reefs are teeming with many different species of reef fish, octopi, crustaceans, and other creatures, and the rare ‘string of pearls’ bioluminescent henomenon during night dives. Hawksbill turtles, green turtles, and the occasional loggerhead turtle also can be found there.

Scuba diving in West Bay

West Bay in Roatán is the most popular area, located on the western side of the Island. Juan Manuel Galvez International Airport is located in 13 km from it. West Bay is a long white sand stretch enriched by palm trees and clear blue-turquoise waters of the Caribbean. It is a quiet place with few restaurants and shops. The beach there is among the most beautiful and popular beaches and holiday destinations in the world because there is nice weather and calm ocean conditions, which is a perfect environment for diving and snorkelinп. Divers can explore clefts, spectacular caves and coral formations. Many excellent Roatan dive sites are situated within the Roatan Marine Park at the Western end of the island just minutes from the coast. Most popular dive sites The must see dive sites are Blue Channel (max. depth of 15m/49ft), West End Wall, Spooky Channel and Cara a Cara Shark Dive.