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Best Diving Destinations in Roatan
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Roatan
Cara a Cara Shark Dive Must see
Mary's Place Must see
Turtle Crossing Must see
El Aguila - Wreck Must see
Blue Channel Must see
Odyssey Wreck Must see
Roatán is the largest of the Honduras Bay Islands, located between the islands of Útila and Guanaja. It lies 53km/33mi off the coast of Honduras. The capital and most populous town of the island is Coxen Hole. Roatán is the most commercialized of the islands and offers something for everyone, from luxury resorts to budget hotels, from dive shops to all-inclusive resorts and eco-parks. Roatán is a great scuba diving destination in Honduras, because it is located near the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean Sea. Lush coral growths, including rare black coral, can be found in underwater canyons, crevices, walls and reefs. There are hundreds of fabulous dive sites, and each one offers a unique experience for novices and advanced divers. Most popular dive sites The most popular sites are Hole in the Wall, Odyssey Wreck, Mary's Place, Cara a Cara Shark Dive, Blue Channel, Spooky Channel, West End Wall and some others. Diving can be done from shore or by boat.
When to go to Roatan
Diving can be done all year round. The rainy season is from October till February. The average air temperature is 26C/79F from January to March, and 30C/87F from April to September. The average water temperature is 27C/81F from January to March, and 29C/84F from July to September. The water visibility is excellent, around 30m/98ft. The currents may vary, but generally are slight. What to see Divers can encounter nudibranches, seahorses, shrimp, and crabs, loads of different reef fish, eels, octopi, sharks, turtles, stingrays, dolphins, whale, hammerheads, and manta rays. Whale sharks are also very common in the area. Here there are plentiful sponge populations, including barrel sponges, rope sponges, vase sponges, and many more, as well as hard and soft coral.