Dive Sites

Roatan Dive Sites

Some of the most popular dive sites in Roatan.

Seamounts Cayos Cochinos

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'The Cayos' extend off of Roatan's western tip south towards mainland Honduras. Smaller and less relevant from a tourism perspective makes them more interesting for divers.

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El Aguila

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The Eagle wreck or El Aguila in spanish is a popular dive site on the north coast of Roatan not far from Sandy Bay. It is a dive for many abilities and has a healthy reef to finish your dive on. The wreck has been split into 3 sections in 1998 as Hurricane Mitch hit Roatan.

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West End Wall

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west end wall

This dive site is quite exciting for our fun diver. It is a short ride just out front of west bay on Roatan calm waters.

Dropping in you can descend the wall to your maximum dive depth - currents will gently drift you most likely towards TEXAS dive site. This is a good site to spot pelagic species such as Baracuda and maybe the ocassional wahoo. Turtles also are quite common.

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Texas Dive Site (The Point)

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It's claimed as the best dive site on Roatan- and that might be true if you get a few shots at it. I say this because its a condition dependant dive more than any other. The north and south currents combine here to give the unique blend that brings in the Sargassum Trigger fish a small bluish blighter that is a real find. Pelagics do their thing enjoying the conditions and showing up here like horseye jacks and barracudas.

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Hole in the wall

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Hole In The Wall

A deep dive followed by a nice wall awaits you off the shore by seagrapes resort and lands end resort. You can follow this site down down to the depths that your training and gear will allow. For sport diving take it no more than 34m to be safe and enjoy the formation that makes for the 'hole'.
The hole is almost a tunnel that exits the wall at 100ft. Enjoy the sensation and make sure you have good buoyancy as you can get sucked down as your bcd gets crushed by the pressure here. It's a nice feeling all the same and quickly time to start ascending into the other part of the dive caverns and reef.

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Canyon Reef

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This is a bunch of reef fingers slowly running into the deep (max depth 60 ft or 18m) so your profile takes you up and down (as you were taught not to) but at shallow enough depth that its a workable profile. Tons of places to hide for frog fish (listen out for them) but also some sandy areas. In short a dive where the time flies as it always does..

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El Aguila (The Eagle) Wreck Roatan

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eagle wreck

There are 5 wrecks available to dive in Roatan 4 of which you can dive on air no problem. One of the easiest is el aguila dived from the west end usually or mid island on the northern shore. Hurricane Mitch took its toll on this site ripping it into 3 parts but they are still good parts and you will appreciate that this is a ship for sure. So not one of the wrecks where its a little hard to imagine.

Read more about the history from Subway Watersports here we couldnt say it better here. And a more modern look by scuba geek.

Its not for the absolute beginner but you could enjoy this wreck with less than 20 dives but not penetrating it nor getting to the 112 ft of water it is in. Also not usually problematic with strong currents.

Try to spot: Morey Eel and large Groupers

A group of divers circling the bow usually towards the end of the dive just before hitting the shallower reef..[rons photos]

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