Want to get up, close, and personal with sharks, then the Roatan Shark dive at Cara a Cara is the perfect choice for you. Cara Cara means face to face in Spanish and it is exactly what it is. You will come face to face with the sharks of Roatan.
There are around 20 female Caribbean Reef sharks for your company. It is a popular site where people who love challenges and adventures drop in. Proper equipment along with transportation is provided for the divers who are willing to pay a visit to the shark land. Before taking a dive, it is important that you take expert advice from the shop and understand the do's and Don’ts carefully.
It is a 70 ft. dive and as you gradually go down you will see the sharks swimming just beneath you. The sound of the boat is the signal of their meal. The biggest shark measures up to almost 10 feet. It is important to find a reef wall behind you while going down so that you can ensure your safety from the back. The reef wall will ensure that the sharks don’t come from behind.
In order to bring the sharks at one place, the dive master carries a bucket full of fishes for the sharks. If you are brave enough and if the current is not that strong, then you can also swim along with them in a circle. When you are towards the end of the dive, the divemaster will open the fish bucket once you are back in your safe zone against the reef wall. This is a sight to remember. You will see how the sharks fight to get the best bite.
The shark will be 10 ft away from you when they are trying to snatch the best bite. The dive master keeps the safety of the divers in the mind and that is the reason when they are opening the bucket of the fish, they make sure that the divers are not present nearby, else accident might happen.
Other than this wild but beautiful sight of shark feeding, the divers can also witness the presence of green moray eels, black groupers and also the horse eye jacks. Once the sharks are done with their meals, they vacate the place. So, once they are gone you can go and look for shark’s teeth.
Shark Dive Video Roatan
Due to all the hustle bustle in the water to get a big bite, the shark clashes fiercely and if you are lucky enough, then you will be able to lay your hands on shark’s teeth that you can carry as a souvenir or memento from the place where they were fed.
If you want to carry your underwater shark diving experience with you back home, then you can watch the video that has recorded all the actions. It is a lifetime experience that you can enjoy for 35 minutes where you can swim really close to the sharks, but obviously without touching them.
Images Thanks to http://www.antoniobusiello.com/ Antonio Busiello and Cara a Cara.