Bay Islands Honduras Diving
Home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Western Caribbean shelters over 500 species of fish. The Mesoamerican Reef System extends from the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico south to the Bay Islands of Honduras encompassing over 600 nautical miles of ocean and coral reef. Divers travel from all over the world to our warm, turquoise waters to experience some of the best diving in the world. From spellbinding and mystical caverns, intriguing wrecks, majestic walls, atolls, and white sandy bottoms, to swimming with Whale Shark and Caribbean Reef Sharks, diving in the Bay Islands is unsurpassed in the Caribbean.
Balmy waters and excellent visibility keep diving conditions ideal throughout the year. Water temperature ranges from 86 F/30 in September to 78 F/25C in January. One can frequently view pelagics from over 100ft/30m away. Currents tend to be mild and relaxing. Utila is one of the very few places worldwide where whale sharks can be reliably found year round. Sighting reports from many years include at least one from every month of the year. Conditions in which these gentle giants are seen tend to be hot, still days with plenty of nutrients in the water. However, there are days that are choppy, windy, cool, rainy, etc, when whale sharks have been spotted as well.