We have just completed a week of diving on the Barrier Reef off of Roatan, Honduras. The weather was fantastic and so was the resort we were diving with. The staff and equipment at Anthony’s Key Resort were first rate. I would like to tip my hat to our Dive Master, Calderon, and the Boat’s Captain, Richard. These two gentlemen did an outstanding job and made the experience even more enjoyable.
Each morning we could see the dives listed for the day and check their location on the map
I unfortunately missed four dives due to some stomach issues (you have to love travelling), but still managed to get 15 dives in during the week. The average trip on the boat to each dive site was approximately 5 minutes.
The diving on the reef is fantastic. The water at depth is about 24C (76F) and if there is any current it is fairly gentle. We saw an amazing diversity of plant and animal life on every dive.
In addition to Permit, Scrawled Filefish, Sharpnosed Puffers, Great Barracuda, Queen and Rainbow Parrotfish, Black Durgon, and tons of Slippery Dicks we saw hundreds of other fish. I included a few shots I managed to get with my Go Pro camera.
In addition to the multitude of fish and coral we also managed to dive a couple of wrecks. The Odyssey rests in about 110ft of water. It was sunk intentionally 10 years ago as a diving feature.
We visited Maya Key one day for our surface interval and lunch break. Managed to check out some local birds.
All in all, a great week on the island of Roatan. Now back to Belize.