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Photo opportunities beneath the waves off Roatan

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.

Our view each morning as we prepped our gear for the days dives.
Our view each morning as we prepped our gear for the days dives.

Each morning we could see the dives listed for the day and check their location on the map

We could check the location of each days dives.
We could check the location of each days dives.

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.

Karen and I before starting a dive on another beautiful day.
Karen and I before starting a dive on another beautiful day.

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.

Beautiful coral everywhere.
Beautiful coral everywhere.

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.

Porcupinefish
Porcupinefish
Blue Tang
Blue Tang
Green Moray eel
Green Moray eel
Not sure what fish this is. Can anyone help me?
Not sure what fish this is. Can anyone help me?
A big old Grouper cruising by.
A big old Grouper cruising by.
French Angelfish
French Angelfish
Green turtle making its way to the surface.
Green turtle making its way to the surface.

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.

One of our companions playing Poseidon on the mast of the Odyssey
One of our companions playing Poseidon on the mast of the Odyssey

We visited Maya Key one day for our surface interval and lunch break. Managed to check out some local birds.

Some local colour on Maya Key
Some local colour on Maya Key
Our diving group explore ring the Aguila.
Our diving group exploring the wreck Aguila.

 

Shot of Karen and I by the wreck Aguila. It rests in 110ft of water.
Karen and I by the wreck Aguila which rests in 110ft of water.

All in all, a great week on the island of Roatan. Now back to Belize.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

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