Diving in Guanaja

Get off the beaten path and plan a getaway to Guanaja. This is the least developed and most remote of the Bay Islands, Guanaja is a true nature-lovers paradise. The diving you’ll be able to do here is untouched and spectacular, and the island itself is full of beautiful remote beaches, lush forests, and amazing waterfalls. Guanaja is a real hidden gem that is so untouched by tourism that they still don’t have cars, paved roads, or chain hotels on the island. Here, you’ll be able to unplug like nowhere else. The dive boats are rustic, mostly converted from old fishing boats, offering a unique experience. The adventure destination most divers crave is located in Guanaja. Its underwater world will treat you to pelagic marine life, shipwrecks, pinnacles, and vertical walls. You’ll be able to explore jaw-dropping lava tunnels and go through some old wrecks that will make you feel like you just travelled in time. The best way to get here is by flying into Roatan, and from there you can catch the 3-hr ferry over to the island. You will find good diving conditions all year round; however, the best time of year to travel to this beautiful destination is from March to October.

Dive Sites in Guanaja

Featured places to go in Guanaja

South West Cay

Smaller cays surround Guanaja with new dives sites being discovered every day.

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North Side of Guanaja

The majority of the dive sites on this tiny island are concentrated on the North Side of Guanaja.

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Aquatic Life in Guanaja

Guanaja is well-known for the larger pelagic marine life that can be often sighted in the region. It’s not uncommon to have daily encounters with manta rays, spotted eagle rays, schooling barracuda, hammerhead sharks, reef sharks, and, possibly, friendly dolphins in the wild. Due to the pristine conditions of the reef, you’ll get to see nearly every species of coral that grow in the Caribbean, including the rare black coral. Other species you might see are moray eels, sea turtles, lobsters, crabs, and colorful nudibranchs. The most common reef fish, such as French angelfish, trumpetfish, filefish, damselfish, and many others, can be seen swimming calmly in these waters.