CJ’s Dropoff

Located on the North Side of the Island, about 55mins from the dive centers, this site is known for massive walls reaching beyond 140ft. View the sandy patches at 30ft for beautiful sites.

Eagle rays passing by, barracudas, and be on the lookout at depth look for lionfish. CJ’s is also ideal for spotted drums and eels.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 15 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

The Maze

A unique maze-like channel that makes this site special. An average depth of 40ft, the top section of the reef is slightly shallower at 15ft. Past the buoy’s the sandy bottom opens into the deep.

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Fish Bowl

Situated on the Northern side of the island within Turtle Harbor. A sandy-bottomed reef gives a beautiful setting and something that makes divers come back again and again.

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Duppy Waters

Duppy Waters is a northside wall dive located in Turtle Harbor. Only a short swim across the shallow reef on top until the bottom opens up below you! The wall drops to depths well part 40 meters.

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The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle is situated toward the eastern part of Turtle Harbor on the North side of the island. The top of the reef is at about 15-20ft (4.5m-6m) and if you dive away from the wall you can go explore a couple of interesting shallow channels.

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Spotted Bay

Spotted Bay is a shallower northside dive. The reef is moored in a shallower sandy area but leads out to a less defined wall than other sites at Turtle Harbor. There is a second wall further out but you have to swim further from the main wall.

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Blackish Point

Given it’s name because of a large population of a Black Groupers that used to hang around in this area, sadly no longer here. It is situated about 45 minutes form the main hub.

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Big Rock

A very popular site with both divers and students. Big Rock is a small sandy patch running from 15ft all the way to 130ft. A beautiful wall dive for all with lots to see.

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Head out across the sand to the wall on the other side. Follow it for about 15 minutes and at 18 meters you’ll find a large crack in the rock. It’s about 1.5-2.0 meters wide and about 100 meters long. Perfect turnaround point for your dive.

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Raggedy Cay is a small island off the west end of Utila. There is a flat bottom at about 6 meters under the boat and then, once you reach the wall, it gradually drops off to about 40 meters. This is a wall dive, but tougher to navigate since the mooring is far off the wall.

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Silver Gardens

Located 20mins from the main hub on the south side of the island, this site has 4 markers. The shallow is at 20ft with sandy patches and then drops to about 100ft.

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Recommended Training

Open Water Diver

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Stress & Rescue

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

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Night Diving and Limited Visibility

Diving does not end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night. Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty program.

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