El Aquario

This is a great pure deep and wall dive and can be done either as a drift dive (make sure you clear the boat channel to Saayas or Lighthouse if heading west/north) or a stationary dive. Belying its name the mooring is only in about 25 ft / 8 m on the top reef, but a short swim to the wall explains the name.

Giant barrel sponges, tube sponges, azure vases, huge plate corals and fans, and other corals are in abundance.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 24 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

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Dive sites nearby

Lighthouse

The dive site called Lighthouse is a very popular dive. It is a great option for all levels of divers but is often used as a teaching site because of its great sand patches at 15-20 ft / 5-6 m.

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Blue Channel

Blue Channel dive is one of Roatan’s most famous snorkel sites, while at the same time a great dive site. Swim along a wide, shallow channel in the reef and into 20 minutes of tunnels. Finish the dive in the shallow swaying turtle grass.

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Moonlight

Moonlight is a very popular dive site. It is great for diving along the top of the reef. There is also an amazing wall. The sand patches under the mooring lines are great for teaching.

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Bikini Bottom

Bikini Bottom is a great teaching site or shallow dive site with a nice sand-patch at 15-20 ft / 5-6 m, and a really nice top reef that varies in depth to about 40 ft / 12 m.

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The Bight

Great teaching sites or shallow dive sites with a nice sand-patch at 15-20 ft / 5-6 m, and a really nice top reef that varies in depth to about 40 ft / 12 m.

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Half Moon Wall

Located off West End, Half Moon Bay Wall is an easy site to get to and a popular one with local dive centers. The reef begins at 15 feet and drops to 150 feet.

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Turtle Crossing Deep

Located between West End and West Bay, Turtle Crossing has coral channels that lead to a drop of to about 120 feet. Mooring on the plateaus between 20 and 40 feet you come upon beautiful coral structures.

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Seaquest Shallow

Seaquest Shallow is a shallow reef starting on a sandy bottom. Follow the sand to the top of the reef, which sits at 18ft. Situated in West End, this is an easy site to reach.

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Hole In The Wall

A very unique dive site, Hole in the Wall is West End’s version of Delicate Arch. It is located just to the south/west of the boat channel at Mangrove Bight. The site that is marked on the Marine Park map is actually the Mangrove Bight buoy; there is no buoy for Hole in the Wall.

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Seaquest Deep

A popular dive site that is quick to get to. It is one of the more commonly dived sites in Roatan. Sandy bottoms and plenty of life makes it well worth a dive.

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