El Aguila (Wreck)

El Aguila (The Eagle) is Roatan’s most popular wreck dive and is located just off Baileys Key and Anthony’s Key Resort. It was a concrete freighter and sunk off Utila. The wreck was raised, stripped out for diving, and then sunk again by a consortium of dive shops on the island in 1997.

Large grouper, barracuda, tuna, and sharks like the reef and grey sharks can be spotted around the wreck.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 23 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wreck Dive

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Pillar Coral

Another distinctive dive site, Pillar, as its name suggests, is a coral spire just off of the reef wall. The mooring is on the top reef at 35 ft / 10 m, but a very short swim takes you over the top of the spire which tops out at around 90 ft / 27 m. This site descends well beyond the recreational limits so watch your depth closely.

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Spooky Channel

An interesting dive site that links the inner lagoon to the outer reef. This beautiful gorge provides underwater canyons for all to enjoy.

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Anthony’s Key Resort House Reef

Nelson’s nest dive for 60 minutes at 52 feet sunny weather finally Boat dive captain Dean Dive Master Marvin saw little fish only no hard corals

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Gibson Bight

Gibson Bight is a wall dive off the northern shore of Roatan, with a depth range to approximately 90 feet. The mooring is located near a beautiful canyon, which will lead divers directly to the wall when followed.

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Fish Den

Fish Den is another of our favorites. The mooring is set on a pillar of coral which itself is set in a square-shaped cut in the reef wall. The top of the pillar is at about 20 ft / 7 m and drops down to about 40 ft / 12 m. The square hole in the reef slopes down to 60 ft / 18 m as it joins back with the main wall.

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Bear’s Den

Bear’s Den gets its name from a large underwater cave and tunnel found here. The cave is a few minutes east of the mooring at about 40ft and is large enough to accommodate several divers.

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Canyon Reef

Continuing the theme near the Mangrove Bight buoy there are lots of canyons, swim throughs and cuts to explore here.The wall bottoms out at 55 ft / 16 m, so everyone can play here even with only an open water certification. Its a great dive site for everyone.

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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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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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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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Recommended Training

Fish Identification

Learn how to identify fish with the SSI Fish Identification specialty program and enhance your dives! Discover all you need to identify common families of Caribbean, Indo-Pacific and Red Sea reef fish and earn your SSI Fish Identification specialty certification.

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Manta And Ray Ecology

Diving with mantas and other rays is one of the best dive experiences you will have. Learn how to safely interact with rays and recognize different species with the SSI Manta & Ray Ecology Specialty program.

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Technical Wreck Diving

Do you want to experience amazing wreck dives? Increase your technical dive skills to conduct complex wreck penetration dives and join the world’s elite exploration divers. Start the SSI Technical Wreck Diver certification today!

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Boat Diving

Discover pristine dive sites that cannot be reached from shore and experience the excitement of liveaboard diving. Learn all you need to dive from boats with the SSI Boat Diving Specialty. Start today!

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