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.

Nurse sharks are often seen here and because of the terrain features its a great place to hunt lionfish.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 20 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Perfect Buoyancy

The SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty is the best way to improve your body position for relaxed dives, lower your air consumption and increase your bottom times. Take control of your enjoyment. Start online now!

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Waves, Tides & Currents

Take control of your dives no matter the conditions with the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents specialty. Learn all you need to go diving in currents, waves and rivers, enjoy shore diving and learn about the environmental conditions that affect dive sites.

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Marine Ecology

The SSI Marine Ecology Specialty program is the best way to discover the exciting science of marine ecology and become an underwater naturalist. Enhance your dives in a new way. Earn the SSI Marine Ecology specialty certification now!

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Photo & Video

Learn how to take underwater photos that capture your dive highlights and incredible marine life encounters with the SSI Photo & Video Specialty program. Get started online today.

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