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.

See the famous black coral, groupers, and green moral eels along with schools of black margates, chubs, squid, and green sea turtles.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 16 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

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Little Bight

A wide sand patch gradually slopes from the beach to well past 100 feet, creating a beautiful break in the reef that runs parallel to shore. Little Bight dive site is easy to reach and fun for all.

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Pretty Bush

This reef starts at the shore line and reaches all the way to 15ft and then drops to 100ft. Broken walls and sand channels make for a beautiful site.

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The Halliburton (Wreck)

The Halliburton Shipwreck sunk on purpose in 1998. It was a cargo ship intentionally prepared to create an artificial reef for divers. The deck of the ship is at 20m and the top of the bridge is at 18m. The length of the ship from bow to stern is 30m.

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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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Ron’s Wreck

Finishing off Moon Hole toward the west brings us to Ron’s Wreck. Once an old shrimp fishing boat, it is now sitting below the sea at about 60ft (18.28m).

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Bando Beach

Bando Beach has a mild sloping wall that drops to about 18 meters to the sand. This is a great site in foul weather because it is closer and possibly calmer than other sites. This site is best for new divers but divers of all experience levels can enjoy.

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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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Moon Hole is a large sandy patch surrounded by coral. This is an excellent site for Buoyancy or Open Water training dives. From Moon Hole, you can cross the coral to Ron’s Wreck.

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Airport Caves

The Airport Caves dive site is located about 10 to 15 minutes from the main dock on Utila. It is located on the east side of the Island in front of what used to the old airstrip.

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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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