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239 Logged Dives

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.

Most of the normal fish found on the reef in Utila can be found here, such as wrasse, butterfly fish, parrotfish, lobster, and on night dives maybe an octopus.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Drift Diving
  • Night Dive

Level

  • Beginner

Programs

  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt

currents

  • no
  • moderate

Maximum Depth

  • 18m

Visibility

  • 17m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rays
Eagle Ray
Fishes
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Scorpionfishes
Parrotfish
Porcupine Fish
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Rays
Eagle Ray
Fishes
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Scorpionfishes
Parrotfish
Porcupine Fish

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