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Diving Roatan Banks, Bay Island, Honduras


Here it is folks!

A chance to join us diving………..

Our destination was a deep seamount known as Roatan Banks; this area which is just off Cayo Cochinas a spot very seldom dived. Alton’s is the only dive shop that goes there from Utila.

Diving the Roatan Banks

The reason for all the excitement was that the Groupers should be spawning, which brings in large fish i.e Sharks, as we have seen very few of those, we decided to take the plunge and tolerate the 2 hour trip there and back. We had a full complement of divers and dive masters as we pulled out at 6 am, some still clutching their cup of Java, some wishing they hadn’t later on……. It was a little bouncy on the way out.

We did see Groupers both Nassau & Blackfin, the Blackfins are the big ones! Somewhere in the middle is a shot of one of those elusive Sharks, a Black Tip Reef Shark ……. You have to look very carefully to spot him!!!!!

The highlight has to be towards the end, yours truly (yep, that is me wearing pink) spotted not one, not two, not even three, but four lobsters in a Barrel Sponge (the fourth is in the back rear corner, count the antennae if you don’t believe me). It is almost impossible to see in the clip but also in the sponge is a large crab; he was on the top surface of the sponge above the lobsters! Lobsters are usually solitary creatures, so trust me this is rare…………

A Lobster Convention Roatan Banks

This video footage was provided by courtesy of Mister Blue Sky a fellow diver who has what must be the smallest video camera ever! After seeing the quality of the underwater video with no additional lighting I was gobsmacked, this little baby the Go Pro is on our wish list now!

Hope you enjoy this taste of diving and we want you to let us know where in the clip the Shark is ???????

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