Drift Diving at West End Wall

Are you ready for a dive to West End Wall?

West End Wall is one of our top requested dive sites, largely due to its proximity to The Point. Located just off West Bay, West End Wall is where we can experience some of the strongest currents on the island, making it the perfect place for large schools of fish. The currents bring in nutrient rich water that make it the ideal feeding ground.  From big schools of blue creole wrasse, snappers and jacks, this site shows us what a vibrant and diverse marine life Roatan has to offer.

Due to the flowing current, this is an ideal site for a drift dive, where we enter the water, descend along the wall, and head in the same direction as the flow of the current. This type of dive can be very enjoyable as it allows us to effortlessly cruise along the wall. Most often for this site, we go in a southerly direction towards the very end of the island.  Given potentially strong currents, depending on the daily conditions, we consider this a site for more advanced divers.

Enjoy!

Top Sites Roatan - Seaquest Shallow

Have you seen our most recent episode of Top Sites Roatan on the Roatan Travel Network?

This time, Roatan Divers takes you to Seaquest Shallow! Seaquest Shallow is located between West End and West Bay, and is one of Roatan's most popular dive sites. A diverse dive site that's deal for training dives and experienced divers alike, Seaquest Shallow has plenty of beautiful coral, turtles, rays and cute angelfish couples.

Please don't mind the new host (we couldn't convince Eri to fly back to host another episode) and enjoy Seaquest Shallow underwater!

Scuba Diving at Lighthouse Reef

We are so lucky to live and dive on Roatan. The entire island is surrounded by amazing dive sites with stunning walls, sandy chutes and coral plateaus, and we have over thirty dive sites within a ten minute boat ride from West End alone.

One of our favorite dive sites is Lighthouse Reef, located just a minute boat ride away. Don't be fooled by its closeness, Lighthouse Reef provides amazing walls, schools of fish and some cool macro critters to be on the lookout for.

Come enjoy a dive at Lighthouse Reef with Roatan Divers and see more of the beautiful scuba diving that Roatan has to offer!

Scuba Diving at El Aguila Wreck

El Aguila wreck is one of the most popular scuba diving sites on Roatan, and there's a good reason why. El Aguila was sunk in 1997 to provide a good wreck for Roatan within the recreational limits, and was broken into three pieces in 1998 when Hurricane Mitch hit. Since the wreck was sunk next to the reef, you get a one-two punch of a cool artificial reef as well as a spectacular natural reef covered in soft coral. The reef next to wreck is one of our favorite areas, and we love all the big black groupers and snappers that hang out.

We were very lucky this day, it was just two videographers out at the wreck so we had the whole place to ourselves! Eagle rays don't often come by the wreck but one decided to grace us with its presence that day as well. What a fantastic dive!

What are you waiting for? Come join us at El Aguila!

Scuba Diving at Butcher's Bank

One of the best things about the scuba diving on Roatan is the different topographies that we have access to. You've seen Fish Den and Overheat Reef to the east of West End, so let's head towards West Bay now, shall we?

Butcher's Bank is a dive site off of West Bay, and it's loaded with beautiful hard and soft coral, including nice big sponges for hawksbill turtles and angelfish to munch on. Different sand chutes and sand dwelling creatures keep things extra interesting, so keep your eyes peeled for marine animals big and small.

Come and enjoy the best of Caribbean scuba diving and hop on over to Roatan!

Like what you see? Remember to support the Roatan Marine Park so that they can continue to protect our beautiful Roatan reefs!

Scuba Diving at Overheat Reef

Overheat Reef has, over the past three years, continuously been named one of our favorite dive sites. We love it. We love it so much. It doesn't matter the weather, the current, the visibility...Overheat Reef will always be one of our favorite sites for scuba diving on Roatan.

Watching this video, can you blame us? The abundance of hard and soft coral and sheer amount of schools of fish is just phenomenal, and you have a great chance of seeing turtles there. Come rain or shine, you will always find us at Overheat Reef. Enjoy!

As always, make sure to support the Roatan Marine Park in their continuous work to protect our beautiful reefs. The Roatan Marine Park puts in all the dive moorings, they run patrols to protect the local wildlife and work with the local community to become a conservation oriented island, so they're very important to Roatan. You can purchase daily tickets for $3 or yearly bracelet for $10 from your local dive center or from the Roatan Marine Park Eco Store in West End.

Scuba Diving at Fish Den

By popular demand (and by popular, I mean she's a popular blogger and writer named Amanda Walkins), we are sharing our dive site shorts from UMI Productions so that you can see some of our beautiful dive sites!

This one is from Fish Den, a great dive site that's only about five minutes away from our private dock in West End. It has beautiful topography and loads of soft coral, schools of fish and the occasional green moray out swimming! This was taken the day after a few days of heavy rain, but the water was incredibly blue and all the fish were out to play.

Keep an eye out on the blog for more videos of the amazing scuba diving on Roatan, or you can check them on our YouTube page. Happy diving!