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Honduras, Latin America

Honduras, located in Central America has Caribbean Sea coastlines to the North and the Pacific Ocean to the South. It is home to the world’s second largest reef structure, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef which stretches down from Mexico and tails off at Honduras. The weather in Honduras averages 29°C, with high humidity and water temperatures averaging 25°C  in winter and 29C in summer. The water visibility is generally good from 24-45 meters although it can drop lower during the rainy season.
 

Diving
The region is also home to many fascinating wrecks and remote sea mounts that are beacons for a variety of marine life. The dive sites feature vibrant coral, multi coloured tropical fish, large sponges, manta rays, turtles and whale sharks. liveaboard will experience the best scuba diving in the Bay Islands of Honduras which is both easy and exciting.  The Bay Islands are world-renowned for their sheer walls, mystical wrecks, massive barrel sponges and captivating macro critters. These waters are also home to larger marine species, such as Whale shark, Caribbean Reef sharks and Bottlenose dolphin. The Roatan region of Honduras has fantastic critter scuba diving with subjects like Electric rays, Longsnout seahorses, ferocious looking Spoon-nose eels, Rough Box crabs, Yellowheaded Jawfish, Sailfin blennies and even Southern stargazers. The tiny island of Utila, some 30 minutes flight from San Pedro Sula, is known for passing whale sharks which are seen throughout the year. These huge fish migrate through the channel between Roatan and Utila. 


Liveaboards
One of the best ways to dive Honduras is aboard a luxury liveaboard. The Roatan Aggressor Honduras liveaboard is a 100ft yacht which accommodates 18 guests with doubles, single and quad with private shower/wc and TV/DVD, air-conditioned salon, hot tub, special on board photo lab, facility to download photos and large, well designed deck for equipment. Remote and rarely visited sites are on the agenda. More >
 

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Fact File

Diving Conditions

Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

Best Time: Diving year round - summer months are warmest.

Average Air temps: 29°C (high humidity)

Average Water temps: 25-28°C (summer), 24-27°C  (winter months, with possible  22°C  drop in January). 3-5 mm wetsuit recommended.

Visibility: 5-100m (Jan-June)
Up to 200m (July - December)

Top Dive Sites: Roatan, Utila, Cayos Cochinos and the Sea Mounts, Bay Islands of Honduras.

Great Reasons to Dive in Honduras

  • Remote sea mounts.
  • Vibrant marine life and critters.
  • Wall reefs & huge barrel sponges.
  • Manta rays, Reef shark, bottle nose dolphins.
  • Whale shark.
  • Wrecks.
  • Turtles, moral eels, Southern sennets

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.
 

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