SCUBA DIVING ROATAN SITES: OUR CARIBBEAN REEF & FISH
Roatan’s caribbean fish and reef offers some of the best coral, creature and fish variety in the Caribbean. On any given dive you are likely to see an abundance of reef fish: parrotfish (juvenile and adult), damselfish, butterfly fish, angel fish and many others are present on almost every dive site. Grouper and snapper are healthy, and you may see large schools of blue tang and creole wrasse. If you do a few dives with us, you are also likely to encounter at least one hawksbill or green turtle. There are occasional sightings of eagle rays, nurse sharks and hammerhead sharks (keep those eyes peeled out in the blue!)
CARIBBEAN REEF FISH
On the dives themselves, we tend to point out creatures and “unusually shaped fish” such as spotted drum, filefish, trunk fish, trumpet fish, eels and rays. As far as Roatan’s caribbean fish and reef creatures (non-fish), we also regularly see lobster and conch thanks to the anti-poaching efforts of the Roatan Marine Park. There is also a very interesting macro life, with many shrimp, crabs, blennies, gobies, nudibranchs and worms. Night dives also offer a different set, with all the crustaceans out in the open, octopus, squid, and even bioluminescence!
Our experienced instructors are highly knowledgeable about the reef inhabitants and fish behaviours, with a wealth of different areas of knowledge and interest. Sit down with us, consult the fish book and we will help you identify what you saw on your dives.
FEATURES AND CREATURES OF ROATAN
OCTOPUS & MORAY EELS
We also have a large flat-screen TV in the shop where we regularly display slideshows of the things we’ve seen recently, video footage from dives and training experiences. Even after thousands of dives, we are still just as excited to see our reef inhabitants, and even perhaps finding something new!