There is plenty of variety to be had diving the Bay Islands and it also suits all levels of divers. Most dive operators are located either on Roatán or Útila with a couple on Guanaja.
At Roatán, explore dramatic drop-offs, sloping reefs, and boulder formations. Útila is famous for its whale shark sightings that often happen at the west end of the island.
Guanaja is the least developed of the three islands and the least visited so diving here is a very personal experience. Dive sites here feature a series of pinnacles, vertical walls, lava tunnels and shipwrecks. Guanaja is located right at the edge of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System and this attracts pelagic marine life to the area.
The best times to dive are over February to early October and you can expect balmy weather and water temperature of 81-88°F (27-31°C).
Visibility averages at 66ft (20m). The best time for reliable whale shark sightings is during March to May and August to October.
Fly to the Juan Manuel Gálvez Roatán International Airport on Roatán on airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, Avianca Honduras, Avianca Guatemala and others. There are ferry services to reach the other islands and there are also flights to Útila and Guanaja.