The Bay Islands are a little known area of the Caribbean, but an exemplary location for recreational scuba diving. The Bay Islands are steadily gaining approval with the world-wide diving establishment and it is no wonder; with hammerheads, large schools of yellowtail snappers, and the second largest barrier reef in the world, scuba divers are kept in awe, while non-divers can enjoy a dolphin encounter, jungle canopy zipline, and unspoiled beaches.
Sound enticing? Scuba Diving Magazine readers definitely agree. The Bay Islands was repeatedly seen in their 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards for the Atlantic & Caribbean Region. To be more precise, the Bay Islands was seen in the top five for Best Destination Overall (diving, topside adventure, nightlife, etc.), number two for the Best Big Animals (whale sharks are popular), and the list continues. The Bay Islands scored for Best Wall Diving, Best Macro, and Best Beginner Diving as well. One of the Bay Islands even achieved mentions in The 2012 Top 100 Gold List, with a citation for The Best Dive Site, and The Best 24/7 Dive Destination.
The appeal of the Caribbean Bay Islands may be that they include more than just spectacular scuba diving. The addition of entertaining activities for land dwellers seals the deal. The year-round temperatures in the Bay Islands averages the mid-80s, which is perfect for both scuba diving and above water outings. Tourists across the world make note: the Utila Dive Festival is being held August 18-25th. This is the time to catch a glimpse of what Bay Islands scuba diving has to choose from. With party events, a ‘taste of’ food fair, and sponsors who have committed over $7000 in prizes, there is never a better time to see the Bay Islands of Honduras.
Want to learn more? Complete information about Honduras scuba diving on our Scuba Diving Honduras Guide.