Caribbean Reef Life of the Bay Islands, Honduras by Mickey Charteris is an excellent resource. Mickey has been working in Roatan for years and finally compiled a book with all his amazing finds. Displayed on the pages of this must have book for the diving enthusiast are creatures found on our very doorsteps. They include;
Parrotfish, Blue Tang, Creolle Wrasse, Yellowhead Jawfish, Peacock Flounders, Caribbean Octopus, Lionfish, Southern Stingrays, Eagle rays, Moray eels, Goldentail Morays, Spotted Morays, Scorpion fish, Spotted Drum fish, Hamlets, Channel Clinging Crabs, Secretary Blennies, Nassau Groupers, Yellowfin Groupers, Cubera Snappers, Barracudas, Crevalle Jack, Permits, Nurse sharks, Hammerhead sharks, Dolphin, Hawksbill turtles, Green turtles, Loggerhead turtles, Spiny lobsters, Flamingo Tongues, Black Spotted Nudibranch, Spanish Dancers, Sharp tail eels, African Pompanos, Toad Fish, Queen conch, Angel fish, Whale sharks and Manta Rays to name a few.
The aforementioned barely scratch at the surface, albeit some of those mentioned are quite elusive and amazing to encounter. Then there is the reef and the magical formations it has created. We have swim throughs and canyons found at dive sites like Hole in the Wall, Mary’s Place, Mora Channel, Dolphin’s Den, Gibson Bight, Canyon Reef and even Blue Channel. Other dive destinations may boast large amounts of pelagics, we boast our formations as well as the warm, calm, and clear waters accompanied by gorgeous clear blue skies throughout most of the year. All this is but a two hour direct flight from Miami or Houston.
Check out our YouTube Channel for a sample of things you may see to include the locations, the amazing formations of our reef and the superstar amazing time we have. We leave the cattle calling to others.