|Roatan: Summer 2012 - Day 10
Day Ten: Shark Dive
One thing is for certain, the group is getting to experience new things every day. Today the students had the option of doing the shark dive and everyone opted in (I will interrupt the story right now to assure all the concerned parties that the dive went off without incident). The ride over in the boat was a little on the rough side (2+ foot waves on the Southside of the island), but we made it to the site in fine shape (some were thankful for Dramamine) only to find a pretty strong current at the dive site. We descended on the mooring line and got in behind a large coral head that blocked the current. We had about 10 nice size gray reef sharks (6 to 8 foot) in the area during the entire dive. At the end of the dive the students were able to go out and hunt for shark’s teeth, a couple of them found one or two. The second dive was a drift dive on the Maya Key wall where we got to see our first Spotted Eagle Ray. We had lunch on Maya Key and then headed to Coxen Hole (the main town on the island) where the students were able to do a little shopping for those special folks back home.