Roatan: Summer 2016

Day 11 - June 14 - Wreck dive and Coral Watch

We started the day off with a dive on the “El Aquila”, a shipwreck that is located just off the reef opening at Anthony Key Resort.  It is a 210 foot long cargo boat that was sunk there in 1997.  A hurricane broke the vessel into three pieces back in 2005, but it still remains one of the most popular dive sites on Roatan.  We took the group photo on the bow of the wreck and then we were joined by a few large snapper and black grouper as we headed for the shallows to complete the remainder of the dive.  Some claim to have seen a shark and/or a spotted eagle ray on the dive, but we do not appear to have any photographic evidence of the sighting, so at this point we may just have to add it to the list along with the big-foot sightings from earlier in the trip.  The night dive was somewhat uneventful, no neat creatures of the night, but also no jellyfish.  Everyone enjoyed their last night dive of the trip.