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SCUBA DIVING IN GUANAJA HONDURAS
“You’ve got to See it to believe it”
If you are looking for the best experience in Guanaja diving in Honduras you are in the right place
There are many factors that make diving Guanaja’s reefs a unique joy. The island is virtually surrounded by a barrier reef with dozens of dive sites very near the Resort including ample beach diving opportunities. Guanaja has many die sites featuring both shallow and deep reefs, caves, canyons, underwater volcanoes, wrecks and walls plummeting from 20′ to more than 1’000! Visibility averages 80′-100’+. Another consideration for divers is that the position of the barrier reef system and the location of the resort permit excellent diving experiences 95% of the year.
The variety of exotic corals, sponges and marine life is boggling. Turtles, Eagle Rays, Jewfish and literally hundreds of tropical fish species populate the low impacted virgen reefs. Indigenous toadfish, octopus and huge coral crabs are visable at night. Dolphin, Whale Sharks, reef sharks, Back tip sharks and Hammerheads can also be spotted. Diving Guanaja’s reefs present excellent subject matter for photograpers, (bring your GoPro equipment if you’ve got it). Certified divers, novice and student divers will be thrilled to experience Guanaja. A destination that has much more than the typical and popular dive destinations.
You don’t have to be an expert diver to enjoy our underwater world. Snorkel off the beach, or take a “Dive in a Day” , GUANAJA RESORT DIVE SCUBA EXPERIENECE with our expert instructors. Whatever your level of experience, The End of the World Resort can assist you in making a fantastic island adventure.
Some additional experience activites include: Snorkeling, fishing, (fly, ultra-light & deepsea), boat trips, island tours, hiking, remote island beaches, beach bond fires, waterside hammocks and our famous tropical beach tiki bar.
The stunning mountainside cabanas look out over the sea and an endless blue horizon, and Guanaja’s only unobstructed sunset views. Our waters are teaming with more wildlife not seen in the more populated islands in the caribbean.
Summary of Reviews
DIVING IN GUANAJA AT THE END OF THE WORLD RESORT
We just enjoyed one of best dive trips that our groups have ever booked.
Over the Easter week we rented the entire resort which we filled with our 10
divers for 6 days of incredible diving. At first, we contacted the resort after
looking at some other locations on Guanaja Island. On the North side there really
is only 2 places to pick from that are located on the beach. The Southside has no
beach resorts or shore diving opportunities. We wanted to do 2-3 dives per day
and some night diving without having to go to sites with snorkelers most of which
aren’t always the best for scuba divers. Our resort rental included 24 hrs staff on
site, daily room service, all meals cooked and served to perfection. Grilled
seafood, fowl, meats and vegetables, abundant fruit delights and our group
wanted the open bar package. Great tropical drinks, local cervezas, liquors, soda
and juices. The rooms have just been completely remodeled and all have
incredible ocean views. Private decks and each room has its own private
bathroom which is great. The resort has an excellent Satillite internet service that
we all wanted to use for keeping in contact with the outside world at times. Best I
have had at such a remote location.
Dive Boats were Panga style , very fast and easy to dive from. Ladder was simple
and made exits a cinch. Most of the dive sites are in view from the guest
accommodations. In the Panga 5-15 minute boat rides to the dive sites.
We had a wonderful variety of diving experiences such as walls, grottos, shallow
and deep reefs, pinnacles, wrecks, drift diving and fantastic night dives. The best
dives are boat dives and the shore diving is pretty good. Starting right off the
resort dock two reefs are a short swim. Most evenings we dined around 6:00 pm
and had cocktails both before and after the meals. The club house has a great
south seas island décor complete with an inside thatch tiki, bamboo bar, exotic
aquarium, primitive masks and interesting island artifacts. Very tastefully
constructed. Smooth Latin jazz and island music purred from the Bose sound
system. Some evenings the Bar Tender/ Owner Capt. Brian set up a flat screen
where we all got a chance to see the day’s photos and videos taken by the group
photographers. Lots of hammocks are strung out under the palm studded beach,
umbrellas and lounge chairs are abundant to take a siesta in. Beach fires were
pretty common nightly.
In addition to the fantastic diving some of our group participated in some great
ultra-light fishing and one member did some fly fishing and landed several big
Bonefish and Permit right off the Resort beach!
2 nights we went on the Bar cruise which took us to the south side of Guanaja and
to the main population center of Bonacca Island or locally called “The Cay”. Wow
that was a lot of fun! Met crazy characters both locals and expats.
The concierge service was the deal maker in our case. Guanaja is out of the way
from Roatan and the main land. Flights, schedules and arrangements are difficult
to make unless you have personal experience and local contacts. Brian asked
what we wanted, arrival and departure dates and international airline connection
times. He made every possible arrangement, reservation, taxis, meet and greet
you name it. As the group leader it made my job the easiest I have ever had.
Conclusion: This destination was extraordinary in everyway. Normally, you have
one or two that didn’t like the food, accommodations, some dives etc… Not this
time. Capt. Brian and his crew really know their business and you can tell
immediately it’s a passion they all have. This makes all of the difference in the
world! One thing that I left out which is an interesting point is that every staff
member from cabana girl, cook, yard help, the guides, all went diving with us at
least once during our trip. That definitely made a unique bonding experience
between us the guests and the staff. We could all relate to what it exactly is we
are all there for, Capt. Brian encourages this as is apparent.
We have made reservations to return in February 2020. The End of the World
Resort is a unique gem to say the least. Highly recommended for groups and pairs
interested in pristine serious diving and fishing experiences.
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