Roatan Island Dive Sites 11 to 15
11 West End Beach
West End Beach is a popular snorkeling area. The sandy beach gently slopes to the barrier reef which is about 10 to 20 feet in depth. All along the beachfront the coral reef is spotted with channels and coral formations. Fresh water springs feed several spots in this area and the water change is dramatic. This is an excellent area for small fish.
12 West End
Steep ridges mark the area and are surrounded by flats that have a tremendous amount of large sponges. Narrow fissures and pinnacles dot the underwater landscape. Current is strong in this area.
13 Herbie's Place
Herbie's Place is on the south shore of Roatan in depths of 20 to 150 feet. Drift diving is common in this area and some very large barrel sponges will be seen. Most dive masters will drop you off and you'll drift to another dive site known as Pablo's Place.
14 Enchanted Forest
Enchanted Forest is located on a crest about a half a mile south of the reef. The boat mooring is on a large flat sandy area in about 30 feet of water. The upper part of the crest has barrel and vase sponges with lots of soft coral formations. The slopes of the ridge contain multicolored sponges and polyps.
15 Insidious Reef
Insidious Reef is located away from the barrier reef on a gentle sloping offshore bank. The south wall of the area is full of sea life from French angelfish to shark and manta rays. The water depth is this area ranges from 30 to 130 feet.