Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Bay Islands Department

Ready to check out the best sites in Bay Islands Department for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 50 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Bay Islands Department to suit your needs.
Bay Islands Department dive site map
Coco View Wall

#1 - Coco View Wall

Honduras, Roatan, Caribbean

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Coco View Wall is one of the most spectacular dives on the island. Starting at 6 meters and dropping straight down to 35 meters and beyond, you can see a huge variety of life living at every strata. This dive is most easily accessed from the beach at the Coco View Resort. Because there are a few important things you need to know before diving this area, Coco View requires you to take an orientation class and a dive with their dive master. To reach their wall, walk out to the dive platform, and then follow the guide chain through the safest channel in the reef, and you'll find yourself at the edge of diving paradise! A few kilometers East of French Harbour, turn into the parking lot for the Coco View ferry dock . You can't miss it!
West Bay Beach

#2 - West Bay Beach

Honduras, Roatan, Caribbean

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Go all the way to the west end of the beach and swim out. The patch reef starts in 4 four feet of water and soon gets you to the wall dropping over 200-feet. It can also be accessed for free by any diver.
Spooky Channel

#3 - Spooky Channel

Honduras, Roatan, Caribbean

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Bay Islands Beach Resort is home of the famous Spooky Channel. The channel offers three unique shore diving opportunities: the inside reef for snorkelers to view the large coral heads and friendly parrot fish; the channel itself, which is a grand-canyon-like dive of 15 meters wide and 30 meters deep; and the outer reef that houses all the expected life of Roatan's North shore. Guaranteed lobsters, shrimps, octopus, rays and groupers. Along the short stretch of road between Half Moon Bay and Sandy Bay on the Northwest side of the island.
The Prince Albert

#4 - The Prince Albert

Honduras, Roatan, Caribbean

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The Wreck of the Prince Albert is possibly one of the finest wrecks you will dive directly from the shore. It is a 47 meter long tanker, ranging in depth from just 7 meters to 22 meters at her keel. Macro photography can be spectacular on the outside hull with many years colorful growth apparent. The interior spaces are accessible for advanced divers; however, try the nearby obstacle course first to practice moving through confined areas! As an added treat, 30 meters off the bow of the wreck is the empty shell of a DC-3 aircraft. A few kilometers East of French Harbour, accessed either through Fantasy Island or Coco View Resorts.
Sunny Side B&B

#5 - Sunny Side B&B

Honduras, Roatan, Caribbean

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Sunny Side B&B is another access point to the Spooky Channel. Although not a full service dive resort operation, it is the closest dock to the channel, with a spectacular beach for the non-divers in your group. Don't show up unannounced at this location; diving is generally for the guests of the B&B only. Along the short stretch of road between Half Moon Bay and Sandy Bay on the Northwest side of the island.
Sandy Bay

#6 - Sandy Bay

Honduras, Roatan, Caribbean

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Sandy Bay beach is the closest entry for the dive through the Little Channel. The reef wall is about 300 meters beyond the beach. This should be considered an advanced dive due to the distance of the kick-out. Take the main road North out of Coxen Hole to cross the island. As soon as you see the ocean again, you are at Sandy Bay!
Front Porch

#7 - Front Porch

Honduras, Roatan, Caribbean

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The Front Porch dive is one of the finest North shore dives, due to the proximity of Anthony's Key (intro photo) to the reef. You are just a short swim away from the reef's edge, with an easy dock-side entry and exit. Along the short stretch of road between Half Moon Bay and Sandy Bay on the Northwest side of the island.
Sea Grape

#8 - Sea Grape

Honduras, Roatan, Caribbean

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Just outside of Half Moon Bay on the Northwest side of the island, you'll find a small resort that has an unusual access to some advanced diving. Entry into the water is easy from this site; getting out isn't! Generally, divers swim around the bend to the left and exit at the Half Moon Bay Cabins, our next site. The gentleman, Tulio, standing in our intro picture was our tour guide for our stay on the island. Tulio is a part-time dive instructor, a part-time tour guide, and a full-time conversationalist. Born on Roatan, he is fully familiar with the diving and local life on the island. If you are staying in Coco View or Fantasy Island, ask for him by name if you need a quick ride to a dive site or a full day tour. In Half Moon Bay at the far Northwest end of the island.
Half Moon Bay

#9 - Half Moon Bay

Honduras, Roatan, Caribbean

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Half Moon Bay offers something for both snorkelers and divers. The shallower waters of the protected bay makes for a leisurely swim right off the beach, and a more advanced dive can be had around the bend of the bay off the reef's edge. This is also the exit point for the advanced shore dive of the previous site, Sea Grape. Half Moon Bay Cabins also has an excellent restaurant for lunch or dinner. In the Eastern side of Half Moon Bay at the far Northwest end of the island.
Blue House Wall

#10 - Blue House Wall

Honduras, Roatan, Caribbean

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Step into the water about 3-4 feet deep, it drops off gradually to about 20 feet and then about 75 yards offshore the wall drops well over 100 feet. Lots of tangs, yellowtails, crabs lobster and a lot of octopus at night Located in the very west of Flowers Bay. From West End or West Bay head to the Southside to Flowers Bay. Take a right at end of road, past the old white church, look for tall blue house on the shore side.
Blue Channel

#11 - Blue Channel

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Blue Channel is a 4.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 1 ratings.
Old House

#12 - Old House

Honduras, Bay Islands, Utila Island

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After dropping down to 132 feet to inspect a rock formation I spotted an Octopus dying at 117 feet. Dive boats circle this small island
Eagle Ray Alley

#13 - Eagle Ray Alley

Honduras, Bay Islands, Utila Island

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Many pretty fish. Dive boats circle this small island
Bayman Drop

#14 - Bayman Drop

Honduras, Bay Islands, Guanaja Island

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Bayman Drop is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Guanaja Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Forty-foot Point

#15 - Forty-foot Point

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Forty-foot Point is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Anka's Place

#16 - Anka's Place

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Anka's Place is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Ironshore

#17 - Ironshore

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Ironshore is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
French Cay Bank

#18 - French Cay Bank

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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French Cay Bank is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Chimneys

#19 - Chimneys

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Chimneys is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Mr. Bud Wreck

#20 - Mr. Bud Wreck

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Mr. Bud Wreck is also known as The Wreck of the Mr. Bud.
Las Palmas

#21 - Las Palmas

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Great coral About 40 min boat ride from the West End Beach or 5 minutes from Shark Divecenter. Las Palmas is also known as Palmas.
Deep Sea Quest

#22 - Deep Sea Quest

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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From West End very easy to find and many dive center Deep Sea Quest is also known as Seaquest Deep.
Treehouse

#23 - Treehouse

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Very easy, great corail and fish. By west end beach with Banarama, very easy Treehouse is also known as Tree House, Willie's Wonder.
Temptation reef

#24 - Temptation reef

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Temptation reef is also known as temptation.
Gibson Bites

#25 - Gibson Bites

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Gibson Bites is also known as The Bight, Bites.
Turtle crossing

#26 - Turtle crossing

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Turtle crossing is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Green house

#27 - Green house

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Green house is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Octopus Acre

#28 - Octopus Acre

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Octopus Acre is also known as Octopus Acre.
Bear's Den

#29 - Bear's Den

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Bear's Den is also known as Bears Den.
Big French Cay Cut

#30 - Big French Cay Cut

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Big French Cay Cut is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Pillar Coral

#31 - Pillar Coral

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Pillar Coral is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Lighthouse Reef

#32 - Lighthouse Reef

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Lighthouse Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Black Rock, Roatan Honduras

#33 - Black Rock, Roatan Honduras

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Black Rock, Roatan Honduras is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
The Underground Roatan

#34 - The Underground Roatan

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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The Underground Roatan is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Josie J. Wreck

#35 - Josie J. Wreck

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Josie J. Wreck is also known as Josie Jame Wreck.
Pirates Point

#36 - Pirates Point

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Pirates Point is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Too Tall Too Small

#37 - Too Tall Too Small

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Too Tall Too Small is also known as Doc's Dive.
Fish Den

#38 - Fish Den

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Fish Den is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Hole in the wall

#39 - Hole in the wall

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Hole in the wall is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Missing Link

#40 - Missing Link

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Missing Link is also known as Menagerie.
Odyssey Wreck Roatan

#41 - Odyssey Wreck Roatan

Roatan, Honduras

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Lovely wreck with great visibility in calm conditions. Bottom/sand around 120', top of superstructure is around 60'. Ship is almost completely intact. Wildlife abounds around the superstructure. There was a seahorse on the port side of the bow.
Half Moon Bay Wall

#42 - Half Moon Bay Wall

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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Eastern side of Half Moon Bay, Northwest end of the island.
The Prince Albert Wreck

#43 - The Prince Albert Wreck

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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The Prince Albert Wreck is a 47 meter long tanker. Note: Approx 30 meters off the bow, there is the empty shell of a DC-3 aircraft. Located between Coco View and Fantasy Island Resort.
Mary's Place

#44 - Mary's Place

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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I said in my log book that it should be called Mary's Palace instead. It is a spectacular dive, and I'm surprised no one has added this yet. There is a beautiful reef and an interesting swim-through. If you are in the area, you MUST do this dive! South side of the island between the towns of Coxen Hole and French Harbour. Mary's Place is also known as Mary's Palace.
Jack's Bight

#45 - Jack's Bight

Honduras, Bay Islands, Utila Island

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The lagoon in this north side location is a mangrove area.
El Aguila Wreck

#46 - El Aguila Wreck

Honduras, Bay Islands, Roatan Island

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El Aguila is a 210' cargo boat. She lays in 100 feet of water on a sandy floor. One of the best dive of the island! Northern side of the island.
Ships Stern

#47 - Ships Stern

Honduras, Bay Islands, Utila Island

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Great reef diving Dive boats circle this small island Ships Stern is also known as Red Cliff.
Blackish Point

#48 - Blackish Point

Honduras, Bay Islands, Utila Island

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Great reef diving with many fish Dive boats circle this small island
The Maze

#49 - The Maze

Honduras, Bay Islands, Utila Island

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Swim thrus and lots of fish Dive boats circle this small island The Maze is also known as Maze.
Sting Ray Point

#50 - Sting Ray Point

Honduras, Bay Islands, Utila Island

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Very pretty reef. small boats circle this island