The coastal waters around Fort Morgan Cay are some of the finest for diving in the Caribbean. Amazing reefs and marine life make diving in Roatan an unforgettable experience for divers of all skill levels.
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AN UNPARALLELED DIVING PARADISE
With a reputation for world class diving, Roatan draws the attention of divers from all over the world and is a must for scuba diving enthusiasts and beginners alike. The Bay Islands of Honduras are one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the Caribbean, you will be diving on pristine waters overflowing with marine life.
Generally the visibility runs 24-45 meters/80-150 feet. During the rainy season (roughly October to January) visibility can dip below the usual 30-45 meters/100-150 feet.
Mostly mild, but can vary by location
Warm tropical weather is the norm, with little change in temperature from winter to summer. Average annual temperature is 85° F/29.4° C. Nice warm water year round, varying Jan-Mar 78°F, July-Sept 82°F. Humidity is usually high, especially from May to September.
You can dive the Bay Islands all year long, but the tropical, rainy season runs from October to January. The Bay Islands’ southern Caribbean location means that hurricanes sometimes pass by to the north. Hurricane season is June to the end of November.
Scuba Discovery Class
Wondering if diving is right for you? Schedule a one-session discovery class and dive with one of our experienced partner schools. Learn the basics and experience the feeling of floating underwater.
If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you. You will be diving with a guide to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification.
Open Water Diver
Get ready to experience the freedom of open water. The full Open Water Course can be done in a few days and upon completion of training, you will be fully certified to dive anywhere in the world.
Some of the dives offered are Deep Diver, Underwater Navigator, Night Diver, Underwater Photography, Fish identification. They credit toward your Advanced Open Water Certification.
We cooperate with experienced and professional dive operations on the East End of Roatan, who are PADI certified.
Abundant Marine Life
There are more than 300 identified fish species in Bay Island waters. Divers frequently see dolphin, grouper, rays, barracuda, angelfish, butterfly fish, grunts, parrotfish, yellow tail snapper, horse eye jack, octopus, lobsters, crabs, moray eels, hammerhead sharks and even whale sharks.
Whether it is the occasional appearance of a Cayman patrolling the mangroves, the silent flyby of a Spotted Eagle Ray, gentle encounters with a resting Nurse Shark, the ballet of the Sting Rays that feed in the sand, the aloof Barracuda or shy Spotted Eel, you will always find a friend.
A Diving Paradise
Among those in the diving community, there is no greater paradise than the island of Roatan,known for spectacular reef systems, wrecks, whales, sharks. We have it all!
Some of the popular diving sites near Fort Morgan Cay are:
Fort Key Wall
35'-110'/11-33m, all levels
Dive along your own section of the steep wall of the Bonacca Ridge and see the beautiful overhangs covered with sponges and corals.
10'-70'/3-21m, all levels
Dive into the marine cavern, the nursing area of a wide variety of tropical fish. Divers can stay in the shallow areas or descend down to just above the impressive abyss which drops thousands of feet below.
Hole in the Wall
20'-150'/6-45m, intermediate level
Caverns, swim-throughs, and canyons that house many different species of sea life.
And many more...
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The ancient reef surrounding Roatan forms part of the Meso American Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world. The nearby Cayman Trench brings deep water nutrients to our rich diversity of coral and fish life resulting on a lush underwater ecosystem.
Healthy reefs are a precious resource. Dive tourism contributes hundreds of millions of dollars to the Caribbean economy each year — and all of these destinations know that Caribbean reefs must be protected, with marine parks and programs to promote reef conservation and encourage sustainable practices.
Fort Morgan Cay is an active supporter of the Roatan Marine Park and cares closely for the fragile eco system surrounding it. For this reason, we collect and treat our sewage and run largely on solar power.
Many of our dive sites are easily accessible diving off right from our beaches. Hundreds of meters of undisturbed reef diving and some of the most spectacular dive sites of Roatan wait for you to be discovered. We will be glad to give you advice or guidance for going out on your own or organize tours with certified dive masters.
Roatan is home to the Annual International Freediving Competition Caribbean Cup.
The first 5 editions of the Caribbean Cup (2013 – 2017) were held in the warm, deep waters off Roatan. The 2017 AIDA World Championship organized by Roatan Freediving School & Training Center, was attended by 96 athletes from 28 countries.Free Immersion (FIM), Constant Weight with Fins (CWT), and Constant Weight Without Fins (CNF) are the three disciplines in which athletes try to reach greater depths while holding their breath.
Legend has it that when Christopher Columbus finally reached Central America, specifically the Caribbean waters of Honduras, he expressed gratitude by saying:
“Gracias a Dios por estas Honduras / Thank God for these deep waters."