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Includes Roatan, Guanaja, Utila, Barbareta, Morat, Pigeon Cays, and Cayos Cochinos

Author(s): Cindy Garoutte

DESCRIPTION: The Bay Islands, off the coast of Honduras, are one of the last diving frontiers on the Caribbean. Manta and spotted eagle rays, whale sharks, and almost every type of reef fish and coral are common to the vast expanses of reefs and walls, many still waiting to be explored.

Although new resorts are being built to accommodate a growing number of divers, civilization has been slow to change the wild beauty of the islands with their miles of sparkling beaches and unspoiled reefs.

Diving Bay Islands covers the main islands of Roatan, Guanaja and Utila as well as smaller islands such as Barbareta, Morat, and the Pigeon Cays. A chapter is also included on the nearby Cayos Cochinos located between the Bay Islands and the mainland. The terrain and marine life of over 60 of the best dive sites are described in detail and there is a special chapter on interesting marine life.

In addition to superb diving, this book includes information on some of the mainland’s topside attractions such as rain forests, exotic wildlife, hiking, river rafting, and Mayan ruins. Maps of the dive sites, listings of dive resorts and livaboards, and travel information are included.

Whether you are a serious diver, holiday snorkelor, or an admirer of the undersea world, Diving Bay Islands will prove a valuable reference and will surely provide much needed diving fun from books.

Table of Contents:

  • 95 Color Photos
  • 5 Maps
  • History and Local Customs
  • Boat and Beach Diving Sites
  • Shipwrecks
  • Snorkeling
  • Hotels
  • Dining
  • Marine Life
  • Dive Operators
  • Places of Interest

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S): Cindy Garoutte has been diving and photographing the Bay Islands extensively for the past ten years. For four years she lived in the islands managing several resort photography operations, and lecturing on underwater photography and videography. Her video productions have included marine and environmental topics, and her articles and photographs have appeared in numerous publications worldwide. She presently resides in Chicago.

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