Roatan is located on the Mesoamerican Reef which is part of the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world and offers up some of the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean. With its warm and clear water, it is a place for incredible underwater photography opportunities.
No matter if you are looking for colorful coral reef panoramas? Big schools of fish? Picturesque underwater scenery? strange and small critters? Once-in-a-lifetime blackwater encounter? If you are a novice or professional photographer, from wide-angle to macro photography, there is enough to please every underwater photographer’s unique interests.
This month Ron Nicolaysen, John “Van” Vandegrift, Kal Lin and Mickey Charteris offer you a unique selection of photographs. Each pictures have been taken between the west point of the island and Palmetto Bay area. In that portion of the reef, each dive site has their load of surprises and are all within a 5 to 30-minute ride from our dive shop.
From the west point of the island, in “Texas” to other dive sites like Hole in the Wall, Canyon Reef, Spooky Channel further north, there is a wide choice of playgrounds for wide angle lovers, all characterized by swim throughs, caverns and canyons, tunnels, endless walls, giant coral formations, crystal clear visibility and a wealth of interesting critters.
For some underwater photographers, bigger is always better but there’s a whole other world waiting to be explored through a macro lens. One of the best spot to find odd, often camouflaged creatures best-suited for a magnifying lens is "Blue Channel". It’s also important to note that not all macro photography is muck photography, all around the island, on the top part of the reef close to the sunlight-rich surface like sandy patches, there are loads of tiny creatures hiding in the colourful underwater garden.
Time for you to book your next dive vacation and let the West End Divers Team show you the best of Roatan below the water line. If you are not a certified diver yet, Roatan is the perfect spot to get your Open Water Diver Certification. Before that share and enjoy our Best of June 2018 Collection.