Courtney’s specialty is Blackwater Diving, but she’s got sharp eyes on morning dives too. If you were with her this week, you’d have seen nurse shark and seahorse, neither of which are especially easy to find. Nurse sharks like to tuck away underneath ledges, which is also a good place to look if you want to find a beautiful black and white drum fish like the one she found. Turtles are common in Honduras but always nice to see. We see both hawksbill and green sea turtles daily. Beautiful, graceful swimmers.
Blackwater Diving isn’t for everyone, but definitely give it a look. It’s like nothing else, and because of the unique conditions of our reef and underwater topography, Honduras is one of the few places in the world where you can do Blackwater Diving successfully. You never know what you’ll see on one of our Blackwater Dives but for sure you’ll see some weird, weird creatures, none of which you’ll see during the day.
Every diver has their own style. Diving with Courtney (aka Coco) involves detailed briefings (like, really detailed) and an eye for the small stuff. She once found 37 sea slugs on a single dive at Hole in the Wall. If you don't care about finding the small stuff and would prefer to cover more ground in hopes of finding turtles or rays, she's got you covered there too. She finds the small stuff without having to slow down to a snail's pace. She'll keep you moving underwater, and because she has done thousands of dives on the reef, you'll know ahead of time what to expect from the topography. She probably knows her way around Roatán underwater better than she does on land. And thanks to her Midwestern roots and sun-soaked smile, she'll always make your mornings on the island a little bit brighter.
We love you, Coco!
Enjoy her week photo album!