The Bay Islands of Honduras (Utila, Roatan and Guanaja) are quickly and quietly becoming a popular place for recreational scuba divers. In the recent rankings of worldwide scuba diving destinations released this weekend by Scuba Diving magazine, this region continues to receive high marks.
In the most recent edition of the magazine, which included the 2012 Reader’s Choice Award winner, the Bay Islands scored top marks in six different categories including
Best Overall Caribbean Destination
Best Caribbean Big Animals
Best Caribbean MACRO Destination
Best Caribbean Wall Diving
Best Caribbean Shore Diving
Best Caribbean Beginner Dive Destination
According to an official of the Honduras Tourism department, a stronger marketing and promotions effort is under way to let scuba divers know about the impressive underwater sights and encounters that frequently occur in the Bay Islands.