Roatan & Utila in a Nutshell - Roatan offers fabulous resorts at reasonable prices along with easy, plentiful diving. This area is conveniently accessed from the United States, and the dive sites offer a lot of variety including wrecks, caves, walls, shark dives, and dolphin dives.
Utila, just next to Roatan, is less developed and also offers fantastic diving options. Utila is also an excellent choice for the independent traveller.
Water Temperatures: Warm throughout the year, around 81-88°F (27-31°C)
Visibility: Averages at 66ft (20m)
Depth Range: 33 - 131 ft (10 - 40m)
Topside & Non-Diving Activities - Fishing is a very common activity offered in both locations. There is a wildlife refuge where you can see white-faced capuchins, howler monkeys, caimans, and various birds. Roatan also has a butterfly garden, an iguana farm, and botanical gardens. Visitors can explore the rainforest canopy with exciting jungle excursions, or swim, snorkel, or dive with dolphins.
Currency: Honduran Lempira (HNL)
Main Airport Code: SAP
Electricity: Generally is 120V
Time Zone: UTC-6
Vaccines: Please check the CDC website for updated information on vaccines, health concerns, etc.
Visa: For US citizens, a Tourist Visa is not required, but you must present a valid passport with at least six months remaining validity.
Language: The official language in Honduras is Spanish, but English is the primary language of local islanders.
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