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Airport Caves

The Dive Site known as Airport Caves is conveniently situated just a short 10 to 15-minute boat ride from the main dock on Utila, an island located on the south side of Honduras. It is positioned in front of the old airstrip, adding a historical touch to your diving experience.

When exploring Airport Caves, divers can expect to encounter a diverse array of marine life. The vibrant underwater ecosystem is home to fascinating creatures such as Garden Eels, Stingrays, and Trumpetfish. Additionally, the surrounding reef showcases various species of fish, including Barracuda, Black Durgon, and Angelfishes.

The top of the reef begins at a depth of approximately 10 feet (3 meters), gradually descending to over 50 feet (15 meters). As you descend further, you'll encounter a sandy slope that steadily drops to depths exceeding 100 feet (30 meters). This dive site also offers an intriguing secondary reef formation, adding an extra element of excitement to your underwater exploration.

At Airport Caves, the sandy patches in the shallow areas are relatively small. The suitability for skills practice will depend on the size of your diving group. For an unforgettable adventure, venture westward from the buoy to discover the largest tunnel adorned with exquisite soft corals and vibrant sponges. Keep an eye out for Porcupine fish and Barracudas near the entrance, adding a touch of exhilaration to your dive.

Airport Caves Dive Site in Utila, Honduras, offers optimal diving conditions with a visibility of 21 meters and a maximum depth of 18 meters. With its captivating underwater scenery and diverse marine life, this site is particularly well-suited for beginner divers. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the underwater world and create lasting memories at this remarkable location situated on Old Airport Road, La Punta, Utila, Bay Islands, THE BAY ISLANDS, Honduras.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 4, 2023

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