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Black Coral Wall

Discover the captivating Black Coral Wall, a gently sloping underwater marvel adorned with occasional breathtaking rock formations. This remarkable dive site derives its name from the abundant Black Coral that flourishes here, characterized by its delicate, wispy bushes growing alongside the rocky structures.

Despite its name, Black Coral Wall offers more than just stunning coral formations. Schooling grunts and jacks animate the underwater landscape, while lobsters and a myriad of vibrant Caribbean reef fish call this place home.

Situated adjacent to the inlet of a picturesque mangrove lagoon, Black Coral Wall is conveniently located in the heart of Utila, nestled in the Bay Islands of Honduras. The central location of this dive site ensures a thriving coral ecosystem teeming with life. The ebb and flow of the tides within the lagoon create a constant exchange of nutrient-rich water with the open ocean, resulting in crystal-clear waters with exceptional visibility.

Timing is everything at Black Coral Wall, as you may witness the mesmerizing spectacle of two distinct bodies of water blending together before your eyes. The translucent brown water from the lagoon gracefully commingles with the clear ocean water, creating a visually striking phenomenon. Enhanced by this abundant food source, a multitude of captivating critters emerge to perform their filter-feeding routine, attaching themselves to the branching corals, sponges, and hard coral formations. Night dives offer an enchanting display as sardines, typically confined to the lagoon during daytime, are enticed by the glow of our underwater torches, creating a dazzling spectacle as they shimmer and dance in the light. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive octopus, often found in the shallower sections of the dive site, at depths ranging from 15 to 30 feet.

With a maximum depth of 19m and excellent visibility up to 19m, Black Coral Wall is suitable for both beginner and advanced divers. Experience the natural splendor of this underwater paradise, located in the stunning surroundings of Útila, Bay Islands, Honduras.

Last updated: 10 mo. ago - Oct 4, 2023

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Dive Site Overview of Black Coral Wall

Depth:19m
Visibility: 0m - 19m
Experience level:
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