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The Lighthouse Reef

Located near the concrete pillar that extends 10m/30 feet above the water's surface, the dive site known as "Light House Reef" is easily identifiable. This pillar also serves as a marker for the entrance channel to the main Utila Harbor, making it a popular spot for divers due to its proximity to the island's dive centers.

When exploring this site, divers can expect to encounter a variety of marine life, including tarpons, grunts, groupers, stingrays, eagle rays, needle fish, goat fish, wrasses, and occasionally, turtles. The area is also home to a dense forest of sponges, creating a vibrant underwater ecosystem.

The mooring line, located approximately 50 feet away from the concrete pillar, marks the starting point for the dive. From here, divers can descend to a depth of about 15 to 20 feet, providing an ideal location for mandatory safety stops at the conclusion of each dive. By swimming south, divers can reach the drop-off, while swimming east offers the opportunity to explore the wonders of this site. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking sight of towering sponge formations, providing shelter for various shrimps, crabs, and fish. The abundance of nooks and crannies allows critters such as nudibranchs and juvenile fish to thrive, making it worth diving at a slower pace to fully appreciate the hidden treasures.

With visibility reaching up to 18m and a maximum depth of 18m, Light House Reef accommodates divers of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced. Located in Honduras, specifically in La Punta, Útila, Bay Islands, this dive site offers convenient access from Lighthouse, Main Street, making it a must-visit destination for divers exploring the Bay Islands of Honduras.

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

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Overview of The Lighthouse Reef

Depth:18m
Visibility: 0m - 18m
Experience level:
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