Honduras is the second largest country in Central America, its landmass spanning the bridge that connects the north and south American continents and reaching from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
The principal dive sites are on the Caribbean side around the Bay Islands, which are ringed by some very pretty coral reefs. The largest island is Roatan, a lively place with plenty of American influence. The centre of the island is lush with forested hills that drop to a coast studded by tiny cayes, mangroves and water inlets called bights.
A narrow barrier reef circles the island. Outside there are steeper walls cut by channels and fissures leading in to calm lagoons. Fish species are typical of the Caribbean but longsnout seahorses are fairly common. Rare bluebell tunicates are one of the most colourful sights as hundreds of tiny tunicates cluster to form a display of 'flowers'.