Thanks to the world’s second largest coral reef system, Roatan, Honduras’ underwater adventures are of international acclaim. The Mesoamerican Reef System offers sanctuary for millions of underwater creatures like manta rays, lionfish, moray eels, and sea turtles, and thousands of years of Mayan, Colonial, and Honduran history make for amazing shipwreck diving. Artifacts that tell the story of the Mayans, colonization, and the struggle for independence litter the oceanic floor if one knows where to look, and thus the Bay Island Underwater Museum is your chance to have a museum experience unlike any other. Hear about the islands colorful history dotted with trading companies, slave revolts and the Black Caribs, before jumping in the water to swim with wildlife and see the various artifacts yourself.
The Bay Island Underwater Museum is located in Sandy Bay, on the Northwestern side of the island. Guides take you on your quest, and though planning ahead is nice, it’s not necessary.