Roatan Reef Diagram
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS) is 560 miles long and is the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world (largest living reef according to latest reports). Roatan forms the southernmost part of the MBRS which extends all the way from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula down to Belize, Guatemala and ends up in the Bay Islands of Honduras. The Roatan Reef is unique in the quantity and quality of its reef and marine animals as well as its sheer beauty.
All the dive sites in Roatan and the Bay Islands are protected areas under the care of the Roatan Marine Park and while visiting you can help support their conservation efforts in many ways. When you dive, please pay attention to not bumping into the coral in any way so as not to damage this living structure. Please help us in supporting the Roatan Marine Park through donations and purchases during your stay.
Below is a typical layout of many areas in Roatan and what you can expect at each level. Each dive site offers unique areas that make it unique and depths can vary significantly. Only use the below diagram as a general guide for the general layout of the typical reef system.