GUANAJA Bay Islands,
Guanaja is the second largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras.
a beautiful island with a combination of jungle, pine forest, and
As well as some interesting wrecks there are many colorful shallow
that can be done in tranquility without the worry of currents or
the island especially convenient for the novice diver.
The Donna M was sunk by George Cundiff, owner of a local dive
and hotel, as a fish haven and dive location in July of 1986. This
long shrimp boat now rests on a sandy bottom in 80 feet of water,
inside of a barrier reef.
According to George, billions of silver sides have made this wreck
home. Visibility at this site is anywhere between 50 and 100 feet.
This huge steamer, which is approximately 350 feet long, was sunk at
George's Key in the 1920's. She now rests on a coral bed with her
scattered over a large area. Since she sits in only 12 feet of water
of a reef, divers and snorkelers can also enjoy swimming around this
Things to be seen in the wreckage include the ship's boilers, plates
shafts. Visibility here has been reported to be anywhere from 75 to
courtesy George Condiff.
The Jado Trader was sunk in 1987 in order to form an artificial fish
This 260 foot long freighter, which was converted into a
now rests on a sandy bottom, completely intact, in 105 feet of
Before the town finally decided to have the Jado Trader sunk, she
the harbor rusting for five to six years. George Cundiff took the
sinking the vessel next to Mile Deep Wall. The wreck lies on her
side with her bow facing the wall. Visibility here ranges from 80 to
Although the wreck
has not yet fully developed into a reef, she has attracted
a good amount of fish and is starting to become covered with coral,
and other marine life. Some of the fish to be seen include silver
grouper, jew fish, and spiny oysters.
Close to the wreck lie two huge coral pinnacles. One of these
has a volcanic cave inside. They both come to within 20 feet of the
Divers will not want to forget their cameras for this site. To say
this abandoned freighter turned reef is very photogenic.
The Mystery Wreck, also known as No Name Wreck, is a steel hulled
about 90 feet in length and is of unknown origin. Somehow she sunk
now rests upside down on a sandy bottom. This wreck lies 50 yards
coral finger in a depth of 42 feet.
Divers can penetrate the stern of the ship which sticks into the
should they venture inside, they may have to share it with a huge
estimated to weigh almost 1,000 pounds, who has chosen to make this
wreck his home.
The Ruthie C is a 65 foot long vessel which sits in 42 feet of
in front of the Plaza Del Sol Hotel. She was sunk by the hotel
George Condiff, in May of 1986 as a dive site. The wreck is now
the base of a wall on a sand and grass bottom. Visibility ranges
from 30 to
about 70 feet.