We were warned by our Roatan dive shop that this experience was 'rustic'. It was-- but we knew what we were getting in to. You get into your gear at the dock and they help you get into the dive boat. There were 14 of us and we were pretty crammed into the boat. No room to really move around and a bit uncomfortable due to sitting on the bench with your gear on. The boat ride is quick though- maybe 10-15 minutes. We had pretty calm seas for our dive and no current. They still requested you use the line to descend and ascend. We back rolled into the water.
It really is an awesome sight seeing these sharks swimming around. We got to swim with them and it was a bit of an intimidating experience. There were about 15 sharks ranging in size from babies to big females. When it was feeding time, they went into a 45 second frenzy getting at the food.
After the feeding we swam a few more minutes with them. When the dive master signaled it was time to go up, we hurried to get to the line first to avoid the pileup of getting back into the boat- smart choice.
The boat ride back was a bit concerning. As another review said, the boat engine kept cutting out- but we made it back to the dock without it completely stalling out.
Reviews say don't bring you GoPro camera, the dive shop people tell you don't bring your GoPro camera, so don't bring your GoPro camera. People on our boat had some words with the boat captain about this. You know their rule and it's their dive and their rules- why argue it. Whether it's so they can sell their video or because of a safety hazard with the sharks- it's their rules. Don't bring your GoPro. They do allow you to use other types of cameras though. And the video they sell really is good and the quality is exceptional.
This was a dive that you should do at least once. It was an adrenaline filled experience.
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