Great diving in Utila!!

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Upside down jellyfish
Utila is renowned for its diving and there are lots of good dive sites to go to - we went to Lighthouse Reef , Black Coral Wall , Little Bight & Ted´s Point. Saw stingrays , parrotfish , pinfish , butterflyfish , groupers and a plenty of other types of fish (but no sign of the elusive whale shark which everyone is hoping to see this time of year) aswell as a couple of small wrecks , lots of cool coral and a huge rusty barbecue ! The island is pretty laid back with a Caribbean feel , only one small town , East Harbour, and most people are here for the scuba diving (and the associated nightlife). Frankly there's not an awful lot else to do after the diving so I'm staying for one more day to explore the island a little more - took a hike up to Pumpkin Hill which gives cool views over the whole island and went to the little beach which was OK but not particularly great.
yellowline arrow crab
Utila is seriously hot and I was frazzling here with my fair skin ... most days you´re dripping in sweat from 7.30 am onwards.... but the biggest annoyance is the insect life - I have so many bites from the supremely irritating mozzies and sandflies.

Saturday morning I'm getting up at the unearthly hour of 5:30 am to catch the early ferry back to La Ceiba and then the 7-hour bus ride down to Tegucigalpa , the capital of Honduras. Planning to spend a day or two checking out "Tegus" , as the locals call it , before I catch a bus onwards to Nicaragua later next week ... Honduras has been fun but I´m very much looking forward to Nicaragua.

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Upside down jellyfish
Upside down jellyfish
yellowline arrow crab
yellowline arrow crab
Arrow Blenny
Arrow Blenny
Arrow Blenny 1
Arrow Blenny 1
Gray angel fish
Gray angel fish
neon goby
neon goby
Queen angel fish
Queen angel fish
Slender filefish
Slender filefish
moon jellyfish
moon jellyfish
moon jellyfish 1
moon jellyfish 1
moon jellyfish 2
moon jellyfish 2
Trumpetfish
Trumpetfish
spotted scorpion fish
spotted scorpion fish
spotted scorpion fish 1
spotted scorpion fish 1
spotted scorpion fish 2
spotted scorpion fish 2
spotted scorpion fish 3
spotted scorpion fish 3
Spotted drum
Spotted drum
turtle
turtle
turtle 1
turtle 1
turtle 2
turtle 2
porcupine fish
porcupine fish
turtle 3
turtle 3
turtle 4
turtle 4
turtle 5
turtle 5
turtle 6
turtle 6
turtle 7
turtle 7
turtle 8
turtle 8
turtle 9
turtle 9
yellow pencil coral
yellow pencil coral
sheet coral
sheet coral
brain coral
brain coral
yellow pencil coral 1
yellow pencil coral 1
giant anemone
giant anemone
giant anemone 1
giant anemone 1
giant anemone 2
giant anemone 2
giant anemone 3
giant anemone 3
giant anemone 4
giant anemone 4
brain coral 1
brain coral 1
grouper
grouper
flamingo tongue
flamingo tongue
Queen trigger fish
Queen trigger fish
squid
squid
squid 1
squid 1
squid 2
squid 2
squid 3
squid 3
squid 4
squid 4
caribbean spiny lobster
caribbean spiny lobster
caribbean spiny lobster 1
caribbean spiny lobster 1
caribbean lobster 2
caribbean lobster 2
caribbean spiny lobster 3
caribbean spiny lobster 3
black grouper
black grouper
black grouper 1
black grouper 1
black grouper 2
black grouper 2
black grouper 3
black grouper 3
sharpnose puffer fish
sharpnose puffer fish
sea cucumber
sea cucumber
sea cucumber 1
sea cucumber 1
more squid
more squid
squid 4
squid 4
squid 5
squid 5
squid 6
squid 6
squid 7
squid 7
squid 8
squid 8
squid 9
squid 9
squid 10
squid 10
squid 11
squid 11
squid 12
squid 12
dolphin
dolphin
dolphin 1
dolphin 1
dolphin 2
dolphin 2
web burr fish
web burr fish
web burr fish 1
web burr fish 1
spotted drum 1
spotted drum 1
flamingo tongue 1
flamingo tongue 1
flamingo tongue 2
flamingo tongue 2
flamingo tongue 3
flamingo tongue 3
christmas tree worm
christmas tree worm
jellyfish
jellyfish
jellyfish 1
jellyfish 1
Utila beach 1
Utila beach 1
Utila beach 2
Utila beach 2
Utila beach 3
Utila beach 3
Utila beach 4
Utila beach 4
Utila beach 5
Utila beach 5
Utila dock
Utila dock
Iguana
Iguana
Utila main street 1
Utila main street 1
main street 2
main street 2
Mango Inn 1
Mango Inn 1
Mango Inn 2
Mango Inn 2
Pumpkin Hill
Pumpkin Hill
Pumpkin Hill view 1
Pumpkin Hill view 1
Pumpkin Hill view 2
Pumpkin Hill view 2
Pumpkin Hill view 3
Pumpkin Hill view 3
Pumpkin Hill view 4
Pumpkin Hill view 4
Pumpkin Hill view 5
Pumpkin Hill view 5
Utila
photo by: Yoshu