Felicità dei Caraibi pelagici a Utila

Felicità dei Caraibi pelagici a Utila

Utila is the smallest of the three major islands in the Bay Islands group in the west Caribbean Sea off the northern coast of Honduras. The island's heavenly tropical beauty and relaxed vibe makes it the most popular backpacker destination in Honduras, and obviously the country's diving mecca. Plenty of freediving sites can be found over reefs, in underwater caverns and pinnacles. Marine life is abundant, and encounters with whale sharks and dolphins are not uncommon. White sandy beaches are dotted around the island however the best are found on the cays, tiny coral islands just off the southern coast. Utila is quite small with only a few roads, so the best mode of transport is by bike or on your own two feet.

Punti salienti della destinazione

  • Abbondante vita pelagica, compresi i raggi e gli squali balena
  • Dive the Halliburton wreck cargo ship
  • Beautiful reefs and deep dives through caverns or on pinnacles
  • Profondità di oltre 50m entro la distanza 200m dalla spiaggia
  • Isola tranquilla e ricca di natura, lontana dalle rotte del turismo di massa

    Come arrivare

    • Aeroporto: Roatan (RTB) o San Pedro Sula (SAP)
    • Flight: Local airlines and charters that offer domestic flights from San Pedro Sula, Roatan, La Ceiba and Tegucigalpa (30 min from each airport)
    • Ferry: Take a bus from San Pedro Sula to La Ceiba (3-5hrs) and then embark on ferry (1hr)

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    Centro di apnea

    • Freedive Utila is right next to the beach facing a protected bay on the south eastern coast of the island. Static training can be done in an onsite pool or in the shallow water nearby, and depths reach over 50m with a 200m range from the shore. It is well equipped and offers freediving student and instructor courses.
    • Proprietario: Mark "Tex" Rogers is the founder and owner of Freedive Utila. He is an Apnea Total Instructor Trainer, an AIDA International Judge and Instructor, a YA yoga instructor and PADI Staff Instructor. He is supported a team of 4 resident instructors certified by Apnea Total, AIDA, SSI and PADI.
    • Le lingue: Inglese, spagnolo, tedesco, francese.
    • stagionalità: Tutto l'anno
    • Attrezzatura: Gamma completa di attrezzature per l'apnea in affitto.
    • Attività ricreativa: Wide choice of freediving on well preserved reefs, underwater caves and shiprecks. Freediving excursions are available.
    • Attività educativa: AIDA, PADI, SSI and Apnea Total freediving courses are available from Level 1 to Instructor course.
    • Barca di supporto: A 75hp speedboat (16 passengers), and a 85hp speedboat (12 passengers).

    Laboratori di apnea

    Bi-pin, tecniche di respirazione, profondità, equalizzazione, officine mono-pinne e statiche sono disponibili su richiesta.

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        Halliburton Shipwreck (Depth: 20m-30m; Durata: 3hrs): This cargo ship is 35m long and sits at 30m depth. It was purposefully sunk in the harbour of Utila in 1998 in order to create an artificial reef. Since then, marine life has flourished around it and the wreck has become a perfect site for training and recreational freediving.

        Airport Caves (Depth: 10m-20m; Duration: 2hrs): Located on the east side of the island right in front of the old airstrip of Utila, are the aptly named Airport Caves. The site is great fun for its for its swim throughs, caves and caverns. There is a beautiful shallow reef at 10m and then a deeper one at 30m. Come here to enjoy sights of Garden Eels, Stingrays, Pipefish, Barracuda, Black Durgeon and Angelfishes.

        The Pinnacle (Profondità: 30 + m; Durata: 4hrs): This dive spot is situated on the North side of the island close Turtle Harbour. It is well known its dramatic wall and pinnacle with a deep swim through cavern. You may encounter Eagle Rays, Turtles, Lionfish, Angelfish and Groupers.

        Black Hills (Profondità: 20m-30m; Durata: 3hrs): Il monte sottomarino delle Black Hills si trova a poche miglia in mare e spesso offre la vita marina più prolifica, comprese le scuole di jack con gli occhi da cavallo, i pesci Atlantic Spade e gli sciami creoli. La ricca presenza di coralli ben conservati ne fa una bella e colorata immersione.

        Moon Hole (Profondità: 0m-10m; Durata: 2hrs): This picturesque site only 20min from Utopia village is an oval of sand surrounded by a prosperous shallow reef. To some it reminds a giant moon crater, hence the name. The maximum depth to the sand is approx. 10m, and the surrounding coral provides food and shelter for a large variety of anemones, crustaceans and octopus.

        Whale Shark and Dolphin Safari (Profondità: 10m-20m; Durata: 2hrs): Utila è la patria di numerosi squali balena giganti. Molto spesso si trovano nelle acque profonde vicino alla punta settentrionale dell'isola. È uno dei pochi posti al mondo in cui si possono osservare gli squali balena tutto l'anno. La stagione principale va da fine marzo ad aprile e da ottobre a dicembre. L'escursione è a bordo di barche da sub che ricercano queste meravigliose specie e si fermano per le immersioni quando possibile.

        Other activities:

        • Yoga
        • Relaxation and meditation
        • Snorkelling
        • Addestramento di maestro e istruttore

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        Freedive Utila has onsite accommodation offering five private rooms and seven beds in a shared dormitory. The hammocks on the balcony overlooking the sea provide the best chill out space after a good freediving session!

        Nelle vicinanze, c'è una buona scelta di hotel e bungalow con prezzi e servizi diversi. Rubi's Inn offre una buona sistemazione economica, Occhio di mare è di fascia media e Il Faro è per coloro che vogliono uscire!

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