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El Aquila Wreck Dive

Address: Sandy Bay, Honduras
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Sandy Bay
Type: Reefs, Outdoors
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Type: Reefs, Outdoors
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Colleyville, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This dive had it all, wreck, wall, eels, turtles, visibility, and many giant groupers. Will definitely dive here again!

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Neat wreck, wonderful sealife: the garden eels are wonderful to see and a green Moray Eel will often swim with you!! It is a very popular site, so it can get kind of crowded with other divers. Well worth the trip.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Came here on a cruise and one of the activity directors/sales people said snorkeling over a wreck you'd see twice the fish. Maybe diving a wreck that's true because we saw no fish by the wreck. Thankfully the reef system nearby was amazing and easily the prettiest I've ever seen.

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Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It's a great wreck, well preserved. There were several other divers of course, unfortunately some of them weren't very polite or thoughtful divers.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've done this dive 5 times over the various visits to Roatan, never disappointed! One dive it was crystal clear like diving in a fish bowl but this time it was a bit stirred up. Never the less still a worth while dive! The grouper never let you down and continue to entertain with their antics. The eel still generously... More 

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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I have not dove here for 5 yrs and it is still as beautiful now as it was then. The groupers come even closer to you now and the love to hang with the divers

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New Braunfels, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A very interesting deep (or shallow) dive with lots of very large groupers that swim right up to you. One very large green eel lives on the wreck. A must dive for both open water and advanced divers.

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I dove this wreck with the Anthony's Key Resort dive staff of whom I cannot say too many great things: knowledgeable, gracious, helpful, and very professional. This is a nice dive and penetrating the wreck is doable if you are well briefed and use caution. Definitely go through AKR.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a fun dive!!! The wreck is really interesting -- lots of things to see. The incredibly large groupers seems to skulk around as if they are guardians of the wreck, but they don't bother the divers at all. After a while, you start to wonder who is watching who!

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Joseph City, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I dove the El Aquila in June of 2014 and it is near the top of my list of favorite dives. I have been diving since 1980 and have dove all over the Pacific, warm & cold, the Atlantic & Caribbean. The wreck is a pretty decent wreck dive with the max depth of about 120 feet on the sand... More 

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