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El Aquila Wreck Dive

Sandy Bay, Honduras
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Ranked #9 of 12 Attractions in Sandy Bay
Type: Reefs, Outdoors
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Atlanta, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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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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4 helpful votes 4 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The wreck sits around 100' and we had a fun dive. Two large grouper followed us the entire time and a very large moray eel was guarding the wreck itself. It actually stayed above deck and followed divers as they took video/pics. Exciting spot!

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Kemah, Texas, United States
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Long boat ride for us that was only made worth while by the large grouper on this site. Would opt for any other site before this one again, not much to see as it is a very old wreck broke into two large incomplete pieces on a sandy bottom. Black and Yellow Edge Grouper make it entertaining, near by reef... More

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