Friday, August 14, 2020

For Divers, Honduras Has A Lot Going On

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Last year at DEMA Show in Orlando, DeeperBlue.com sat down with the Instituto Hondureño de Turismo to learn about the diverse diving experiences Honduras has to offer. This year, we were able to reconnect with Yovany Fiallos to see what’s new and exciting.

Over in the 1000 aisle at DEMA Show 2018, they’re having a very busy convention! So busy, in fact, that the folks from IHT gave up their usual booth space to make room for more private companies. Tourism is a national priority, and the Honduran government and private sector are working together in synergy to offer visitors the best experiences possible. A new Tourism Incentive law offers tax deferments to investors, and there’s a big port-expansion project going on over the next year or two in Roatan, extending the existing port to accommodate more cruise ships.

For divers, Honduras has a lot going on. The reefs are in incredible shape, due in part to their geographic position just out of range of Hurricane Alley, and helped along by the local diver operators’ commitment to eco-conscious diving. With the exception of the occasional bad storm every 40 or 50 years, diving in Roatan is a 365-day-a-year proposition.

If you’re interested in diving Honduras, you’re in luck. Their new branding push says it all:

“Honduras: We’re All About You.”

Here’s a list of the resorts who came to share their hospitality at DEMA Show this year:

– Clearwater Paradise Resort
– Hotel Guanaja and Barrier Reef Dive Center
– Coco View Resort
– Anthony’s Key Resort
– Infinity Bay Spa and Resort
– Cabaas on Clark’s Cay
– Paradise Beach Hotel
– Villa On Dubar Rock
– Turquoise Bay
– Utila Lodge
– Roatan Charter
– Bottom Time Scuba
– Mayan Princess Beach and Dive Resorty
– Fantasy Island Beach Resort

(Photo credit: Instituto Hondureño de Turismo Facebook page)

Erin Durbin-Sherer
Erin Durbin-Shererhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Erin began diving in 2012 as preparation for a trip to Hawaii and before the year was out she'd left her old life behind to work in the dive industry full-time. When she's not out exploring the deep and collecting c-cards, you might find her making art or working on her master's thesis in cultural anthropology at San Diego State University. Erin is an Associate Editor with DeeperBlue.com.

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