– RANDOM OBSERVATIONS OF LIFE AT A DIVE SHOP ON A PIRATE ISLAND.

How Much Air ‘Ya Got?

How Much Air ‘Ya Got?

The length of a scuba dive is determined by the amount of air in your tank. When it’s empty, you are done diving. Even if you are still underwater when it happens you are done diving. Then very suddenly you are doing something quite different...

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New Year, New Crew!

Happy New Year bubble makers! A new season is upon us here at West End Divers and with that, we’ve welcomed some new faces to the fold. Joining Courtney and Alex on the team this year are Bri, former bartender from Upstate New York with crazy...

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CAYOS SEAMOUNT: A NEW DAY TRIP AVAILABLE AT WEST END DIVERS!

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Shark Attack!!!

Shark Attack!!!

“BUUGGSSSS!!!!” “BUUGGSSSS!!!!” I hear Mickey screaming at me through his scuba regulator, and the thirty feet of seawater separating us. We are swimming along the edge of a seamount, about sixty feet deep in the Caribbean Sea half way between...

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Craft Beer on Roatan

Craft Beer on Roatan

The island Roatan is about diving. We have the world’s most pristine tropical coral reef literally at our doorstep. For many scuba diving three and four times a day is not unheard of, but as your dive computer will annoyingly tell you, there must...

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Lionfish Stings

Lionfish Stings

Unless you have just arrived on this planet you are aware that the invasive species Lionfish has established, and in many cases has overwhelmed, the waters along the eastern seaboard of the United States, the entire Caribbean, south along the...

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Rebirth of a Coral Reef

Rebirth of a Coral Reef

by Gary Carlson The dive site of choice for the last year or so with my oft dive buddy Mickey Charteris is just off the furthest west point of the island of Roatan. It is a huge area rarely dove by those on a casual dive holiday...

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Crime in Honduras

Crime in Honduras

by Gary Carlson UPDATED FROM SEPTEMBER 2015 Writing about the crime rates in a country where you are trying to promote tourism is like playing with an 800 pound gorilla, you shouldn’t do that! With a long record of ignoring good advice, we...

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Sand Flies of the Caribbean

by Gary Carlson At some point in any general conversation about Roatan and the other islands of the Caribbean the subject of our mutual aggravation, the Sand Fly, will come up. Central America, including the island of Roatan, is an Etymologist’s...

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Getting a Driver’s License in Honduras

Another installment of our insanely popular “..in Honduras” series. I grew up in the United States of America, a long long time ago the staff will tell you. Back in the previous millennia, while struggling through the secondary...

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