Experience the Roatan Shark Dive!
The Shark Dive in Roatan is called Cara Cara, which means Face to Face. Island Diving Center in West End schedules your dive, provides your equipment and transportation to the launch site and provides a Divemaster with your group if desired. Booking is easy and you will never forget this incredible and safe experience of coming “face to face” with 14-18 Caribbean Reef sharks, all female.
The very expert staff will give you a very detailed dive briefing in the shop. After a 10-15 minutes boat ride south of Roatan, you will arrive at the site of the shark encounter called “Cara Cara”. You will have a buoy line from the boat to follow down as you descend. The depth of the dive is 70 ft and as you descend you will already see all the sharks swimming below. The Sharks can measure up to 10 ft in length. They hear the boat and know it is time for a meal.
You descend until your back is against a small reef wall which ensures the sharks will never come from behind you. The divemaster brings a bucket of fish that at the beginning will be close and if the current is not too hard you will have the possibility to swim with them in their circle. You can also see Black groupers, Green moray eels and schools of Horse eye jacks among others.
Towards the end of the Shark Dive, your divemaster will ask you to go back into the position by the reef wall and he will open the bucket at a distant of 10 ft. And now the real show begins! All the sharks will fight to have the best bite. When the bucket is empty usually the sharks leave, and you will have the opportunity to look for shark teeth in the area where they fed. A little momento of your Roatan Shark Dive experience.
Once you arrive back at the Dive Shop, you can watch the dive video which we recommend highly.