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Historical and current Bay Islands, Honduras Shipwreck Information and images for scuba divers, fisherman and marine historians.




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GUANAJA Bay Islands, Honduras
Guanaja is the second largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras. Guanaja is
a beautiful island with a combination of jungle, pine forest, and sea.
As well as some interesting wrecks there are many colorful shallow dives
that can be done in tranquility without the worry of currents or surge making
the island especially convenient for the novice diver.

The Donna M was sunk by George Cundiff, owner of a local dive operation
and hotel, as a fish haven and dive location in July of 1986. This 85 foot
long shrimp boat now rests on a sandy bottom in 80 feet of water, just
inside of a barrier reef.
According to George, billions of silver sides have made this wreck their
home. Visibility at this site is anywhere between 50 and 100 feet.

This huge steamer, which is approximately 350 feet long, was sunk at
George's Key in the 1920's. She now rests on a coral bed with her remains
scattered over a large area. Since she sits in only 12 feet of water outside
of a reef, divers and snorkelers can also enjoy swimming around this site.
Things to be seen in the wreckage include the ship's boilers, plates and
shafts. Visibility here has been reported to be anywhere from 75 to 2N

Photos courtesy George Condiff.

The Jado Trader was sunk in 1987 in order to form an artificial fish haven.
This 260 foot long freighter, which was converted into a refrigerator ship,
now rests on a sandy bottom, completely intact, in 105 feet of water.
Before the town finally decided to have the Jado Trader sunk, she sat in
the harbor rusting for five to six years. George Cundiff took the task of
sinking the vessel next to Mile Deep Wall. The wreck lies on her starboard
side with her bow facing the wall. Visibility here ranges from 80 to over
200 feet.

Although the wreck has not yet fully developed into a reef, she has attracted
a good amount of fish and is starting to become covered with coral, sponge,
and other marine life. Some of the fish to be seen include silver sides, large
grouper, jew fish, and spiny oysters.

Close to the wreck lie two huge coral pinnacles. One of these formations
has a volcanic cave inside. They both come to within 20 feet of the surface.
Divers will not want to forget their cameras for this site. To say the least,
this abandoned freighter turned reef is very photogenic.

The Mystery Wreck, also known as No Name Wreck, is a steel hulled vessel
about 90 feet in length and is of unknown origin. Somehow she sunk and
now rests upside down on a sandy bottom. This wreck lies 50 yards from a
coral finger in a depth of 42 feet.
Divers can penetrate the stern of the ship which sticks into the mud, but
should they venture inside, they may have to share it with a huge grouper,
estimated to weigh almost 1,000 pounds, who has chosen to make this
wreck his home.

The Ruthie C is a 65 foot long vessel which sits in 42 feet of water, directly
in front of the Plaza Del Sol Hotel. She was sunk by the hotel owner,
George Condiff, in May of 1986 as a dive site. The wreck is now sitting at
the base of a wall on a sand and grass bottom. Visibility ranges from 30 to
about 70 feet.
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