Diving is excellent all around the main island, but particularly off the small cayes to the east, and at Black Rocks, off the northern tip of the main island, where there’s an underwater coral canyon. The Mestizo Dive, off Soldado Beach, south of Michael’s Rock, was opened in 2002 to mark the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s visit, with sunken statues of the explorer and national hero Lempira on a reef surrounded by genuine Spanish colonial artefacts, including a cannon.

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