A One-of-a-Kind Adventure
in a One-of-a-Kind Sub
with a One-of-a-Kind Adventurer
View Fabulous Coral
Formations, Marine Animals & Six Gill Sharks
Our newest sub adventure launches from the tropical island
of Roatan, located off the coast of Honduras.
Known as a diver's paradise, the tropical island of Roatan
sits on top of a coral reef and lies about 40 miles ( 65
kilometers) off the northern coast of Honduras. Deep water
close to shore allows Idabel to operate from a dock
and not a support ship. Typical daytime temperatures in
Roatan hover in the mid-80s F and nighttime temperatures
are in the upper 60s F.
The six-gill shark is one of the largest but least known
predatory sharks in the world and is rarely seen because
they spend most of their lives patrolling depths of 300
to 6000 feet, swimming into shallower waters only at night
to feed. Six gill sharks are thought to live to be 80 years
old and grow to more than 18 feet and 800 pounds.
Observing one of these gentle giants from the comfort of
Idabel is truly an incredible adventure. Your shark
expedition begins after sunset and takes you 1500 feet down
into darkness where you’ll sit and wait in anticipation.
Typically, after a wait of one to three hours, she’ll arrive,
lured by the bait attached directly to the sub. Ninety percent
of the sharks observed in Roatan are female, a mystery that
Captain Karl and the Roatan Institute of Deepsea Exploration
are helping to solve.
This dive cannot be done during a full moon (the extra
light keeps them too deep) and participants must be willing
to spend quite a long time inside the sub at temperatures
as low as 50 degrees.
Location & Accommodations
Your adventure includes transportation from the airport
in the town of Coxen Hole to and from the Cocolobo Hotel,
in the tourist town of West End. Several major airlines
offer direct flights into Roatan, or you can take a connecting
flight from the mainland. Idabel's dock is located just
a short walk from the hotel.
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