Scuba Diving in Roatán, Honduras (July 2019)

In July 2019, we spent two glorious weeks in Roatán with no kids, diving the South Side with Barefoot Divers, the East End with Dive Pangea and the West End with Jackson's Dive Centre.

We logged 15 dives at a variety of sites that included Tortuga, Calvin's Crack, Coco View Wall, Labyrinth, Dolphin's Den, Jumping Jack, Divemaster's Choice and the Barefoot Palapa, among others.

We also enjoyed a dive at our very own site, named D2T after the divers in our family (Doug, Deb and Téa). The site is halfway between Lita's Hole and Shark Bait Shallow at the entrance to the Mahoghany Bay inside channel.

All underwater video was shot on a Panasonic DMC-LX100 in an Ikelite housing and all topwater video was shot on a GoPro Hero 7 Black.

  • Doug McConnachie
    Director
  • Doug McConnachie
    Writer
  • Doug McConnachie
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Nature, Underwater Video
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Honduras
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Doug McConnachie

Doug McConnachie is an amateur filmmaker from Ottawa, Canada who is explicitly focused on underwater videography. Doug discovered his passion for scuba diving and underwater videography after visiting Roatán, Honduras in 2015. He and his family now have second home on the island that they visit regularly.

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Director Statement

Scuba Diving in Roatán, Honduras is a video series that showcases the natural beauty of Roatán's reefs, which enjoy some of the greatest coral cover in the Caribbean Sea. However, we should not take this for granted. The world's reefs are under threat due to pollution, overfishing, disease, climate change and ocean acidification. You can make a difference by support marine protected areas, contributing to reef restoration projects, using reef-safe sunscreens and by learning how to combat climate change in your own backyard.