Utila : Dive Honduras
Utila (a.k.a. Isla de Utila) is the smallest of Honduras’ three major Bay Islands, after Roatán and Guanaja. It lies in the Caribbean Sea at the southern end of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest reef system in the world.
Utila was first documented on Columbus’ fourth voyage, and the modern people of Utila are of African (Garifuna), English, and Dutch descent.
Today, the small island enjoys a bustling tourism scene with an emphasis on recreational scuba diving and is known as one of the world’s best dive locations.
Visited in Chapter 47 of The Travelers Within: Into The Unknown
An Excerpt from the Book
“Once Simon splashed into the cool water, and submerged himself in the quiet, azure depths, he would become completely at ease, floating effortlessly through the spellbinding world below the surface. It’s so peaceful down below.
He soon discovered that when he surfaced, the above-water world seemed comparatively loud, harsh and violent. Filled with a cacophony of deafening noises and constant worries about life and the future. Down below, however, none of that seemed to exist. Fish don’t know how good they have it. He laughed at the crazy thought, but honestly felt a tad jealous.”
From The Author
“I’ve always been claustrophobic. The first time I visited Utila, it was with the simple intention of getting my scuba diving certification. I didn’t realize that when I first put on the equipment and went underwater in the shallow ocean, the claustrophobia would suddenly send me into a panic attack. Needless to say, I didn’t get certified that day. Years later, I would return to Utila to conquer my fear. I passed the certification course in a week. And scuba diving has been a cathartic hobby of mine for years now.”
Several Books, One Global Adventure
The Travelers Within is a travel adventure fiction series following a motley cast of characters on a wild and profound journey through the bizarre locales, unfamiliar cultures, and perilous dangers of the world.
When office worker, Simon, is unexpectedly thrust into the wilds of Central America, he soon learns to trust his instincts, harness his unknown personal strengths and open himself up to the unlikeliest of friendships along the way. Inspired by extraordinary, real locations and remarkable stories from the road, The Travelers Within is a journey beyond all limits.
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The Travelers Within: Into The Unknown
Simon had always followed a typical routine in life. Work, TV, Sleep, Repeat. But when a wild series of events lands him deep in Central America, Simon’s world takes a dramatic turn to the extraordinary. With no previous experience in third world travel, and driven only by a newly ignited lust for life and the need to survive, Simon sets forth on an epic journey through the dangerous mountains of Guatemala, the smuggler’s jungles of Nicaragua, the islands of Honduras and more.
Meeting a wonderful and eclectic cast of characters along the way, Simon eventually links up with Jonah, a young survival expert with a plan as bizarre and terrifying as anything Simon could have ever imagined. Inspired by real places and stories from the road, The Travelers Within is told with intrigue, suspense, humor and insight, capturing a visceral spirit of adventure and bringing out the wanderlust hidden deep within all of us.
“Into The Unknown is an enthralling combination of thriller and travelogue. It’s packed full of incident and exotic scenery, and, as you’re reading, it feels like you’re right there—in every stunning new location, on every new adventure.”
-Sue Paulson, U.K. Readers Digest