Roatan, Honduras - Coral Reef StillLife
2008

Jim Wheeler's observations on the West End * for a week around New Years
[ * translation note: "West End" = "Party Down" ]

legend = common name - dive site - gps coordinates - depth - date @ local time

Balloonfish
- Land's End - N16 18.688 W86 35.674 - 55 ft - Dec 28 @ 2:46

Spotted Trunkfish
- Pablo's Place - N16 15.972 W86 36.089 - 27 ft - Dec 30 @ 12:51

a Brittle Star attacks Divemaster Willie - Pablo's Place - N16 16.035 W86 35.883 - 33 ft - Dec 30 @ 12:32

Indigo Hamlet
- Butcher's Bank - N16 16.718 W86 36.257 - 41 ft - Dec 28 @ 11:32

Sharpnose Puffer
in Barrell Sponge - Butcher's Bank - N16 16.718 W86 36.257 - 61 ft - Dec 28 @ 11:36

Yellowtail Snapper
- Butcher's Bank - N16 16.718 W86 36.257 - 38 ft - Dec 28 @ 11:42

Indigo Hamlet
on Brain Coral - Butcher's Bank - N16 16.718 W86 36.257 - 36 ft - Dec 28 @ 11:51

Loggerhead Turtle
- Butcher's Bank - N16 16.718 W86 36.257 - 27 ft - Dec 28 @ 12:06

Sea Urchin
- Land's End - N16 18.688 W86 35.674 - 51 ft - Dec 28 @ 2:41

?????
- Land's End - N16 18.688 W86 35.674 - 56 ft - Dec 28 @ 2:44

Balloonfish
- Land's End - N16 18.688 W86 35.674 - 55 ft - Dec 28 @ 2:47

Sand Diver
- Land's End - N16 18.688 W86 35.674 - 47 ft - Dec 28 @ 2:51

Willie wrangles a Sea Slug - Canyon Reef - N16 18.906 W86 35.430 - 76 ft - Dec 29 @ 9:25

Trumpetfish
- Canyon Reef - N16 18.906 W86 35.430 - 52 ft - Dec 29 @ 9:29

Loggerhead Turtle
- Sea Quest - N16 17.363 W86 36.149 - 40 ft - Dec 29 @ 11:52

Trumpetfish
- Canyon Reef - N16 18.906 W86 35.430 - 52 ft - Dec 29 @ 9:29

Sharpnose Puffer
, trying to get away from Willie - Canyon Reef - N16 18.906 W86 35.430 - 52 ft - Dec 29 @ 9:45

Sharpnose Puffer
- Sea Quest - N16 17.363 W86 36.149 - 30 ft - Dec 29 @ 11:33

Loggerhead Turtle
- Sea Quest - N16 17.363 W86 36.149 - 40 ft - Dec 29 @ 11:52

Tiger Grouper
- Sea Quest - N16 17.383 W86 36.158 - 16 ft - Dec 29 @ 12:14

Indigo Hamlet
- El Aquario - N16 18.134 W86 35.953 - 28 ft - Dec 29 @ 2:40

Banded Butterflyfish
- El Aquario - N16 18.134 W86 35.953 - 19 ft - Dec 29 @ 3:09

...still workin' on this guy's name...any ideas?
- El Aquario - N16 18.134 W86 35.953 - 21 ft - Dec 29 @ 3:12

Shipwreck
- El Aguila - N16 19.670 W86 34.781 - 94 ft - Dec 30 @ 9:15

Blue Parrotfish
- El Aguila - N16 19.670 W86 34.781 - 105 ft - Dec 30 @ 9:17

Tiger Grouper
- El Aguila - N16 19.670 W86 34.781 - 27 ft - Dec 30 @ 9:37

Lobsters
- Pablo's Place - N16 16.035 W86 35.883 - 31 ft - Dec 30 @ 12:21

Queen Angelfish
- Pablo's Place - N16 16.035 W86 35.883 - 41 ft - Dec 30 @ 12:39

Trumpetfish
- Pablo's Place - N16 16.035 W86 35.883 - 41 ft - Dec 30 @ 12:40

Dog Snapper
- Pablo's Place - N16 16.035 W86 35.883 - 30 ft - Dec 30 @ 12:39

Schoolmaster
- Pablo's Place - N16 16.035 W86 35.883 - 35 ft - Dec 30 @ 12:43

Spanish Grunt
- Pablo's Place - N16 16.035 W86 35.883 - 33 ft - Dec 30 @ 12:45

Red Snapper
- El Aquario - N16 18.134 W86 35.953 - 24 ft - Dec 30 @ 4:12

Schoolmaster
hides in a barrel sponge - El Aquario - N16 18.134 W86 35.953 - 31 ft - Dec 30 @ 4:32

Spotted Drum
- near, but not Hole-in-the-Wall - N16 18.937 W86 35.427 - 35 ft - Dec 31 @ 9:45

Sharpnose Puffer
- Turtle Crossing - N16 17.620 W86 36.220 - 42 ft - Dec 31 @ 11:57

Spotted Burrfish
- Turtle Crossing - N16 17.620 W86 36.220 - 48 ft - Dec 31 @ 12:08

Gray Angelfish
- Turtle Crossing - N16 17.620 W86 36.220 - 45 ft - Dec 31 @ 12:16

Bluespotted Damselfish
- Lighthouse Reef - N16 18.328 W86 35.847 - 16 ft - Dec 31 @ 2:58

???
- Lighthouse Reef - N16 18.328 W86 35.847 - 64 ft - Dec 31 @ 3:07

Stoplight Parrotfish
- Lighthouse Reef - N16 18.328 W86 35.847 - 33 ft - Dec 31 @ 3:23

Scrawled Filefish
- Lighthouse Reef - N16 18.311 W86 35.805 - 21 ft - Dec 31 @ 3:26

Sharpnose Puffer
- Lighthouse Reef - N16 18.311 W86 35.805 - 24 ft - Dec 31 @ 3:30

Foureye Butterflyfish
- Turtle Crossing - N16 17.620 W86 36.220 - 52 ft - Dec 31 @ 12:06

Sharpnose Puffer
- Lighthouse Reef - N16 18.311 W86 35.805 - 24 ft - Dec 31 @ 3:30

Sharpnose Puffer
- Lighthouse Reef - N16 18.311 W86 35.805 - 24 ft - Dec 31 @ 3:30

Queen Angelfish
- Lighthouse Reef - N16 18.311 W86 35.805 - 23 ft - Dec 31 @ 3:32

Thanks to Sueno del Mar Dive Shop on Roatan's West End GPS = N16 17.935 W86 35.686
and to Roatan Charter


Special Thanks to the Divemasters
GiGi Divers (Willie and Noelle)

checkout these Topside Photos
Roatan, Isla Bahia

Drop me a note, I'd love to hear from you... Jim Wheeler

Gear Credits:
Canon EOS 5D digital SLR camera body
Canon EF 100mm f2.8 macro lens
Ikelite Underwater Housing and flat-focus lens ports, Ikelite strobes: ds-200 and ds-125
shot in Canon camera raw, at highest res of camera (13megapixel, 4368x2912), processed in PhotoShop CS4
Garmin gpsMap76cs

ScubaPro Titanium MK 25T / S600T regulator
ScubaPro KnightHawk BCD-Air 2 inflator/2nd stage
uWatec (ScubaPro) Smart Tec Wrist computer

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