Articles tagged with: roatan marine park

Honduras Protects Sharks - Long Live the Caribbean Reef Shark

by Christian on Saturday, 24 December 2011.

Dive enthusiasts and nature lovers around the world should be happy to know that the Honduran Government has placed a ban on all shark diving in and around the reefs of Roatan.

National Geographic has filmed this piece on shark diving. One of the most interesting facts to me is how researchers have determined the value of a living shark with its impact on local tourism to be $47,000USD compared to the $200USD that fishermen obtain from selling shark fins in the marketplace. That's what I LOVE about tourism! Responsible, sustainable tourism practices can allow us to enjoy nature while taking steps to protect it.

Many thanks to the ongoing efforts of organizations like the Roatan Marine Park and other NGOs.

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More information about Roatan Diving and Roatan Shark Diving.

Roatan - National Geographic includes as 10 Best Trips of 2011

by Christian on Thursday, 19 May 2011.

When Roatan made National Geographic's top 10 list for best trips to take this summer, we were thrilled but not necessarily surprised. Then again we are a bit biased when it comes to our little piece of Caribbean paradise. The diving, the pristine beaches, the laidback and friendly people... What did National Geographic like about Roatan?

"The shallow-water, reef eco-system is teeming with tropical marine life, making the underwater pageantry easily accessible to snorkelers and novice divers...Roatan Marine Park—to promote sustainable growth by fostering a sense of environmental responsibility among locals and visitors. At the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences, located on the grounds of the all-inclusive Anthony’s Key Resort, guests can participate in government-sanctioned recreational and educational dolphin programs."

Being recognized for Roatan's environmental sustainability initiatives makes being on this list even more satisfying. The hard work by staff at the Roatan Marine Park office have helped keep the island's reefs healthy and ensure its long-term well being. For us that means a sustainable tourism industry, and great experiences for our visitors!

National Geographic's full article 

For a closer look at Roatan Island, browse the Tourism Roatan site. We provide detailed, comprehensive information on Roatan {rsseo 89}, Roatan accommodation, Roatan dining & restaurants, Roatan shore excursions, Roatan spas, Roatan Weddings and more - the most comprehensive travel information website for the Western Caribbean Island of Roatan.

Photo credit: Ward Cartier

Roatan Resort in top 10 by Scuba Diving Magazine's Reader's Choice

by Christian on Wednesday, 29 December 2010.

Scuba Diving Magazine has recently published its 2011 Top 100 Gold List, a list of operators, resorts, liveaboards, experiences (such as best wall, shore and artificial-reef sites), beach bars, topside attractions based on reader's votes. Anthony's Key Resort landed spot # 6 out of 100 as the "favorite dive resort"! Way to go AKR!

See full article

Don't miss a chance to win a week of free diving at the resort - a contest with Roatan Marine Park runs until the end of January, 2011.

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