Mandy’s Eel Garden is located right off the prestigious West Bay Beach. Not only does the location make it a great option for visitors to Roatan, the shallow depth of the dive provides accessible and easy diving for divers of all levels.
Known for the patches of garden eels located at the sandy patch near the base of the wall, diving in the Eel Garden promises an abundance of all types of beautiful marine life. Watch for larger eels, like the chain moray and green eels, that house themselves in the coral heads. Turtles, peacock flounder, caribbean squid, octopi, scorpion fish, barracuda, eagle rays, sting rays, juvenile drum fish, parrot fish, lobsters, nudibranchs, seahorses and pipefish are all often found in the surrounding corals and sand patches.
The crest of the reef starts at about 20 feet below the surface and descends to the bottom of the wall at about 65 feet. Due to the shallow nature of the reef, the colors of the coral and marine life are still vibrantly beautiful. A swim-through from the sandy bottom to the beginning of the wall makes a picturesque and simple dive ideal for new divers and students.