12 of the best shipwreck dives

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El Aguila, Honduras' Bay Island

The three Bay Islands are located in the Caribbean Sea, just off the coast of Honduras and their reefs boast more than 170 dive sights. The offerings of Roatán, Utila and Guanaja should keep avid divers busy for some time, but if you're only on the islands for a few days, the El Aguila Wreck should be high on your priority list.

The original date on which El Aguila met her demise is not known, but it is thought that her final voyage was one transporting concrete from Puerto Cortes to Haiti. After several years in her initial wreck location off the coast of Utila, she was salvaged and purposefully sunk in 1997 as a dive site on the north side of the island.

Though initially submerged upright in 33.5 metres of water, the 1998 Hurricane Mitch broke the wreck into three pieces.

Now home to a plethora of marine life such as eels, groupers and eagle rays, El Aguila is a must-see for anyone sailing to the Bay Islands of Honduras on a luxury yacht.

Picture courtesy of Facebook.com / Alfredo Gonzalez

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