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An epic cavern in the heart of the Meso-American Reef with gorgeous beams of light and a huge diversity of wildlife.

Located on the Meso-American reef in the Roatan Marine Park, Bears Den begins with a 120 foot long “chimney chute” swim-through 15 meters below the surface, leading to an opening that gives way to a honeycombed coral wall. At the top of the wall is the entrance to Bear's Den, a gorgeous, enormous cavern 10 meters below.

At the entrance, Spotted Drum, small Lettuce Leaf Sea Slugs and other types of nudibranchs can be found. The Den itself is a large, circular room with room for about four divers and contains a sandy floor, crabs, lobsters, and "God Light" sunbeams shining over schools of Glassy Sweepers. 

In the area surrounding the cavern there numerous other swim-throughs, tunnels and coral slot canyons containing crabs, morays, seahorses, barracuda, sea turtles and endless tropical marine life.

An advanced certification and experience with overhead diving is recommended as is going with an experienced dive guide such as Pro Dive Roatan which is required by the Roatan Marine Park.

The principles of Leave No Trace apply to the ocean as well as the land. Do not touch the coral and the wildlife and take no souvenirs.

Plan your dive. Dive your plan. 

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