Up until we got to Utila (Honduras) I can easily say that I had never had any interests in scuba diving.
I’d tried snorkeling a bunch of times, and couldn’t really see why everyone had been so excited about checking out fish.
Well things have changed.
We spent 3 days at Underwater Vision in Utila doing the PADI Open Water diving certification and had an absolute blast.
Diving is really amazing.
This episode of Planet Kapow is pretty cool – Lachlan went nuts with Dan’s underwater camera, so you can get an idea of what we saw down there.
After a short poke around El Salvador we headed north to Honduras.
All I new about Honduras was from the stories & photos of my mate Alex who years ago had spent months up on the island of Roatan, and they were some great photos and images.
We crossed the border at Ocotepeque and luckily scored a ride in the back of a nice family’s truck. Then a sprint up the main drag of Ocotepeque got us on the last bus north to Santa Rosa de Copan.
The countryside the whole way up was beautiful and seemed a lot more mountainous than what we had seen in El Salvador.
We spent a night in Santa Rosa de Copan and immediately got a good impression from the place.
The next morning we bused it north to La Entrada then back down south to Copan, to check out the ruins, find some hot water, then after a few days we headed north again up to La Ceiba for some white water rafting on the river Cangrejal.
Come read Lachlan’s retelling of our first Honduran adventure, check out some impressive Mayan engravings in Copan and then extreme it down the river.
Yes, this is Planet Kapow episode 28!