Friend and fellow eco-adventurer Karl Stanly reported some bad news this month. Seems the state of eco tourism in Roatan, Honduras has quite a long way to go with "small island politics".
The good news is that you can help with an email today:
I am sorry to report at this time I am not able to operate my submarine.
In a nutshell, the vice mayor of the island attempted to create a berth for her new yatch in front of my family's land. The situation escalated completely out of control to the point where my life was threatened by her husband, both verbally and by showing a gun. Despite doing everything required legally, I have been unable to obtain an operating permit and cannot get a straight answer out of anyone in government as to when (or why not) this may occur.
I want you to know that I am doing everything in my power (including hiring three lawyers and a massive PR campaign) to rectify this situation and am confident I will once again be able to provide affordable direct access to the deep ocean for all interested.
How can you help?
Wish you could book an expedition to explore the unknown? Don't want to see my mission to provide the public with cost-effective, direct access to the deep water environment come to premature end? Please contact the following departments of tourism and let them know. I greatly appreciate any help I can receive during this difficult time. Thank you.
Col. San Carlos, Edificio Europa
Apodo. Postal No. 3261
PBX: (504) 222-2124 Ext 502, 503
FAX: (504) 222-2124 Ext 501
Honduras Institute of Tourism
2828 Coral Way
Suite 305, Miami, Fl. 33145
Tel.: (305) 461-0601/02
Fax: (305) 461-0602
Tel.: 1-800-410-9608 (USA/CANADA toll free)
Editors Note: As we have mentioned many times in the past this submarine is the only one of it's kind allowing everyday adventure seekers into the wild world of deepsea sharks. We urge you to send an email today to keep Karl in business. Thanks!