We surfaced from an afternoon dive at Mandy's Eel Garden (spotted eagle ray) and Nelson pointed off into the distance. A boat was in flames and clearly in trouble. By then most of the free boats in West End had gone out to help, or maybe just take a closer look. Over the next few days we heard a few different stories, but the most common was that it was a personal yacht being taken from Belize (or maybe South America) to Washington (or maybe Canada). 

A catastrophic, boat-sinking accident that close to shore, close enough to be rescued but deep enough where the boat will never be recovered?

First thought: insurance fraud.

Off the coast of Honduras.

Everyone was rescued but the boat sank maybe 2,000 feet.