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Dive Review of Anthony's Key Resort in
Honduras/Roatan, Bay Islands

June, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Laura Todd, CA, USA
Report Number 543
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Tahiti, Palau, Fiji, Tonga, Bahamas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay above 130'; very short dive times of 40 to 45 minutes enforced  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Great facilities and service, if expensive.  Unfortunately, nothing to take
photos of.  It's a bad sign when most of the trip video consists of shots
of other divers.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
2 stars    
I went here on the recommendation of a friend who visited at the same time
last year and saw eagle rays, sea horses, turtles, nurse sharks, even
orcas.  I was very disappointed at the lack of critters on my own trip -
average of only 2 animals (other than reef fish) per dive.  This is a well
run operation with beautiful boats, good service, helpful staff, good
accomodations, above average food in a pretty setting, but all that stuff
doesn't matter if there's nothing to see.  The only remarkable animals from
a whole week of 3 dives per day were distant eagle rays, 1 turtle, a
sharptail eel and the decent size groupers that were usually hanging out
under the boat.  There are a couple sites with interesting topography:
arches, caves, steeply walled coral mazes, but this doesn't make for a week
of diving.  Divemasters were only marginally motivated to find critters and
limited all dives to a maximum of 45 minutes; I routinely came up with more
than 1000psi.  If you just want to relax in a nice setting, AKR comes
through at a good value for the money - remember though, tipping is
expected.  With the dolphins, picnics, snorkel trips and horseback riding,
Anthony's Key is a great place for famiies and groups; experienced divers
will be BORED.
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