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Dive Review of Anthony's Key Resort in
Honduras/Roatan Island

Anthony's Key Resort, Jan, 2003,

by Henry Ziller, CO, U.S.A . Report 729.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth and time or your computer 130 feet max.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Good - Boats (9) are all in excellent condition with heads on all, separate camera rinse, water for drinking. Short boat ride to dive sites (They return to the dock after dives to refill the same tank you just used)unless the site is on the south side, but some of the best sites are on the south side. There was some slight current on only a few dives. You do a checkout dive, flood and clear mask and retreive regulator off the boat while at the dock. Free bouancy control lessons are offered daily. Swimming with sharks and dolphins are offered for a price. The dolphin show, horse back riding, bicycles are all free. Since the ocean was extremely rough on the North side we were transported by bus to the South side for diving and unfortunately missed three afternoon dives and two night dives (They include 3 dives a day, plus two night dives in the standard package). The storm also stopped all shore diving because it to is on the North side. The rooms (Cabanas) are well arranged, but only have the necessities, bed and bathroom with shower, but what else do you really need? There are some with A/C, but we chose one without. We feel it is too dehydrating and the breeze is always there. Maybe not in the Summer months though. They take you and your bags follow by boat to the island, a 30 second ride in an open sciff. Take an umbrella or waterproof jacket, we had disposable plastic panchos and everyone asked us where they could obtain one. We bought them at home for a dollar. The night life at the bar was great, although it would be nice to bring them a cd or two as they have a limited selection. The large screen TV does not always get good reception. The water is safe to drink. There is not much to go to town for, but a cab will take you there and they are always available at the resort.
Bad - Unfortunately the week we chose was a rainy week and the airport was shutdown for a couple days when our trip ended. We ended up staying 9 nights instead of 7. Small planes can get in and out, but the large jets cannot. Anthony's Key Resort was fantastic in accomodating our extra nights and days. There was no charge for the extra days and this was all inclusive. Other resorts did charge for the extra days. We (My wife) got about 20 bites from no-see-ums, but I only got a few. I used the Cactus Juice. We had no mosquito bites. We opted not to take malaria prevention.
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