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Dive Review of Bay Island Beach Resort in

August, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Ted Kern, TX, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 4340
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
All of the Bay Islands, Cozumel, Belize, Bonaire, Caymans, Turks &
Caicos, Saba, St. Kitts, Palau, Yap, Galapagos, Mahahual, Chinchorro Banks
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Recreational depth limits, dive time limited by computer or air
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
The Bay Islands are known for their macro life that is only over shadowed
by Bonaire.  This trip did not disappoint with numerous spotted drums,
lettuce leaf slugs, juvy trunk fish, nudibranchs, and Pederson cleaning
shrimp always willing to clean your hand if needed.  There are several
large black grouper and dog snapper as well as a couple of wrecks that make
for good wide angle shots, and the walls still have large barrel sponges
and gorgonians that make for good composition with divers.  There is a
separate rinse tank at the dive shop for camera equipment, and they place a
bucket on board each boat.  However with 5 photo bugs on each boat the
bucket was not large enough to accommodate the cameras.  There are no
camera tables on the boat or at the dive shop however.  It was easy to walk
the 10 feet to the restaurant and use one of the tables there to make any
changes on your housing.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
The staff at the resort went out of their way to make our stay wonderful! 
Of all the places we have stayed in Roatan, Bay Island has been the best
for service.  The food was good, but don't expect gourmet or gringo
restaurant food.  This is all home made served buffet style with always 2
choices of a main course, usually rice or some kind of starch like
potatoes, always fresh vegetables and fruit at each meal, and if you don't
like the buffet you were allowed to order a burger/chicken sandwich/hot
dog/ or fish sandwich at any meal.  There was always plenty of food even
with the 28 guests that were there.  The rooms were sparse but had every
thing you could need on a dive trip.  All rooms have A/C and hot and cold
water.  The water comes from 1 of 2 wells that are on the property and is
safe to drink.  The furnishings are bare and the rooms show their age of
being in an island atmosphere for a long time.  However the bed slept
great, and every day the made would make a flower arrangement on your bed
after perfectly cleaning your room each day.  The dive operation on site
makes life convenient.  With a big gear locker close to the dock and the
dive masters always willing to carry your gear to the boat, gear handling
was easy.  The boats are 42 foot and set up for diving.  Each handles 10
divers if you are willing to share some space and move a bit to help others
gear up.  Entry was giant stride of the back with 1 ladder at the stern to
gain entry to the boat.  The grounds of the resort are well groomed and
raked often, making shoes obsolete for the entire week we were there. 
Snorkeling directly off the shore was also good with several of our group
spotting octopus, squid, and spotted eagle rays in the grass!  The small
size of the resort (14 rooms total) makes this place ideal for families. 
The staff is also more than willing to help set up off property tours such
as zip lining, horse back riding, snorkeling with dolphins, or just a
tourist trip to the West End for t-shirt shopping.  All in all it was a
great trip and our group of 20 all came home with smiles.  I certainly
would return here in the future.
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