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Dive Review of Bay Islands Beach Resort in

April, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Bill Gradwohl, TX, USA
Report Number 1657
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
South shore on Roatan - various dive operators.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None were enforced. Depth restrictions were suggested and were very
Everyone had to provide max depth, time, and remaining air after a dive,
and this was recorded in a log. It also made sure everyone was on board.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
The north shore is significantly better than the south shore for water
clarity, large animals, varied terrain, and overall reef health.

The dive operation was extremely well run. All cylinders were 3000+ lbs and
there were no surprises or broken anything. Nitrox was available although
we decided to use normal air. Gear storage was adequate, and gear was
brought on board by staff. Boats were spacious and well maintained.
Snorkelers are welcome too, and have plenty to look at. Snorklers saw a
whale shark, but we didn't. 8-(

The resort owner is a jovial character that mingles with his guests at
meals, during video screenings, and other times, and sets the tone for the
resort which can best be described as "Don't worry - be happy - have a
good time".

We bought two 10 dive packages for $150/each. Lunch was an additional few
dollars and was reasonable. We didn't stay at the resort, but were renting
a house on the island. All dives were as long as your air supply lasted. 60
and 70+ minute dives were routine. No rush!

Our dive master Gustavo, was easily the best qualified individual we've
ever worked with. His assistant "Big Daddy" (a long term guest
from New York) provided an endless stream of jokes during our time on board
and at lunch. Big Daddy should have his own TV show.

Gustavo knew where to go, and provided the best diving we've had to date. A
videographer (Pablo) came on two dives to a wreck (Aguilla) and one other
site and Gustavo provided expertise to offer shark, grouper feeding, morey
eel feeding, turtles, the wreck, and much more for footage. Its the first
DVD we've ever purchased because it was that good. 

The Aguilla and Spooky Channel shouldn't be missed. Watch Gustavo blow air
rings underwater that maintain their shape to the surface.

We're diving there again next week for another 3 days.
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