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Dive Review of Captain Morgan's/Hotel Kayla in
Honduras/N. Utila

July, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Eldon Okazaki, CA, US
Top Contributor   (41 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 5590
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
SE Asia, Hawaii, mexico, caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
calm, choppy, surge, no currents  
Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
follow DM (Lucy); 45- 50 min.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
no table for cameras; no bucket of water; but, that MAY change as Marta is
getting UW camera
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
3 stars    
the good: staff and owners were good, friendly, helpful(esp., Lucy); diving
was about AVERAGE and better than  Cozumel '09; costs were low -- $6/ nite
if no crowds, $25 / tank if greater than 10 dives; local restruants were $4
to $7 for all meals;  meals at La Ceiba were less; new divers were
friendly;  good budget operations.

the bad: taxi cab drivers were liars and usually overcharged greatly even
if you spoke a little spanish; esp. bad was the large fat man w/ orange
tee-shirt who agreed to 150 lempiras than demanded 200 L at the end; ferry
from La Ceiba to Utila was $23;  the no-see-ums or sand flies were were bad
at hotel Kayla;  all divers got bit unless the wind was blowing hard; 98%
DEET did not work; baby oil worked 90-99% of the time. bldgs. were mostly
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