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Dive Review of Deep Blue Utila in

January, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Harriet Rhodes, CT, US (1 report)
Report Number 5912
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Dominica, St. Vincents, Roatan
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
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):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
3 stars    
Many years ago, I visited Utila during Hurricane Mitch.  During that visit,
not being able to dive, I went for a walk and found two buildings in need
of renovation.  Happily, I found that about ten years later, they have been
renovated as Deep Blue Resort.  I found this resort to be truly and
wonderfully quiet. A delightful getaway from the "real world."

Steven, Shirley (his mother) and Susan (his lady) were wonderful hosts. 
Any and all my concerns, requests and wishes were quickly addressed.

The room was big and with more than enough storage space.  I was surprised
that there was (for the first time in more than 15 years of diving) more
coat hangers than I could possibly use.  Also, face cloths (not necessarily
common) were part of the deal.

Marlo, the dive master, was a wonderful guide to the local sites.  She and
Captain Swinn made good choices in dive sites.  Luckily, I was the lone
diver for the first four days of my stay.  At one site I was promised to
meet with three angel fish.  We stirred up the sand for worms to feed the
three who followed divers for easy food.  Other fish have found this easy
food as well and followed divers for the sand to be stirred for them.

Scuba gear is well attended to by staff.  Equipment storage is secure. Each
morning resort staff set up equipment on tanks on the dive boat before
divers arrive at the dock.

Blue bell tunicates were everywhere with an unusual number of giant
tunicates along with painted tunicates.  We saw schools of squid several
times and several rays feeding and napping.  There were many upside down

I am returning to this site.  I definitely recommend Deep Blue to anyone
who really wants to get away from it all! 
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