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Dive Review of End of the World Resort in

January, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by John Walker, CA, US
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Caymans, Florida, Monterey-Pt Lobos, San Diego, Beleize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
500psi at end, safety stop  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 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
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
If you are looking for a remote island dive experience then this is the
real deal.  Well maintained, clean, and theft free rooms, great food, and
excellent accommodating service both above and below the water made all
three of us vow to return next year. Two airlines run a schedule of flights
to the island from San Pedro Sula through Cieba.  These airlines also serve
the other bay islands.  

To be honest I had concerns about going to Guanaja after reading the last 4
Chap books. We made several trips past the ill-fated Bayman Beach Cub. I
was told the owners final insult to the island was that he didnt even
bother to return to get his dog that now enjoys a comfortable life at End
of the World.

End of the World is a very small intimate resort with 3 cabanas divided
into 6 rooms. The resort is fully booked at 6 singles or 12 couples.  There
were only 3 of us staying in this trip and I was the only diver. 

The cabanas are located at the top of 93 steps.They afforded wonderful
views, and pleasant breezes. The rooms were fully screened with shutters
individual bathrooms, showers, and mosquito nets.   They are in the process
of installing hot water but we enjoyed spring water temperature showers.
Sitting on the deck watching the sunset enjoying a good bottle of wine was
wonderful. (Bring your own wine).  The last person to leave the bar turns
off the generator so reading is by candle light and kerosene lamp.

Meals were included. We looked forward to every meal. The cook was
accommodating to requests and talented. Breakfasts included fresh Honduran
coffee, pancakes, toast, eggs, chirrizo beans, and granola.   Lunches and
dinner-included lobster, fish, pasta, steak, chicken, home made tortilla
donuts, cakes etc. 

I kayaked as well as dove so usually I would kayak in the morning and dive
in the afternoon.  My friends took a separate boat to snorkel.  We switched
things around so I could dive my last day in the morning and catch a flight
the next day. The owner of End of the resort, Brian, was also the dive
master.  He offers full rentals except computers, I brought all my own gear
but rented a dive light for a night dive when mine broke.  Brian was very
flexible on when and where we dove.  I thoroughly enjoyed not having the
stress of rushing to the dock for the 8 am cattle boat.  This island is
remote and immediate emergency medical treatment is not available.  Brian
insists on safety stops and dive limits.  Radio contact is made with shore
before and after every dive. The resort offers PADI courses.  Guanaja is
protected by an outer reef, which surrounds the island.  The water
temperature varied from 79 to 81 degrees at 93 feet.  Visibility averaged
100 feet + / -.  The inner reef is in excellent shape with mini walls, swim
throughs, and lots of variety.  Dive boats come over from Rottan for the
day but we saw no other divers in the water.  There is a conspicuous lack
of edible adult fish due to the fact that the inhabitants of this remote
island depend on them for food.  
There was a great variety of small fish. There were also rays, nurse and
black tip sharks.  I was sorry I didnt bring my UW camera. I will next

Bugs:  The sandy beach is infested with sand flies. Off the beach on the
dock or up in the cabanas is fine. Recommend lemon-eucalyptus oil when ever
entering the  bar or sand zone and a daily antihistamine. 

Top side: Remember this is a remote island.  The all-inclusive resorts have
to be all-inclusive because there is nothing for tourists.  It is all
local. Safety was never a concern. The locals are happy and friendly. 
English and Spanish was spoken every where we went.  A dirt road crosses
the island which is a 3 hour walk.  There are local bars (in some case
shacks) that serve cold beer. There is a small store at Savaghna Bite,
which sells some food and dry goods.

By boat (everything starts off by boat) you can visit The Key where the
majority of the population resides. This 1 1/2 square mile island is
crammed with small houses.  There are only sidewalks no roads all lined
with houses and small stores that support the islands population.

There is a picturesque island restaurant known as Grahams where you can
get good food and cold drinks.  Graham has several ocean pens where he
keeps turtles and other edibles that he saves from the local dinner

This location is not for you if you if you cant handle a lot of stairs,
have to be close to a pharmacy or emergency medical treatment, need air
conditioning, telephones, TV, internet access, a variety of restaurants,
bars, and night life, or want to lay on a beach.

This location is highly recommended if you want a bit of adventure
experiencing good diving on a remote sparsely populated island with non of
the usual amenities associated with resort diving in a relaxed friendly
atmosphere. You will meet several of the local expatriates who pass through
the bar.  All are friendly characters who believe they are living in the
best place on earth.  I would also recommend the kayaking which must be
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