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Dive Review of Fantasy Island in
Honduras/Roatan, Bay Islands

April, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Liz Morini, MA, USA
Report Number 3362
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Belize, Cayman Brac, Cozumel, Grand Bahama, Hawaii, Little
Cayman, Turks & Caicos & Utila 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
0   to 0    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 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):
2 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
The Good: the beach was great, the resort grounds were kept beautifully,
the monkeys did something to make us laugh every day, the food was decent
but not inspired, the hotel and waitstaff were very accommodating and
pleasant, the activitities desk had some great off-resort adventures, 2
PCs were located in the lobby with free internet service, small fridge
located in our room.

The Bad: saggy mattresses, our room (located in Building 4) had the worst
bathroom (the tub and toilet seat were painted with white paint, making
them look dirty), if you want a remote control for your TV, you must leave
a $20 deposit at the reception desk. Ditto for the beach towels.

The Ugly: I was less than impressed with the dive operation. From the too
long dive orientation on Monday morning, to the rush to wait in line with
100 other divers for weights, to there being too many divers for too few
lockers, to the rusty ladders with rungs missing, it was a disappointment.
I felt that our boat captain was annoyed with his job most of the time.

The Diving: We dove Marys Place, a supposedly must dive site. Its a
swim through beginning at 90 feet and rising to 40?? feet. The appeal was
lost on me since I was at the tail end of the group, with a lot of silt and
sand stirred up by the time I entered. Also dove a wreck named Mr. Bud,
look for the bicycle and radio on the deck. You can penetrate the wreck,
it's pretty wide open. My favorite dive was 40 Feet Point because we saw
some free swimming green morays at the anchor line. Someone had baited the
anchor line with fish heads which attracted the morays plus a large
grouper. It was my first time seeing free swimming morays, it was very
cool. Seas varied considerably during the week, sometimes calm, sometimes
very rough. 

All in all, it was a good (not excellent) trip. Some money needs to be
spent on the dive boats and most of the dive staff need attitude
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