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Dive Review of Fantasy Island in
Honduras/Roatan

Fantasy Island, Apr, 2007,

by James Fillmore, ID, USA . Report 3320.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, BVI, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Grand Cayman
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments We went as a small group to Fantasy Island because of the good value (dive package, all inclusive food). The airport transfer went fairly well (for those of us that didn't have lost luggage). Our room was one of the remodelled ones, so its fairly spacious. Meals were adequate buffet food.

The dive operation is probably only good for beginners. They put 15-18 divers per boat, with one divemaster. Our divemaster only pointed out a few critters; I heard other divermasters were better (they have 5 boats). But either way, that's a lot of people to be in a dive together. We typically went away from the group on our own, to have less crowding, visibility issues, etc.

The boat goes back to the marina after each dive so they can swap tanks (and have a bio-break). Thus, they don't go very far from the resort, not the typical longer distance out on the first dive, and have a 2nd dive on the way back. Thus, although the diving is pretty good, its very repetitive. They did provide water and good fruit on every dive.

Corals are pretty good, good wall diving. In summary, however, I would not recommend this dive operation.
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