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Dive Review of Fantasy Island in
Honduras/Roatan

Fantasy Island, May, 2007,

by David Pex, OR, USA . Report 3321.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Aruba, Tobago, St. Vincent, Cozumel, Curaco
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 78 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Follow the dive master.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Camera Only barrel, but no table available on boat.

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Fantasy Island is a dedicated dive resort that someone invested substantial funds in establishing. Unfortunately, the facility has suffered badly due to poor maintenance. Soon after I arrived for a one-week stay, the air compressor broke down, and throughout my visit, the resort depended upon the nearby Coco View Resort to ensure adequate supplies of filled tanks. Then, our dive boat broke down exchanging tanks at Coco, and had to be towed back to the dock. The on-shore facilities are also deteriorating. The A/C unit on the room above mine dripped through most of my stay onto my A/C unit, providing a new form of water torture that maintenance could not fix. My bath tub drained poorly, and some of the public toilets did not flush very effectively. Sadly, the pool, while heated and with circulating water, had a totally ineffective filter, resulting in pool water that was far too cloudy for use, and the pool bottom was coated with sand and dirt. No one ever used the pool, and the pool bar looked like it had not been used in months. In addition, the Dive Master was negligent in safety briefings, never referring to minimum PSI or safety stops. I got a low fill on one dive, alerted my DM, and kept him aware of my low air situation. However, I surfaced with only 250 PSI! He said "I know how you breath", and it was only my third dive! Not believable!
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