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Dive Review of Fantasy Island in
Honduras/Roatan

Fantasy Island, Feb, 2010,

by D, Demming, Ohio, USA (Top Contributor Top Contributor 30 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 5393.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean and Pacific extensively
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm
Water Temp 77 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 125 to 175 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes and 130
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments One rinse barrel on the boat and one rinse tank on shore

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Fantasy Island physically is a wonderful layout but is lacking maintenance and money to keep it first class. Beds were poor, slept on the floor for part of the week and food plentiful but below average. Best part was the ice cream. We had our own designated boat and oustanding captain Pedro and divemaster Derry. He identified more than 15 seahorses, the most I have ever seen in one week of diving. Massive coral damage from island runoff contrasted by wonderful reef when not in the path of death and destruction.We saw a dearth of any large fish. We discussed this and will see if the better enforcement of the park rules restores the fish. The absence of fish was in stark contrast to my experience on the other side of the island with vibrant fish life admittedly 12 years ago. A cheap trip which got my nitogen levels back to near normal but as another reader stated there were reasons for it being so inexpensive.
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