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Dive Review of Fantasy Island in
Honduras/Roatan

September, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Alex Panas, NJ, US (2 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
"A Jekyll and Hyde Experience"
Report Number 9112 has 2 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
New Jersey/New York, Florida Keys, Great Lakes, Scapa Flow, Scotland,
Aruba, Virgin Islands, North and South Carolina, Southeast Florida
Closest Airport
RTB
Getting There
Connections available from 4
US cities.

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
no currents  
Water Temp
86   to 88    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Our dive master gave us a lot of latitude to dive our own profile.  There
were only 5-7 divers on our boat each day, and they were all good divers,
so that made his policy a lot easier to manage.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
I'm not a professional (or even avid amateur) photographer, but there was
not a lot of room on the boar ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
4 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
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Comments  
I learned about Fantasy Island Resort while at DEMA in November 2015 in
Orlando.  They were promoting the resort as apparently new owners had
bought the facility and put money into the resort to renovate it.  They
seemed like they aggressively wanted to get some visitor traffic to see the
new renovations, who would subsequently spread the good word about the
changes, as the price was incredibly low!  We were offered 7 nights with
all you can eat, all you can drink, including limited alcohol, and all you
can dive(!) for $699 per person!  We had been to Roatan the year before at
a different resort and fell in love with the island, people and especially
the diving and reefs, so we were fine with going back for such a great
deal.

Here is the good part of our experience, and I'll begin by saying - if your
priority is on these good points, then I recommend trying them!  First, the
diving was terrific.  Roatan has very healthy reefs, lots of divers fish,
corals, soft corals etc.  It's really a fish identifier's dream location,
as we spotted unusual fish on most of our 14 dives.  We had 2 morning boats
dives and 1 afternoon boat dive daily.  If we wanted, we could ask for an
additional tank so we could be dropped o ...
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