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Dive Review of Gunter's Ecomarine/Sandy Bay Beach House (private) in
Honduras/Utila

Gunter's Ecomarine/Sandy Bay Beach House (private), Jul, 2005,

by Dave Jackson, UT, USA . Report 2074.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Florida, Akumal
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 60 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay within your computer
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We had a great time diving and enjoying Utila. Utila has great reefs, some very good wall diving, and lots of diversity. This was our second trip and we found Gunter's to be very accomodating to us. There is not a lot of Americans on the island and the Europeans tend not to tip so a tip or two goes along ways in getting great service. Our party of seven had our own boat for 8 days of diving. The shop really made us feel like part of the family. No, we didn't see any whale sharks. <sigh> Though, we saw many interesting things, IE huge morays, eagle rays with their 8ft tails intact, lots of little critters.

We stayed at the Sandy Bay Beach House and saved a ton of money on housing expenses. We ate at the local restruants and luncherias every day and found them not only very inexpensive, but good.

Utila is a very, very good bargin if you stay away from the resorts. Probally the lowest cost option in this hemisphere. We will be glad to return in the near future.
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