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Dive Review of Laguna Beach Resort in
Honduras/UTILA

Laguna Beach Resort, May, 2006,

by Irina Zeylikman, MA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 2459.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Curacao, Turks&Caicos, Cayman Islands, Roatan, Palau, Thailand, Australia, Truk Lagoon, Bonaire
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour, under 100ft, the dive profile was suggested, but not really enforced,
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 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

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

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Getting to Utila was not without problems. None of our, and most of our co-travellers, luggage arrived to the island with us on Atlantic Air. Lucciano, one of the managers of the resort, assured us that the luggage would be delivered next day (and it actually was), and it should not stop us from diving next morning. All of us were outfitted with almost brand new gear from the dive shop. No charge! The resort is run like a good oiled machine by Lucciano and his wife Romina. Everything is clean, the food is good, kitchen staff does their best to accomodate people's allergies and food preferences. The managers are seeking comments from guests and listen to them.
Diving: There are 3 dives a day, plus 2 night dives a week. The whale shark "hunt" is done either before the first dive of the day, or during the dive interval. We had one very brief sighting. Only 8 people were allowed to be in the water with shark. Wagner, our boat captain, did his best to find more sharks for us, but the sharks did not cooperate. Beautiful reefs with a lot of small stuff, some lobsters, crabs, tons of angelfish, etc.
Overall a very nice place with good diving, but bring a lot of DEET as bugs are relentless.
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