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Dive Review of Laguna Beach Resort in

May, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by William Thomsen, In, USA
Report Number 1708
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Tabago,Grenada,Dominican Republic,Turks&Caicos,Bahamas,Anguilla,Mexico,
Belize,Costa Rica,Honduras,Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
130 max.,1 hour bottom time regardless of profile and or the useage of
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
1 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  
2 stars  
Other than having some film and some batteries available, you had better
bring everything you need because your on your own.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
For a dive resort the grounds and buildings are well maintained.  The
location of the resort is ideal. It would be a good idea to bring along
soap, a beach towel and maybe a travel alarm clock. Meals were the usual
buffet style and were of good quality and adequate quantity. Drinks were
fairly priced and of a serve yourself/honor type.
The dive operation was relatively organized and appeared to be
accomidating.  I didn't understand the 1 hour bottom restriction when using
Nitrox and the average depth being approx. 60 feet.  That seemed a tad
restrictive. The dive masters for the most part were mostly navigators for
the divers. They didn't spend much time exploring or pointing out items of
interest along the dive route. Dive site areas seemed to be structured with
dives along the north side of the island on the first dive and the second
dive being on the south side of the island. Then the third dive would vary
on the weather and the wishes of the customers. Night dives were offered as
part of the package, but if weather conditions were not adequite the dives
were called off and there were no re-shedules. Equipment setup was the
standard offering. However, attention needed to be taken because I observed
several shortcomings (a tangled inflator hose around a B.C. strap, a
disconnected inflator hose, only one strap of a two strap B.C. attached to
the tank and the damaging of the surface face of two first stages due to
improper seating to the tank valve). I was impressed with coral reefs and
diversity and health.  Too bad visibility isn't greater.
Prior to departure you were given a letter discribing the check out
proceedures.  This was informative. However, the management then went into
a long solicitation on how hard the employees work to satisfy the customers
and how important it is to tip all these individuals. This I took as an
affront, because I paid to be served by this resort and I always tip those
individuals that offer service beyond the norm, not as standard offering.
Utila is a good adventure and Laguna Beach Resort is a nice a facility.   
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