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Dive Review of Laguna Beach Resort in
Honduras/Utila

Laguna Beach Resort, Apr, 2006,

by Jeffrey R. Johnson, IL, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 2429.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida, Fiji, Palau, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Saba, Roatan, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth restrictions were given but not strongly enforced, no gloves allowed, time restrictions enforced
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 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 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We went for whale sharks but saw none. There were a number of disappointed people, some who had been there previous year and hadn't seen any that year either. However, we did meet a couple of ladies who had seen them four years in a row, hoping to make it five.

Otherwise diving was good, not great. Didn't see much in the way of big stuff - no sharks, only a couple of turtles and eagle rays. Did see lots of green moray eels, some out and about. Highlight were Sea Horses - White, Orange, and Black. Our Divemaster Annette was excellent at finding the small stuff - flatworms, nudibranchs, shrimp, etc. Dive staff and boat captain were great.

Resort was very nice, great scenic location, staff and service were excellent. Accomodations were comfortable - air conditioning + ceiling fan, comfortable bed, hammocks and chairs on deck where we had beautiful sunsets. Food was buffet style, not gourmet but satisfactory. Big downside was the abundance of bugs - nothing seemed to work for us and others, similar to other trips we've taken to Central America.

Wouldn't recommend going during Easter Week as we did - influx of natives returning for big family week but stress on island's utilities. All in all, an enjoyable week - maybe some day we'll roll the dice again and head back for whale sharks.
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