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Dive Review of Laguna Beach Resort in

March, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Michael J. Millet, CA, USA
Top Contributor   (62 reports, with 6 Helpful votes)
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
All over the Caribbean and several different locations in the Pacific
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy, surge, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deco diving; 1 hour dives  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
The dive boat had a large camera rinse and nice sized camera table. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
4 stars   
3 stars    
The Laguna Beach Resort (LBR) is a 10 minute boat ride from Utila Town. It
is off by itself. Nice and quiet. The cabanas are very spacious and clean;
each has its own little dock on the lagoon. The resort has a new, large
pool shaped like a whale shark; it's a very nice addition. There is also a
nice beach area. All meals are buffet style with the food tasty but not

We had a family group so we essentially had our own dive boat all week with
the same divemaster and boat captain (Blythe and John). The dive boat was a
32' Newton so it was very spacious. The crew took care of the BC and
regulators everyday including rinsing. Nice touch.

Blythe is an excellent dive guide providing good dive briefings doing her
best to find critters to photograph. The 2 morning dives are on the north
side with the opportunity for a whale shark encounter during the surface
interval. We had a couple of encounters. The PM dive is on the south side.

The reef marine life seems to have diminished since I was last here in
2005. Too much local fishing and on-shore development.

The staff at LBR is very friendly and helpful. The owner and managers were
especially helpful in retrieving a laptop left at the San Pedro Sula
airport. Throughout our stay, they provided lots of personal attention. 

The biggest negative at LBR are the no see'ums (sand fleas). They will eat
you up.
I returned home with at least 2 dozen small, itchy welts all over my body.
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