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Dive Review of Laguna Beach Resort in
Honduras/Utila

Laguna Beach Resort, Oct, 2012,

by Colin Zylka, WI, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6757.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Wakatobi, Lembeh Straits, Cozumel, Caymans, Bahamas, Bonaire, Curacao, Tobago, Great Lakes, Belize, Philippines, Hawaii, Truk, Palau, Yap, Catalina, Turks, Roatan
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divemaster set a loose limit of 45-50 minutes, but we typically had hour long dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Crew had to bring larger rinse buckets on board boats as we had many housed SLR shooters on this trip....no problem. Crews were very careful with our cameras and took care to place them in rinse buckets gently.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Little no-seeum bugs were horrendous. Our entire group was bitten up all over. Rooms do have small bug repellent devices, which worked so-so.

Food served buffet style, not much variety. Some of our group had some special needs, and the kitchen staff accommodated them very well.

Pack lightly, there is no need for a lot of clothes. The small planes used to get to the island are not set up to take large groups and all their bags in one trip. Our group of 19 was split into two planes with some bags coming on each flight over. The return trip home was a different story, however, as four of our bags did not get on the plane. The owner of the resort paid to have our bags shipped via UPS when he came to the US the following week. Great service!

The cabins are nice and clean, not much to brag about. Small decks overlooking lagoon, but couldn't sit outside due to the bugs. Housekeepers folded towels into animal shapes every day. Not much water pressure in showers, but was not a big issue. Drinking water is supplied in large coolers in each room, refilled at the bar. Tap water not safe to drink.

Overall a comfortable resort, with great dive staff, OK food...the diving is what makes this trip one we will probably do again.
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