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Dive Review of Laguna Beach Resort in
Honduras/Utila

October, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Colin Zylka, WI, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 6757
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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