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Dive Review of Laguna Beach resort in
Honduras/Utila

Laguna Beach resort, Sep, 2003,

by Ronald Gillespie, CA, USA . Report 1376.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Fiji (Beqa, Taveuni, Vitu Levu), Roatan, Bonaire, Curacao, San Salvador, Bahamas, Grand Turk, Saba, Little Cayman, Thailand, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, noCurrents
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max 130 feet, back on boat with 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments They take very good care of our equipment, fresh water rinse bucket on the boat with roomy camera table.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Fifth fime at Laguna Beach Resort, snorkeled with whale shark 4 trip out of 5. Boat captain Wagner will go out of his way to find a whale shark on our way to the first dive site and also during the surface interval. Great thing about Utila is the diversity of marine life. We've seen pair of spotted eagle rays, turtles, seahorse, frogfish, lettuce leaf slug, lots of large angelfish, large green moray, and so many others!
Diving is done mainly around the island, towards the north side of the island is better. We dove the pinnacles and the diving is excellent, schooling fish like jacks and creole wrasse. Their house reef is also very good. We've seen 14 or more lobsters hanging out, biggest lobster taking a leisurely walk, jawfish, lots of juvenile fish, turtles, and many more. Each dive yields something new.

Dive boat is roomy and fast, bungalows are over the water on the lagoon side of the peninsula. You get plenty of food and the BBQ lobster night they had twice during our stay was great. There isn't much of a night life at the resort, but we like it that way.

We've been to many destinations in the Caribbean, but Laguna Beach Resort is the only place we keep on going back. Great service, great diving and with 3 dives a day plus unlimited shore diving, great price for what you get.

No-seeums may be a problem if there isn't much breeze, but as long as you have bug juice (Cactus Juice and Deet product works best for us), it should not be a problem. We have recommended Laguna Beach to all the divers we've met. They really take very good care of us!
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