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Dive Review of Laguna Beach resort in

September, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Ronald Gillespie, CA, USA
Report Number 1376
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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

calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Max 130 feet, back on boat with 500 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
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):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
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

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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