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Dive Review of Paya Bay Resort in
Honduras/Roatan

Paya Bay Resort, May, 2006,

by Sherrie Barker, OR, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 2561.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Belize, Hawaii, Fiji, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 83 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Rinse tank available.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Paya Bay Resort offers diving without the crowds. We didn't see another dive boat during the week we were there. Hurricane damage was minimal to the reef. Mooring replacement is planned for summer, 2006. The boat time to dive sites was short. Surface intervals were on local docks. The dive sites were between Pollytilly and Camp Bay along a fringe reef just offshore on the north side of the island. We did scrap one day's diving when a storm passed over, but otherwise did two morning dives beginning at 9 with the option of a third in the afternoon. The Resort has 8 rooms, a large dining room with deck, and two beaches. Food was plentiful and good. The staff on duty the week we were there was wonderful. Overall, it was a good experience. Visitors will want to take a book or two to read in the evening, or be ready to kick back and relax.
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