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Dive Review of Pirate Divers/Foster's West Bay in

September, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Scott George, CA, USA
Report Number 1335
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
130 ft depth  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
Foster's West Bay Resort is a small resort with cabanas and duplexes on the
beach.  They have a restaurant/bar on the premises.  The food is basic but
not bad.  The service varies by what person is serving you, but the staff
are polite and helpful.  The accomodations are rustic, but clean and well
kept.  The beach is one of the most beautiful on Roatan.  The usual
warnings about sand flies and mosquitoes on Roatan apply here as well -
just be prepared.  There are a handful of other small resorts with bars and
restaurants within walking distance, but for variety you have to make a
trip into West End, where there are a number of good restaurants.  We
particularly enjoyed Dian's Garden of Eat'n and Belvedere's Shipwreck.

Pirate Divers is Fosters' new on-site dive shop.  Foster's previously ran
there dive packages through various other dive shops.  Pirate Divers opened
about two weeks prior to our trip so they did not yet have many divers
booked.  In fact, we only dived with one other pair of divers on one of our
dives.  Iain and Steve were still in the process of learning many of the
Roatan dive sites, but since we were the only divers with them we got
personalized service.  Pirate Divers plans to keep the number of divers
small to keep the service personal.

The diving was excellent.  We are both relatively new divers and the dives
were all pretty easy and the personal attention was helpful.  The reef just
off West Bay was in fantastic condition and the fish life is pretty
abundant.  We saw turtles on most dives, many barracuda, groupers, eagle
rays, small tropical fish, and a huge free-swimming green moray eel.  El
Aguila is not a really impressive wreck but it is about 100 ft depth so it
is an easy wreck dive.

All-in-all, Foster's West Bay and Pirate Divers were everything we expected
and I would highly recommend them.
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