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Dive Review of Reef Gliders/Caribbean Reef Life/Tanglewood Villa, West End Resort in
Honduras/West End, Roatan

July, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Rik Pavlescak, FL, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
"Caribbean Reef Life Underwater Photography Class in Roatan, A++++"
Report Number 8999
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Costa Brava, Roatan, Key West, Cozumel, Key Largo, West Palm Beach, Fort
Lauderdale, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac
Closest Airport
Getting There
Multiple flights from US:
Atlanta or Houston

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
76   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Back on boat with 500 PSI. Dive masters went with groups of divers. I was
taking a course so stuck with my instructor. We did our own thing while
other divers did their own dives.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
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Boats are small--so no rinse buckets on board. However, most sites were
less than 10 minutes out from the shop. At the shop, they have numerous
surfaces for cameras, equipment. They hav ...
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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5 stars   
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The purpose of this trip was to take an underwater photography course with
Mickey Charteris, from Caribbean Reef Life.
( I've dived with Mickey at Reef
Gliders in the past, and having bought a new camera, I wanted to learn how
to use it properly. I'll review the dive shop: Reef Gliders, the class with
Mickey, and our accommodations in this review. 

1. Dive shop: Reef Gliders. This was my third time diving with them. They
have been a consistently good, solid, reliable operation. They are safe,
comfortable, easy-going. They have knowledgeable dive masters, conduct
great briefings, and have a nice space to hang out between dives, with a
built-in cafe on-site. The owners are involved in the local community, and
hire locals as well, which is a plus. They provide on-site lockers and
locks for storing you gear, and they lock everything up securely each
night. Tip: Bring a water bottle--they've got 5 gallon jugs available for
filling up your own bottle. 

2. The 5-day Immersion Underwater Photography Course with Mickey Charteris
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