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Dive Review of Seagrape Plantation in
Honduras/Roatan

Seagrape Plantation, Jan, 2008,

by Natasha, NM, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 3853.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Tanzania - Mafia and Pemba, Florida, Maldives, Texas lakes
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 26 to 0 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 10 to 20 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions We were all supposed to dive together, but one person was consistently 10m deeper than the rest of the group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments No fresh water tanks on boat
Not much to photograph other than coral. Very few fish. No camera tables.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments We dived and stayed with Seagrape Plantation Resort. Overall we don't care much for West End or West Bay, Roatan. The shop is apathetic to customer requests and appears stingy: Cost of petrol, time divemaster is out, no fresh water, tea or anything in between dives.. dives average 25-30usd depending if you stay at their "resort". The dive shop was well run and organized. They had lots of new looking rental gear. You have to wash and take care of your own gear (apart from your tanks). Some French divers were shocked that the divemaster took a group of 7 divers with him.
I was disappointed in the diving, visibility was good, and there were some nice corals, but where are all the fish?
The hotel has some sea bungalows (2 rooms per bungalow, so you have to share your balcony) and a building of cheaper rooms. The windows did not open, so you have to use the air conditioner. Many sandflies at sundown. Difficult to swim in the sea due to entryway being hard coral and urchins with no beach. Also my husband while snorkeling was constantly on the lookout for speedboats. Be careful.
They do not have a restaurant, so you have to make the short walk into West End for every meal. Also no alcohol is sold, but there's a beach bar next door. Most people bought fruit and veggies from the back of someone's pick up and made sandwiches etc in their rooms.
One night someone came through and stole a lot of stuff off the balconies, including the hammocks, I understand this happens quite a bit.
Overall an organised dive operation, but there isn't that much out there to look at.
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