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Dive Review of Utila Aggressor in
Honduras/Utila and Roatan

September, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by James D. Heckelman, OH, USA
Report Number 3622
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
US, Canada (Tobermory), Bahamas, Belize, Cozumel, Haiti, St. Thomas,
Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Turk & Caicos Islands, Hawaii, Egypt (Red Sea)
and Australia (Coral Sea).
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Buddy diving required.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Rinse tank and table with charger plug strips for photo only.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
The crew is phenomenal! Captain Eddy, divemasters Nestor and Sasha, cook
Candy and steward John all do an excellent job of making you as comfortable
as possible, and attending to your every wish.

Although I have been on better reefs, the crew made the diving exciting and
very enjoyable. One of them (Eddy, Nestor, or Sasha) always went on the
dive to point out the critters, most of which I probably would never have
found. Although you can dive your own profile, I found it very worthwhile
to follow them, at least for part of the dive. 

Miss Candy prepared excellent meals and snacks. A continental breakfast was
available at 6:30, with a hot breakfast served at 7:00. Fruit was always
available. Lunches included a delicious homemade soup and a make-your-own
sandwich or pasta. Dinners were a meat or fish dish followed by a unique
desert. Some meals were barbequed and served on the Sun Deck. Morning
snacks (between dives) were usually brownies, cookies, or muffins.
Afternoon snacks were usually chicken wings, conk fritters, and the like.
Hot cocoa was served after each night dive. The crew served wine and cheese
to the guests the last night (Friday) aboard. John kept the rooms clean and

 The first dive of the day was at 8:00AM, followed by a mid morning dive
about 10:30. The first afternoon dive was about 2:00, and the second
afternoon dive about 4:30. The night dive was after dinner, usually about
7:30. Occasionally the morning dive was changed to 7:00, with the hot
breakfast following the dive, to arrive at a dive site before the land
based operations arrived.

Utila and Roatan are especially good for macro photography on many of the
reefs. We also saw scorpion fish, green and spotted moray eels, octopus,
turtles, nurse sharks, and many kinds of fish. The Captains log, prepared
by one of the divemasters at the end of each trip and posted on the
Aggressor web site,, provides a very detailed description
of each days diving during the week. Therefore, I will not go into detail
on the diving.

Overall, the Utila Aggressor is, in my opinion, an excellent (*****) value.
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