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Dive Review of Wet and Wild Divers/Las Rocas in

June, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Don Anderson, Ca, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 4164
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Palau, Tahiti, Hawaii, Dominica, St. Croix, Cozumal, St. Lucia, California,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

cloudy, dry  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Surface at same time. No burning excess air around mooring line. Don't
touch ANYTHING!  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
No fresh water tank for cameras on the boats or shop. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
2 stars    
Wet and Wild Divers at Las Rocas

   This was my first dive trip to Roatan and our group of six was impressed
with the intensity of sponge life especially on some of the wall dives.
Many azure vase sponges, big barrel sponges, large areas of red sponges,
sea fans etc. This was some of the best Caribbean diving I have done.
Roatan is an underwater photographers paradise. The only minor negative is
that there are fewer reef fish than other Islands Ive visited.
   We stayed in a very nice condo (Ocean Reef Villa) located next to the
Las Rocas dive resort located on the north west side of Roatan. We enjoyed
Happy Hour and bartender Winstons Monkey LaLas and good soul music. 
  We did six days of diving with Wet and Wild Divers at the Las Rocas
Resort. The facility had 2 female DMs, and 2 boats holding about 8 divers
each. The dives were within 10 minutes or so of the facility, but they
didnt seem to want to travel any further to other great dive sites. Dives
ended as a group, and burning excess air around the mooring line was
    We found out quickly that the DMs had very different personalities.
Chrissy was gracious, fun, and professional, pointing out many
interesting critters to me, an experienced underwater videographer. We
enjoyed her very much.
  The other DM, Di, was a control freak in every aspect of diving. Our
group got tired of her very quickly and wanted to move on. I had several
encounters with her over touching the reef. On one dive, while
videotaping, I pushed off the wall with one finger to avoid hitting it. Got
a nice reprimand for it. On another, dive we saw a large green turtle
munching on red sponge. I circled the turtle while videotaping and slowly
settled on to broken, decaying coral rubble and sand being careful not to
touch any living coral or sponges. I wanted to get a nice long steady shot
of this fascinating scene with my pro HiDef video outfit. A few second
later, I felt someone grab my BC and haul me off the bottom, all the while
yelling at me.  It was Di shaking her finger in my face. Even though we
were one third into the dive, she quickly led everyone back to the boat.
The dive was over. Our group had had it with Wet and Wild.
   I confronted Di back at the shop on what she did. Ive never been
manhandled by a DM before. Ive been diving all over the world for 35 years
and am very aware of how fragile the reef ecosystem is. I told her that I
heard her say in our briefing to not touch or damage the reef, but I
considered decaying coral litter and sand OK to touch. She was totally
self-righteous and started to lecture me on how microbes live in sand and
cant be disturbed, etc. This was too much. I asked why she punished the
rest of the divers for my perceived misdeed and she continued to justify
her action. This was truly unprofessional conduct on her part. I would stay
well clear of Wet and Wild.
   We heard good things about a new dive outfit, GiGi Divers, and signed up
with them. We finally started to have a great time with good crew, new
boat, and wonderful dives such as Marys Place, the Odyssey wreck, Spooky
Channelsites too far for Las Rocas to travel to. Willie, pronounced
Villey, is a pro videographer and actually held my BC while I taped many
scenes. Talk about a Steadycam! Contact them at
For the condo info, contact Linda Kay at
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