Author Topic: Thinking about Roatan  (Read 4159 times)


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Thinking about Roatan
« on: July 21, 2009, 11:15:45 UTC »
Is it safe now with the unrest? Did the Earthquake affect underwater?


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Re: Thinking about Roatan
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 18:34:14 UTC »
Check with your intended operator they may have information - I would also look at the USG precautions for current travel to Honduras.  With so many other places to go to - I would not want to travel to Honduras and get caught up in political issues.


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Re: Thinking about Roatan
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 19:05:50 UTC »
The islands are currently considered safe but it depends on whether you'll fly directly to Roatan or have to connect on the mainland.  Direct is OK, mainland connection apparently isn't.  The best thing is to contact the U.S. State Department for travel advisories.  I think if you go to the main Undercurrent page and search you can find some additional information.
If you've never been before, the quality of the resorts is variable, so do some research, and be ready for sand fleas on the beach.  They stay away with an application of DEET but can be miserable otherwise.


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Re: Thinking about Roatan
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009, 14:08:49 UTC »
Hi Searay,

Yes, dive tourism remains safe and business is continuing as usual.

No, no u/w damage from the temblor.

Ditto what what butchfri said above RE resorts; do you homework.

For a comprehensive coverage of dealing with sand fleas, you may wish to see:

Avoiding Sand Fleas (aka no see ums), Mosquitoes and Other Bothersome and Disease Carrying Insects

Have a great time.





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