Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
April 2020    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 35, No. 4   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
What's this?

Stranded in Honduras: Our Utila Escape

how two American divers struggled to get home

from the April, 2020 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Subscriber Content Preview
Only active subscribers can view the whole article here

Stuck on Utila with Honduras shut down to protect itself against the coronavirus, Undercurrent subscribers Beth Rosenzweig and her husband Ray Bahr knew they had to take the effort in their own hands if, with disappearing airline flights, they were ever to get home. While methodically working every angle to get out, much of their strategy was based on seeking government assistance and generating media coverage to get help, a very creative effort that clearly helped their plight. Beth chronicled their efforts and shared them with Undercurrent.

March 20th

Ray and I continue to be stranded in Honduras at the Lodge Utila without a clear escape plan. There's a curfew, and people are not allowed out on the roads, and most stores are closed. We still have food, though there have been some electricity outages. There's no real medical care available on Utila, so we really hope not to get sick here.

We are spending almost all our waking hours online and communicating with fellow stranded Americans (more than 500 Americans on Utila and Roatan islands were trying to get back to the States) on any and all possible means of escape. There have been Honduran-based efforts to get a charter plane to get us home, but so far, the local permits to enable such flights have not been approved. Commercial airlines have been less than helpful. We currently have allegedly confirmed tickets on United, American, and Delta for the end of the month, since we were told to hedge our bets and secure tickets on all airlines in case one of them comes through and others do not....

Let them know about the 500-plus Americans stranded in Honduras.

Subscribers: Read the full article here

Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!



I want to get all the stories! Tell me how I can become an Undercurrent Online Member and get online access to all the articles of Undercurrent as well as thousands of first hand reports on dive operations world-wide

Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |

Copyright © 1996-2022 Undercurrent (
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.