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Dive Review of Cabanas at Clark's Cay/Same in

Cabanas at Clark's Cay/Same: "Terrific Dive Trip to Clark's Cay", May, 2019,

by Joyce Leftly, NJ, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10942.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Clark's Cay resort resort is just as beautiful as the photos on their website !

We enjoyed seeing a lot of interesting sea life we’d never seen before and beautiful corals on their comfortable dive boat. Our excellent dive master Kennet pointed out lots of tiny critters we would have missed, like Pipefish in the sand, Sea Horses and even a ‘Pipehorse’ which we had never heard of. The reef structure was interesting with a deep pinnacle on one dive and several interesting ‘tunnels’ (open above) that Kennet led us through. It was fun to see Nurse Sharks eating lionfish also, and fortunately they seem to be keeping the lionfish population down. We also saw large Sting Rays and various Blennies, our first ever Indigo Hamlet and many Crabs & Shrimp. Dives were typically 45 minutes and you could remain longer under the boat if you wanted to do 1 hour. I should add that we had some windy conditions during our week and the visibility was not as good as it could have been, but good enough !

The valet dive service was excellent – our boat hand Rony set up our equipment each morning, rinsed it at the end of the day and hung it to dry for us. Rony also lifted my weight belt and my equipment onto the boat at the end of each dive, so I could easily walk up the ladder. They also provided water, juice and a snack between dives and emailed us a dive log after our trip, listing each dive.

We didn’t have any time to snorkel, since we spent all our time diving, but we DID totally enjoy the Lazy River which surrounded the beautiful Infinity Pool. Such a great concept, with a gentle current so you could either float with the current OR walk against it for a bit of exercise. Our Dining Room Server Extraordinare Toy was always happy to deliver drinks of any kind to us (in plastic cups, of course) in the Lazy River or Pool. My favorite apres-dive drink was one of the fruit smoothies that he concocted with delicious tropical fruits – so refreshing after 3 dives.

Food was wonderful, with 3 complete meals and an option for Happy Hour snacks each day. Toy always made sure we had everything we needed and were completely happy with each meal.

Our cabin was comfortable and cleaned each day. I’d definitely bring LESS clothes next time – when you’re diving most of the time, there’s very little need to bring much and this has a very casual vibe.

ALL of the staff were simply wonderful and happy to provide terrific service, always with a smile !!

Just 1 last point – Clark’s Cay and their sister resort Villa on Dunbar Rock have developed Scuba Diving as an alternative economic opportunity to over-fishing in this area. The owners have worked with local authorities to establish a Marine Reserve, funded a Hyperbaric Chamber in Guanaja, helped establish Mooring Balls throughout the Marine Reserve and assisted local residents in other ways. We only learned about these efforts because we came across a March 15, 2016 article from ‘divenewswire’ website, highlighting Villa on Dunbar Rock. But we felt good about spending our tourist dollars to help in a small way in these efforts.
Websites Cabanas at Clark's Cay   Same

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Curacao, Bonaire, Cozumel, Hawaii, St Vincent, US & British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St Lucia, Anguilla, other Caribbean locations
Closest Airport Guanaja Getting There We took Delta from Newark to Roatan (connecting flight in Atlanta). Then used local carrier Lanhsa to Guanaja Airport, where a friendly entourage from Clark's Cay was waiting with cold drinks and their boat for the 1/2 ride to the resort. No luggage was lost in either direction !

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Back under the boat at 45 minutes; could dive there for additional 15 minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Fresh-water tub on boat for cameras.
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