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Dive Review of Deep Blue Utila in

Deep Blue Utila, Jan, 2011,

by Harriet Rhodes, CT, US ( 1 report). Report 5912.

No photos available at this time

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 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Many years ago, I visited Utila during Hurricane Mitch. During that visit, not being able to dive, I went for a walk and found two buildings in need of renovation. Happily, I found that about ten years later, they have been renovated as Deep Blue Resort. I found this resort to be truly and wonderfully quiet. A delightful getaway from the "real world."

Steven, Shirley (his mother) and Susan (his lady) were wonderful hosts. Any and all my concerns, requests and wishes were quickly addressed.

The room was big and with more than enough storage space. I was surprised that there was (for the first time in more than 15 years of diving) more coat hangers than I could possibly use. Also, face cloths (not necessarily common) were part of the deal.

Marlo, the dive master, was a wonderful guide to the local sites. She and Captain Swinn made good choices in dive sites. Luckily, I was the lone diver for the first four days of my stay. At one site I was promised to meet with three angel fish. We stirred up the sand for worms to feed the three who followed divers for easy food. Other fish have found this easy food as well and followed divers for the sand to be stirred for them.

Scuba gear is well attended to by staff. Equipment storage is secure. Each morning resort staff set up equipment on tanks on the dive boat before divers arrive at the dock.

Blue bell tunicates were everywhere with an unusual number of giant tunicates along with painted tunicates. We saw schools of squid several times and several rays feeding and napping. There were many upside down jellyfish.

I am returning to this site. I definitely recommend Deep Blue to anyone who really wants to get away from it all!
Websites Deep Blue Utila   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Dominica, St. Vincents, Roatan
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments
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