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Dive Review of Deep Blue in

Deep Blue: "Deep Blue Resort, Upscale, Utila Diving and Lodging", Nov, 2014,

by bill mashek, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7958.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Utila town is "funky, cheap and full of backpackers and diver types--my paradise. I am not a "resort" diver so I prefer getting a budget place in town and dive every day. However, I got a good deal on a Fam trip to Deep Blue Resort, so I tried it out.
Arguably, Deep Blue has the best location of any of the other "all inclusive type" dive resorts in Utila. Besides the three dives per day package they offer, there is a great little reef right in front of the main building for unlimited shore diving. The rooms are spacous, the grounds well kept and equipment is high quality and in excellent condition. The food is good and plentiful-- not gourmet, but tasty and varied. Deep Blue only hires only instructors as dive masters. They were very professional and great critter finders.
I would highly recommend Deep Blue to anyone looking for a dive resort experience. I would also recommend Utila over any of the other Honduran bay islands for both diving and value.
Room Tip: Since the resort is located only meters from the water, you will hear the sound of waves.
Websites Deep Blue   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, West Coast of North America including Mexico to Canada, South East Asia, Africa, South Pacific
Closest Airport San Pedro Sula/Roatan Getting There Fly into San Pedro Sula, Short Flight to Utila. Or, Take bus to La Ciba and ferry to Utila.

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions you follow the divemaster and your diving is usually limited to the lowest common denominator. However, we had plenty of dive time with 3 dives per day.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]fine for small cameras, not a lot of space if you have lots of equipment
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