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Dive Review of Fantasy Island Dive Resort in

Fantasy Island Dive Resort, Apr, 2006,

by Brian Verbonac, Ontario, Canada (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 2410.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments I wanted to tell someone about the potential for serious trouble at Fantasy Island...all dive boats have one captain and one dive master regardless of the number of divers on the boat. Our best day was four divers and our worst day we had a total of nineteen in the divemaster...the group had a wide range of experience and the one divemaster was no match for that many in one group !!!

We decided on a night dive....big mistake...fourteen divers and, again, one divemaster. The strobe on the divemasters tank was good for about twenty feet...eight divers got separated and ended up swimming close to a quarter mile back to the boat.

We had the feeling that our divemaster was more concerned about his employment than the conduct of his divers. This is best illustrated in two ways...1] There is a no glove rule on Roatan but more than one diver wore gloves and nothing was said..2] We had one out of control photographer who insisted in attempting to get as close as possible to walls and coral. Guess what...yes..he lost buoyancy on several occasions which caused him to do major damage. Again...the divemaster was silent!!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving San Andres, Colombia...Port Ghalib, Egypt...Cayo Largo, Cuba....Trinidad, Cuba
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-150 Ft/ 23-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions All dives limited to 45 minutes without question...often ended dive with 1200-1300 PSI
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Not specifically set up for UWP....more oriented to the average diver.
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