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Dive Review of Fantasy Island in
Honduras/Roatan, Bay Islands

Fantasy Island, Apr, 2007,

by Liz Morini, MA, USA . Report 3362.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Cayman Brac, Cozumel, Grand Bahama, Hawaii, Little Cayman, Turks & Caicos & Utila
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 0 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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 [None]

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 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The Good: the beach was great, the resort grounds were kept beautifully, the monkeys did something to make us laugh every day, the food was decent but not inspired, the hotel and waitstaff were very accommodating and pleasant, the activitities desk had some great off-resort adventures, 2 PCs were located in the lobby with free internet service, small fridge located in our room.

The Bad: saggy mattresses, our room (located in Building 4) had the worst bathroom (the tub and toilet seat were painted with white paint, making them look dirty), if you want a remote control for your TV, you must leave a $20 deposit at the reception desk. Ditto for the beach towels.

The Ugly: I was less than impressed with the dive operation. From the too long dive orientation on Monday morning, to the rush to wait in line with 100 other divers for weights, to there being too many divers for too few lockers, to the rusty ladders with rungs missing, it was a disappointment. I felt that our boat captain was annoyed with his job most of the time.

The Diving: We dove Marys Place, a supposedly must dive site. Its a swim through beginning at 90 feet and rising to 40?? feet. The appeal was lost on me since I was at the tail end of the group, with a lot of silt and sand stirred up by the time I entered. Also dove a wreck named Mr. Bud, look for the bicycle and radio on the deck. You can penetrate the wreck, it's pretty wide open. My favorite dive was 40 Feet Point because we saw some free swimming green morays at the anchor line. Someone had baited the anchor line with fish heads which attracted the morays plus a large grouper. It was my first time seeing free swimming morays, it was very cool. Seas varied considerably during the week, sometimes calm, sometimes very rough.

All in all, it was a good (not excellent) trip. Some money needs to be spent on the dive boats and most of the dive staff need attitude adjustments.
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