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Dive Review of House divers in
Honduras

House divers: "Good", Nov, 2021,

by Bill Schlegel, MO, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 11806 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Well run hotel and dive operation. Check out their advertisements. Rather remote for a Caribbean resort. Excellent short air hop from Roatan in a plane with some weight restrictions. All baggage handled by resort. Essentially no hassle about Covid related clearances and the Honduran "prechequeo" clearance which was stated to be mandatory, and filled out bay all travelers was never even looked at. I just needed vaccine status documentation and recent negative nasal swab report. Although, I cannot say that won't all change next week.
My assessment is that there was very good food with allowances for all individual requirements. Bar tab was included in our hotel rate. 3 meals a day with cookies and snacks available. Barista starts serving coffee at 06:00. 3 boat dives a day with one scheduled night dive. Afternoon and additional night dives around the hotel any time you would like. These dives are very shallow but allow you to see an immense quantity of macro critters along with octopus and clouds of silversides and other baitfish.
We saw turtles, numerous nurse sharks, every type of Caribbean reef fish including toadfish, eels, Caribbean reef squid, multiple macros of nudibranchs and other small critters and dolphins came by to visit on one dive. Coral was very healthy. Several in group remarked about this. Dive boats (2) are very well designed craft that can carry up to 20 divers. Water temperature was 82F. Visibility varied from 30 feet to well over 100. Some. mild currents at some sites.
The hotel staff were extremely helpful. Rooms very clean. Air conditioned. Daily room service with turn-down service at night. Nice pool. Beautiful view. Hammocks. Exercise room. The dive operation is what I would call concierge. Set up your gear once and they change out cylinders between dives, clean and wash get at night then hang in secured drying shed. Boat has a head and emergency equipment.
Some limitations: The hotel lobby is 47 steps up from the dive dock. The floor above that is a total of 60 steps. Beware if this could be a problem. Do not drink the water (a standard caution). Bottled water is provided. Winter is the rainey season.
Websites House divers   [same]Dunbar Rock

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving About everywhere.
Closest Airport Guanaja Getting There American Airlines. Air travel was crazy this week prior to Thanksgiving. And A.A. did not have their act together. It appeared to be a more or less temporary problem.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Generally 100 feet. Dive what your Nitrox or air computer allows. Stay with dive master. Maximum 1 hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments The do have a camera rise tank. They respect camera gear. There is excellent wi-fi in hotel
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