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Dive Review of Laguna Beach Resort in
Honduras/Utila

Laguna Beach Resort, Mar, 2013,

by Mark Zahorik, IL, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 7045.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I was there 3/16-3/23 and the weather conditions were ideal. Complete sunshine w/temps in the low/mid 80's all week w/flat seas every day. The resort & whole island have a very laid back vibe. The cabins were new/nice w/short walk to the boats. The food was good....no complaints whatsoever about the resort. In fact, I really enjoyed everything about the resort & divemasters. The issue w/Utila is that they have a problem with overfishing. From the shore of the resort you can see a fishing village less than 2 miles away; consequently, the amount of larger marine life was limited. Even so, I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Saw a half dozen eagle rays, several turtles & regrettably plenty of lionfish. I brought a spear along and shot ~30 over the course of the week. Hoped to see a whaleshark, but no luck (though others saw some a day before we arrived). Highlight was swimming/freediving w/a dozen dolphins for 20 minutes during a morning surface interval. If the resort owners can get some restrictions on fishing I believe marine life will rebound...I'm hoping for that!
Websites Laguna Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, Bermuda, CA, Lake Michigan wrecks
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-79°F / 27-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-120 Ft/ 23-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Urged to dive w/buddy
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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