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Dive Review of Marble Hills Dive Center/Marble Hills in
Honduras/North East Roatan

Marble Hills Dive Center/Marble Hills: "North East Roatan: the road less travelled", Mar, 2018,

by Valerie Pinder, ON, CA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10205 has 3 Helpful votes.

No photos available at this time

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 N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Weve been to 3 different resorts and dive centres at the West End of Roatan and since the diving is always great and easy we planned another trip, but this time to a different area of the island because an old friend lives there. It turned out to be a different world.

The dives were easy and the dive staff wonderful. If there is a seahorse anywhere in the area, Instructor Marcos will find it! When Marcos became busy teaching, Dive Master Edward took over and showed us a multitude of hidden creatures including a large eyed toadfish hiding in a crevice. No lionfish escaped his eagle eye.

What there was NOT a lot of was fish! The reef is spectacular with all kinds of coral and eerie channels to cruise through, but it has been sadly overfished. Unlike the more popular West End, there are no rangers here to prevent illegal fishing. Two have recently been hired for this area and were to start soon so the situation will hopefully improve. But I did read recently in Undercurrent that the rangers are being threatened and harassed. Its a a difficult situation. I saw locals hunting iguanas and boas to eat, so convincing them not to take fish from the reef must be a challenge.

We made 12 dives here and all were calm and easy although it was windy most of the week so surface intervals were chilly. Since there is no pool, beach, television, shopping, or wifi access in the rooms, youd better love diving and eating amazing meals! All the food is organic, local, and prepared on site, and it is amazing. Do lots of diving to offset the additional calorie intake you will not be able to resist.

The maximum capacity of this resort is 22 people in its 9 casitas. The greatest number while we were there was 8 people. Thus the dining room and dive staff became our friends, and everyone was delightful. But the numbers were sometimes boosted by locals coming to dine and enjoy the homemade jams and condiments made from fruits grown on the property.

So, Marble Hills is not for those who enjoy lots of activity and nightlife, but its a great, relaxing place to get away from it all, eat gourmet organic meals at a very reasonable price, and enjoy beautiful corals, sponges, underwater channels, and hospitality.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Throughout Caribbean and Central America, Great Barrier Reef Australia, Red Sea Egypt, Great Lakes Canada, Pacific Mexico, Florida.
Closest Airport Roatan Getting There Charters available from Canada, or United Airlines from USA

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 72-76°F / 22-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

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

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]
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