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Dive Review of Mayan Divers/Mayan Princess/Las Sirenas in
Honduras/Roatan

Mayan Divers/Mayan Princess/Las Sirenas: "Mayan Divers, Mayan Princess Resort, Roatan", Dec, 2017,

by Theodore C Recupero, UT, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 10074.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Arrived at Mayan Princess/Las Sirenas resort Saturday afternoon. Check in for 30+ divers was quick and easy. The resort is beautiful. It would shame an English gardener. The pools are works of art. Our room was like a slice of heaven. On site restaurants were very good to excellent. (check TripAdvisor)
They held an informative briefing for everyone after we got checked in. There was some political turmoil and they explained it all to us. We were not worried, as the island was fairly removed from it all.
I can't say enough about the resort. My one complaint is that someone, twice, made my drink improperly. "The Horror".
The dive boats meet you at the beach, they handle all the gear except suits, fins, mask. There were two groups diving that week, so we had a borrowed boat. It got towed in once, and was not like the others. This was a very beat up thing. The other boats looked very good. We never went more than 4 miles from the resort and never more than 1/2 mile from the beach.
The diving was coral, rocks, sand, with one Wreck dive. The deepest our group got all week was 120 feet, most of the time staying between 40 to 50 feet. Lots of small fish, Chromis, Parrotfish, Groupers, a few giant Morays, lots of turtles, crabs, lobsters, saw lots of things I will never bother to identify. It was nice. There were some swimthroughs...but mostly just walls, and the edges of sand fields.
Our Divemasters were very competent and polite. They did a good job, though as always, they stepped up their game the last day or two.
They kept the group constantly moving until the end of the dives, and then you could hang out under the boat as long as your air lasted. I breath a lot, but I got in several dives of over one hour. The dive profiles and built in surface intervals would never have allowed you to run out of bottom time.
I saw no garbage on the reef, no bottles, cans, lawn chairs, etc...
Most of the dive sites are very similar, with the exception of the wreck and the drift off the west end of West beach. That was the best dive. Our group did the safety stop amidst a school of barracuda, swimming turtles, a giant Blue Parrotfish and some other stuff that I can't name. I'd return to dive with these folks again, no question.
The one real issue is that there are oodles of resorts along this beach, maybe 50 dive boats, mostly diesel, or so I could think based on the taste and smell of the water. On one site, the wreck, there were 4 boats tied up, and I really think we jumped into a slick.
I've been here now, and won't likely return, but if I do, I know where I'm staying and who I am diving with.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving USVI, Florida springs, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Wrecks, Colorado River impoundments, Missouri impoundments, mountain lakes, Great Lakes, California coast, Tahoe, Roatan
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 78-79°F / 26-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions We did have one diver go way below the group, they summoned him back up to 60 feet. I usually ran 10 feet shallower than the main group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Camera bucket on board.
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