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Dive Review of Octopus Dive School/Blue Bahia Resot in

Octopus Dive School/Blue Bahia Resot: "Octopus Dive Shop in Roatan Very Nice!", Mar, 2015,

by Renee Alaksa, NJ, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8152.

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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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I dove with this same shop in 2015. A few of the dive masters have changed but the shop is still owned and run by Luria who is a savvy, fair businesswoman. She has good equipment, it doesn't all look brand new but it is all fully functional. Her dive masters, Ava, James and Rai are really great. People all have their favorite, but when I spoke about being able to dive slowly and really look concentratedly at corals, all the dive masters I spoke with listened. I would say, james with his marine biologist college major background was my favorite for speed, then Ava but Rai was still an excellent leader. The boat captain, Riccardo is awesome. I love it when the captain helps me with my BCD and tank. I feel youthful but getting up a panga ladder with BCD and tank are tiring for me.
The reef is in pretty good shape. You can definitely see some bleaching but all in all it is health as are the fish. I didn't see any lion fish until the last 2 dives and it is sold at restaurants all over which makes me happy.
The coolest things on this trip were the shy Manytooth Conger Eel and Bioluminesence on the night dive. And the Eagle Ray on my first dive!!! Along with the regular tropical fish were a couple of free swimming morays on our day dives.
This is also a great snorkeling area if you have non divers in your group.
Websites Octopus Dive School   Blue Bahia Resot

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving St. John, Costa Rica, Vancouver Island, Maui
Closest Airport RTB Getting There Fly direct American and United

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Generally we started dives deeper, like 60 then returned at 30-40. A lot of dives were 72-80 minutes long.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

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 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The dive shop boat carried a 5 gallon bucket with fresh water for UWP and generally we hit shore between dives. The captain and dive masters were great with handing down and picking up cameras.
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