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Dive Review of Reef Gliders/Caribbean Reef Life/Tanglewood Villa, West End Resort in
Honduras/West End, Roatan

Reef Gliders/Caribbean Reef Life/Tanglewood Villa, West End Resort: "Caribbean Reef Life Underwater Photography Class in Roatan, A++++", Jul, 2016,

by Rik Pavlescak, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8999.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Costa Brava, Roatan, Key West, Cozumel, Key Largo, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac
Closest Airport Roatan Getting There Multiple flights from US: Atlanta or Houston

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 76 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Back on boat with 500 PSI. Dive masters went with groups of divers. I was taking a course so stuck with my instructor. We did our own thing while other divers did their own dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Boats are small--so no rinse buckets on board. However, most sites were less than 10 minutes out from the shop. At the shop, they have numerous surfaces for cameras, equipment. They hav ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments The purpose of this trip was to take an underwater photography course with Mickey Charteris, from Caribbean Reef Life. (http://www.caribbeanreefphotography.com/). I've dived with Mickey at Reef Gliders in the past, and having bought a new camera, I wanted to learn how to use it properly. I'll review the dive shop: Reef Gliders, the class with Mickey, and our accommodations in this review.

1. Dive shop: Reef Gliders. This was my third time diving with them. They have been a consistently good, solid, reliable operation. They are safe, comfortable, easy-going. They have knowledgeable dive masters, conduct great briefings, and have a nice space to hang out between dives, with a built-in cafe on-site. The owners are involved in the local community, and hire locals as well, which is a plus. They provide on-site lockers and locks for storing you gear, and they lock everything up securely each night. Tip: Bring a water bottle--they've got 5 gallon jugs available for filling up your own bottle.

2. The 5-day Immersion Underwater Photography Course with Mickey Charteris from ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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