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Dive Review of Subway Watersports/Tourquoise Bay Resort in

Subway Watersports/Tourquoise Bay Resort: "Turquoise Bay Resort Roatan Honduros", May, 2018,

by Michael Patrick Guerin, NC, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 10272 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments First time at Turquoise Bay resort (TBR) and will we go back? Absolutely. Read on !

Resort was slick clean - Rooms were spacious. We had coffee maker which allowed us to make coffee or tea water...No mini fridge nor microwave (we like to travel with microwave popcorn). We had a safe in the room. Rooms cleaned daily. Philamena - the resident donkey - roams freely over the grounds. From time to time the resort horses are allowed to "mow the resort lawn"

Full board buffet meals were included in our package. Food was good and there was nice selection so everyone got something to eat. Restaurant staff were quite personable and addressed you by name when fetching your beverages. TBR is more or less isolated and not in a row of resorts - we favored this isolation.

Now the diving:.....WOW and WOW....this was our first experience diving canyons and labyrinths and it was simply amazing. Several eagle rays and turtles passed over us in one canyon dive. TBR is on north side of the island and we were told south side has more fish life than what we saw on the north side. TBR has donated a boat to the Marine Park in order to foster patrols in vicinity of TBR and west.

The water was 'laid out flat' and again, we were told this was a bit unusual but we sure did enjoy the smooth brief boat rides to dive sites. Water temp was 82 and viz was between 75-100+
during our two week stay. Up to three boat dives a day were available. No shore diving. Boat was very roomy with excellent ladders....Billy the boat captain assisted you entering the water as well as returning on board - a WONDERFUL chap !..fresh fruit and water was available after every dive. Two rinse buckets on board for cameras and masks were absolutely crystal clean not to mention three huge rinse buckets back at the dock were refreshed often. The crew handled your equipment (BC and regulator) setting it up and at end of day rinsing and stowing in locker unless you of course wanted to tend to your own gear personally. The boats easily handle 12 divers while we had 2-8 divers on our boat during our trip. Groupers, turtles, green morays were all in abundance.

Nelson, our lead dive master and under water tour guide, was quick to point out various sightings. Another dive master named Enoc followed the group ensuring no one wandered or got lost...Enoc was also quick to point out sightings. Nelson recorded every divers dive data upon return to boat (max depth, dive time and remaining air)

Ahhh...the airport. We arrived on a Saturday. American, Delta and United flights all apparently arrived that day within minutes of each other creating the perfect storm so it took us 90 minutes to get thru immigration (yes, I clocked it !). Hint: maybe arrive on another day?

Airport transfer to and from TBR was included in our package and seamless.

One last recommendation: do NOT forget bug spray. sand fleas and no-see'ems have no mercy (for real!)
Websites Subway Watersports   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Cozumel, Great Barrier Reef, Bahamas, Philippines, Roatan
Closest Airport Roatan Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82-82°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Usual recreational dive profiles....dives were in vicinity of 60 minutes give or take.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments We charged camera equipment in our room. I don't believe there was a camera room on site.

Boat had camera rinse tank and support tables.
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