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Dive Review of Subway Watersports/Turquoise Bay in
Honduras/Roatan

Subway Watersports/Turquoise Bay: "Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras", Sep, 2017,

by Kathryn S Roberts, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9873.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This was our first trip back to Roatan since October 2001. The island is significantly more developed than it used to be. We stayed at Turquoise Bay Resort, which is on the north-central coast. Our previous trips had been to resorts in the West End area. Turquoise Bay is a lovely resort, very peaceful and picturesque. While the diving was good, in calm and clear water, we were disappointed in the lack of marine life. We did not see any sharks (note there was one shark dive offered, with a different dive operator, that we chose not to go on. Those who did reported seeing several sharks), and saw only a handful of smallish groupers and a few jacks. Small tropicals were abundant, though, and only a few lionfish. We saw only a couple of turtles during the week. The dive operation told us that Roatan's dive community is working hard to establish and maintain a marine sanctuary area, end efforts are being made to enforce the sanctuary rules, so hopefully things will start to improve as far as marine life is concerned.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Florida and all over the Caribbean, Fiji, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Our group (16-18 on each dive) had a divemaster in front and rear of the group, but once they saw that we were all experienced divers, they didn't fuss over keeping us together.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Our boat had a dedicated camera rinse tub, which was large enough to accomodate 5-6 camera rigs with strobes. Crew was helpful with taking cameras and putting them in the tub.
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