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Dive Review of Utila Cays Diving in
Honduras/Utila Cays, Bay Islands Hondur

Utila Cays Diving: "Excellent trip!", Sep, 2015,

by Michael P. Tucker, IL, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8420.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
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 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Best to contact Bogdan on Facebook.[ link].

If you are looking for an intimate and personal diving experience this is the place. Lodging options are plentiful and Bogdan can find you anything to fit your budget, wether on the Cays or across the channel on Utila. He can also set up any other activities you may be interested in. You can make your trip to order!
I chose to stay on the Cays for my last trip and this one also. For $25/night I had a small room with AC in the Lonestar Hotel. It totally met my needs as I was here for the diving. Also I enjoy being in a place with no motor vehicles and being able to get to know the local people. A friendly bunch indeed. Some were greeting me by name and don't recall ever meeting them. I guess the word gets out fast when you have a population of only about 500 people.

And the diving? Awesome! Dives are made off the vessel "Miss Cay" crewed by Captain Edgar and his son Captain Jeff. (When Edgar is out fishing which is the main occupation on the Cays.) Divemaster Mike led all of my dives. More like a buddy since I was the only diver most of the time. We did a lot of drifts. How rexaling! I am spoiled now. Mike is from the States and has lived in and about Utila for a long time.
He really knows his stuff like spotting nudibranchs, shrimp, and the smallest drumfish I have ever seen. Lots of Sting rays, Eagle rays, Moray's,lobster and the list is too long to post here.
We even got to swim with dolphins twice. We dived the less visited sites on the north side of Utila. We also got to some "adventure" dives scoping out some sites that Captain Edgar found while lobster diving. It is appropriately named "Edgars mound".
Bogdon offers the full line of courses and is an accomplished videographer and photojournalist.
Oh, almost forgot the closest nurse shark encounters I've ever had. Was filming one with my GoPro at the end of a pole when a shark decided to have a taste!
Got great teeth pix .

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman
Big Island Hawaii
Maui Hawaii
Oahu Hawaii
Lake Michigan, Chicago Il.
Lake Michigan, Milwaukee Wisconsin
Atlantic coast Florida

Closest Airport Utila Getting There From Chicago Il. Two domestic flights to get to San Pedro Sula Honduas, Puddle jumper(CM Airlines) to Utila, Boat ride to the Cays.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-150 Ft/ 24-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None. Could dive my ability and skill level.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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