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Dive Review of Utila Dive Center/Mango Inn in
Honduras/Utila

Utila Dive Center/Mango Inn, Oct, 2002,

by Allen Harris, AA, USA . Report 233.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Roatan, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Koh Samui
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

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

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Utila Dive Center is a pleasant, competently run operation. The boats could use a fresh coat of paint, since it was chipping and flaking off on the dive benches.

Accomodations at the Mango Inn were basic, in the shared rooms. The biggest problem were the mosquitos in the shared bath. Spend the extra money and get a room with a private bath.

Utila is a very interesting island. However, it is not great for a family vacation, since there are limited beaches. If everyone in your group is a diver or fisherman, then Utila is a nice, inexpensive destination.
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