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Dive Review of Utila Dive Center/Lighthouse in

Utila Dive Center/Lighthouse: "Great refresher dive course and lucky dolphin & whale shark encounter!", Sep, 2016,

by Letitia Neal, FL, US ( 1 report). Report 9287.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments A great place to take scuba clasees of all levels. I hadn't been diving in about 10 years so I completed a refresher class and then Advanced Open Water. Great staff at Utila Dive center made it fun. The diving was generally interesting but visibility was just okay.. Not much current except Blackfish point. It's a great place to get comfortable in the water again. The highlight was snorkeling off the boat with a pod of dolphins and the next day having a look at a whale shark. Staff say it's hard to predict when the whale sharks will be in the area, but there were sightings nearly everyday the week I was there. The diving is inexpensive with lots of students taking various diving classes from Open Water I to Dive Master Training. This is not your typical dive resort. Another plus was that while we looked for whale sharks after our dives when they were in the area, you only had to pay if you actually got to see them.

The Lighthouse Hotel is a great place to stay. Super clean and comfortable. The owners were always helpful. Located near restaurants and dive shops so that you can walk everywhere, but it's removed enough from the center of town to be quiet.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Spanish Wells, Andros Island, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Bahamas; Grand Turk and Salt Key Turks and Caicos, Cayos Cochinos, Honduras
Closest Airport Getting There Island Air from Roatan

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-°F / 28-°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

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

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]
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