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Dive Review of Utila Dive Lodge in
Honduras/Utila

Utila Dive Lodge, May, 2006,

by Sherrie Barker, OR, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 2562.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Roatan, Cozumel, Belize, Fiji, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 500 psi
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 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Excellent opportunities for photos. Good variety of fish, corals, sponges, critters.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Utila Dive Lodge provided basic lodging, good food, and terrific diving. The deck over the water was a great place to relax in the evenings. Queen Ann's hermit crab races ended the week. The Sea Sprite, with Willy at the controls, was large enough to accomodate our group comfortably, even in rough water. Safety sausages were provided mid-week for all divers. Dive sites were plentiful, but with so many dive operations on the island, some were inaccessible. On the plus side, the island is small enough that you can get to all sites fairly easily. Rough water made some of the trips seem much longer than they were. Definitely stop by the Jade Seahorse and the Whale Shark Oceanic Research Institute while on the island. Both are worth the stop.
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