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Dive Review of Utila Lodge Resort in
Honduras/Utila

Utila Lodge Resort, May, 2003,

by Sheri Guzick, TX, USA (Contributor Contributor 12 reports). Report 692.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Cozumel; St. Maarten; Saba; Texas mud holes
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions It was a bit restrictive for a couple of days; pre-dive briefing lacking.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Separate tank for cameras and other gear.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 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 Lodge Resort, located on small island of Utila, is an all-inclusive that is incredibly close and convenient to both diving and "town". Resort is built over the ocean. No bug problems, probably due to constant breeze. Staff is friendly and food is generally good. Only attire required is a bathing suit, shorts, t-shirt. The hammocks were great for surface intervals. Variety in diving, some strong currents. Many locations had lovely coral; large schools of fish; crab; lobster; lots of sand channels between the reefs; eels; manta and eagle rays, a couple of sites were too silty. A Whale Shark passed right beneath us! Three dives/day for 5 days, 2 on last day. Dove nitrox. The dive masters should be more familar with the sites and conditions. Very reasonable, Saturday to Saturday with 17 dives, food, accommodations cost $850/pp. Of course the bar tab at the end of the week jacked that up a bit. We would dive with this resort again.
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