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Dive Review of Utila Lodge in

Utila Lodge: "Utila Lodge a great place for Caribbean Diving", Aug, 2015,

by Mae L. Ding, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 8430 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Cozumel, La Paz, Hawaii, Palau, Little Caymen
Closest Airport Utila Airport Getting There LAX to Houston, then San Pedro Sula or Roatan. Then fly on to Utila. Over 12 hours travel time from Los Angeles including layovers.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recommended max depth.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Beautiful and lush corals, sponges, and sea fans. Saw several sea horses, unusual small stuff, large sc ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Great hotel built over the water. Caters to divers with excellent service and their own dive operation. Clean large rooms with good AC and porch or deck. Room furnishings are simple but in good condition. All but one have water views. Good home style food. Free wifi with decent signal in most rooms and public areas. Located in town and easy walking distance to bars, restaurants, and mini grocery stores. Reasonable prices.
Fly into San Pedro Sula or Roatan. Then local puddle jumper CM Airlines or charter to Utila. San Pedro Sula Airport is air conditioned throughout. No luggage carts. Has a few small fast food restaurants and small bar. Has nice Club Lounge in waiting area open to the public which for $10 provides meal and an alcaholic or nonalcaholic drink, free wifi, lounge chairs. Had Drageon sushi roll which was pretty good with coffee and chocolate ice cream. Food Service is very slow. Recommend that you have at least an hour if you want to take advantage of meal. Several ATMís at airport, but no bank.
Rooms: Only 8 rooms. All built over the water. Best rooms are close to dining room on 2nd floor.
Positives: Every room has comfortable queen bed plus twin with one small night stand and screened in deck overlooking water.Very clean. Nice long bench for suitcases, and lots of shelf space to hold other items. Bathrooms large with double sinks, shower, well lit, newish fixtures. Plenty of hot water and good water pressure. Lots of U.S. style 3 prong electrical outlets. Good strong hi speed wifi in most rooms. Avoid room H and F which have poor wifi signal and are set too far back to have vie ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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