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Dive Review of Utopia Village in
Honduras/Utila

Utopia Village: "Utopia Village, Utila", Feb, 2015,

by Debi Moir, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8409 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my second trip the area having spent a week at CoCo VIew in 2013. A girlfriend and I started looking around for any deals after DEMA in 2014, and initially made a reservation at another resort in the town. Further research changed our minds and Utopia Village become our destination. We flew into Roatan and had a short wait to pick up others going to the island (all this was arranged by the resort). We were the only customers!
The resort has recently undergone extensive renovations after being purchased by Paul Avenant and his wife (from Australia) Unfortunately they were not in residence at the time. However, the staff could not have been more helpful. Everything but alcohol is included, and we had our choice of menus at breakfast, lunch and dinner. We stuck with local dishes for the most part. Our room faced the water, and was very spacious with two queen sized beds. Fresh water was available outside our door. Dive briefings were at 8 am after a 7 am breakfast and we basically didn't have to touch our gear from the day we unpacked it until it was rinsed and ready to pack at the end of the trip. We both preferred day dives so that is what we did. A picnic on an uninhabited island, a visit to a nearby island and a trip to town completed our trip. The diving was a mixture of small and large creatures, including a snorkel with a family of spinner dolphins and then a family of squid on the last dive. I usually try a variety of different diving around the world, this place is definitely on my repeat list. Only bad thing? Flies. The resort does a great job of trying to keep them to a minimum, just be prepared and take Calidryl.
Websites Utopia Village   [same]

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Florida, (East and West Coast) North Carolina, Hawaii, Mexico (Cozumel, Playa, Cabo San Lucas, Baja) US and British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Caribbean (Aruba to Tobago and in between) Indonesia, Phillipines, Thailand, Palau, Roatan,
Closest Airport Roatan Getting There Fly into Roatan, private plane to the island, taxi and boat to the resort

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We were both experienced divers.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Rinse bucket on boat on request. No real facilities but it never was an issue for me.
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