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Dive Review of Utopia Village in

Utopia Village: "Utopia Village Dive Resort", Apr, 2017,

by Stephen Dorsky, AL, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9560 has 2 Helpful votes.

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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 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was one of our all time favorite dive trips. It was excellent above and below the water. Paul and Crisna were excellent hosts who constantly strove to make this the best trip for us. Staff was incredible, helpful, and always friendly with a genuine smile. The diving was excellent. Very healthy reef with elkhorn, staghorn, and pillar coral in abundance. Fish life was mostly small but always good to see.
Our major underwater encounters were 4 jumps with whale sharks; saw two sperm whales blowing for a minute ot two and then sounding; a brief but exillarating snorkle with a large pod of dolphins; a 50 minute dive with two spotted eagle rays.
The resort was as excellent as the diving. Our bungalow was clean and comfortable with a great view of the beach and water, and the mainland Honduran mountain range in the distance. Food and service was excellent as was the swimming pool and hot tub.
This was a terrific trip and we cannot wait for out next visit.
Websites Utopia Village   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Grand and Little Cayman; Lighthouse Reef Belize; Turneffe, San Salvadore Island, Bahamas; Florida Keys; Saba and St. Kitts; Roatan, Guanaja, Cayos Cochinos, Bali, Wakatobi, plus
Closest Airport Roatan Getting There We flew Atlanta, Miami, Roatan, Utila all by air. From Utila airport we rode 15 minutes by covered, 4 person go cart to the dock, and a fifteen minute boat ride to the resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None. We never approached 100''. Paul and Chris (our dive master) were primarily concerned for everyone's saftey, finding great sea life to see, and trying to get us to the next big encounter.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]the rinse bucket on the boat was a large cooler. IF I had a nice camera i would not have been pleased, but others with nice rigs did not complain.
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