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Dive Review of Utopia Village in
Honduras/Utopia Village, Utila

Utopia Village: "Great resort and great diving", Sep, 2015,

by Greg Fay, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 8353 has 3 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 Paul and Crisna bought this resort in May 2014. If you read reviews from before then, disregard them. The resort was completely renovated in Sept. to December 2014 and then reopened. Paul and Crisna are doing everything right here. They stay on property and interact with the guests and staff on a constant basis. They care about the staff and give them opportunities to display their unique talents.

I went there with a group of 10 from Dallas and Austin. We were greeted at the airport by Paul and he escorted us to the resort. All of our baggage was handled by the staff and magically arrived in our room a bit later. We stayed in a bungalow which has a separate living area and bedroom. A very spacious room with a couch, table for working (if you choose to) and very comfortable chair.

Dining was done in a central dining room which is not air conditioned. At breakfast they take your order for lunch and at lunch they take your order for dinner. They have two offerings for each meal (generally a meat and fish), but you can really request whatever you want (as several of our group did). You certainly will not go hungry here.

Diving is done from the "Miss U." It leaves from two different docks depending on the water conditions. If the water is calm, the dock is a short walk from the village. If not (as it was on most of our dives), you leave from a dock that is a short "jungle bus" ride from the village. The diving is very easy as there are little currents here. One of our divers was newly certified and had no problems with the diving.

We did have a fantastic whale shark encounter which you can see on their facebook posts.
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If you have not tried this resort and like a secluded place where you can relax and dive, then give this place a shot.
Websites Utopia Village   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Raja Ampat, Wakatobi, Palau, Yap, Bahamas, Belize, South-east Florida
Closest Airport Roatan Getting There Fly to Roatan and then a puddle jumper to Utila and a boat ride to the resort

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 84-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Generally, diving restrictions were enforced, but they are not burdensome.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments UWP are not the primary focus here, but the staff was very careful with all equipment.
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