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Dive Review of West Bay Divers/Seaside Inn in
Honduras/West Bay, Roatan

West Bay Divers/Seaside Inn, May, 2014,

by Jeff Ronner, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 7636.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments West Bay Divers is a well-run and very diver-friendly shop. Any equipment, if needed, is included in the per dive price, so you didn't feel nickle-and-dimed like other operations. If you sign up for a trip, it will take place regardless of the number of divers. On some trips it was just the two of us plus the DM and it felt like we were on a personal tour of the sites. Because the reefs were a short hop from shore, no boat trip took longer than 10 minutes and each was a one tank dive. We visited out of season, so the groups were small, and the crowds sparse. There were at least three boat trips per day; in busy season they go to four. The reef is fairly healthy in this part of Roatan, and although we didn't see any large critters, there were enough coral, turtles, and varieties of fish to keep us busy.
Websites West Bay Divers   Seaside Inn

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving NorCal, Florida, Hawaii, Malaysia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Because this was within the Roatan Marine Park, all dives were boat dives and guided. Depth limits were imposed only by diver certification levels.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments The DMs are very familiar with the various dive sites, so if you're looking for small subjects they will show you where they hang out.
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