This little gem was such a nice place to spend a diving holiday. The staff were extremely hospitable and there were fresh meals prepared daily. You had your choice between fish, vegetarian, and typically another meat. The non alcoholic drinks are in a fridge in the dining area and are purchased on the 'honor system.' You put a tally mark down every time you get a coke.
It's a very interesting crowd too -- you can meet divers from all over. There were a few Australians while we were there. They joined us on many of our dives too.
The dive instructors were also great. They were always there to lend me a hand when needed. I remember once my boyfriend was having trouble equalizing and by the time we reached a good depth, we couldn't see the group. Ended up, of course, getting caught in a bit of a drift which took us further away from the boat than we would have liked. When we emerged, we saw how far away we were (probably a good quarter mile) and started swimming toward the boat. The boat captain spotted us and drove over to pick us up. He even threw out a life preserver because he could see that I was tired from swimming through all of the choppy waves.
In all, a great stay. Did I mention that our Instructor took us on an extra trip to find a whale shark? He patiently tracked it with all of us for at least 45 minutes. This was "extra" dive time at no charge.
We saw the whale shark finally and her baby. GREAT trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- PADI Resort and an all inclusive scuba diving vacation venue. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Deep Blue Resort Utila Hotel Utila
- Deep Blue Hotel Utila
- Deep Blue Utila