Remember those long adventure filled weeks spent at summer camp as a kid? Spending a week at Deep Blue Resort in Utila hearkened me back to those fun times! Long sunny days miles from any civilization filled with adventurous outdoor activities (in this case diving). Letters home written on our iPads, all meals served in the same mess hall, sleeping in wooden cabins with few amenities, fighting the hearty bugs at every turn. So bloodthirsty were the deer flies and no see ums that bug spray was as much of a necessity as the strongest sunscreen, a needed defense against the relentless equatorial tropical sun. Days consisted of diving and little else which is fine with me. That and watching the iguanas sun, the crabs scurry along the sand and the hummingbirds constantly feed while being lulled into blissful oblivion by the oceanfront view from our private hammock. This place is beautiful, tranquil and peaceful. The staff is hospitable and the dive crew nothing short of amazing. They change over our tanks, rinse our gear, lead every dive, show us the best dive sites. The wall diving is spectacular and we happily fell into bed exhausted at 9pm every night fully enjoying 8-9 hours of sleep at night, a luxury we can ill afford in our uber-busy lives at home. All in all it was a wonderful experience. The only thing missing at this Dive Camp was canteen, for there were no between-meal snacks to speak of, but Steve the dive master was happy to fetch us some nuts in town and bring them back. After a fun filled week, I'm bruised, sore and bug bitten but happy and grateful for the experience. I have 18 more dives added to my logbook and Ill go back home better for the experience!
- 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