I first came down to Deep Blue Resort in April of 2006 with a large group of people from (--), I was lucky enough to stay for 2 weeks and as a very new diver loved it!
Having just been certified 3 weeks prior, and never diving in the ocean before, I literally had my hand held, I was very much looked after on the boat and through out the dives, had my own personal dive escort , got to see some of the most amazing creatures and undersea life.
On top of this, a great staff, anything you need is taken care of for you on the boat or at the resort, with a smile, the grounds are clean, beautifully maintained, the rooms spacious, clean, each with it's own private bath and deck overlooking the ocean.
I was so impressed that I came back again in October of 2006 to do my advanced course and stayed 3 weeks this time, enjoying all the diving. Getting the opportunity to learn a great deal as the Reef Society was at the resort doing Reef fish id'ing and enjoyed being a part of that as well as the presentations and talks in the evenings which were very e ducational, fun and interesting. Icing on the cake were the 3 shark encounters and the opportunity of seeing these beautiful creatures up close.
I've returned yet again in December of 2006, ringing in the New Year and enjoying some quiet and peace, weather has been very good, and as always I'm made to feel rather spoiled.
Since I need to work while traveling the new sattelite internet system Steve has had installed works great, never a problem setting myself up a little desk in a corner to work from and the bottomless coffee pot!
Steve's Culinary abilities are fantastic to say the least and every dinner has been delicious, interesting, different and highly enjoyable. (This is one of the few places that will go out of their way to accomadate anyone with special dietary needs as well)
After having been involved with running a dive related web discussion board, having experience with a YMCA instructor as well as a Naui instructor, I will do all of my continueing dive education at Deep Blue Resort with Matt and Steve and no where else.
Their level of expertise and the dedication and passion that they have far exceeds that of anyone else I've met in the dive industry.
Matt and Captain Swin have made sure that I've been to different dive sites on each of my trips, along with different types of dives making each and every one of them fun, interesting and educational.
Steve has had some wonderful people in for presentations and talks on shark conservation (somthing he's very involved in and well known for) such as Alexandra Cousteau who I had the opportunity to meet and enjoy a wonderful dinner with this past week at Deep Blue
I do not know of any other place that wil give their customers such personalized service, (I may ask for an annual rate for my room!) It is without a doubt my favorite dive destination for the diving and variety of corals and sea life as well as for the atmosphere and wonderful people!
- 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