Bananarama Beach and Dive Resort
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- High-speed internet in room
TripAdvisor Reviews Bananarama Beach and Dive Resort West Bay
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After 3 months of waiting and a disappointing miss last week I was finally blessed with one of my favourite days whilst travelling....Whale shark day !! My prayers were answered and one lazy afternoon turned into a lion fish killing, bottle nose dolphin sighting and 3 serperate swimming with whale shark occasions. Swimming with the beasts was on my bucket list and I even held off coming to Utila so I could arrive ...
The following day I woke up at 4.50am and made my way to Utila Airport to catch my flight to Roatan. The airport had three small Cessnas in it so was more of a airfield rather than a airport. I met my Captain, Justin and then along with two others took a 4-seater to Roatan. The whole journey was about 15 minutes and cost $90 but I had a great time and as the plane took off over the ocean I saw a school of maybe 30 dolphins beneath me. I landed at about 6.15am and took ...
... less sleep on this trip than I do back in London. If we're not up super-early to see the sunrise over a ruin somewhere deep in the jungle then we're up early to catch a shuttle somewhere else, or in this case up at 6am to go diving. Yes it's a tough life, I know! I did two dives that day, both were good, only slightly hampered the number of people on the dive. It seems everyone these days owns a GoPro, so every time there's something worth seeing, everyone clusters around ...
... to navigate a 30m reciprocal head and then a 10m square from a set point. We managed this all ok, except from Ali's square, where the 3rd corner was the same spot as the first... Oops. After doing these exercises we explored the reef for the rest of the dive and saw loads of big fish, a whole school of squid, some tiny baby flounders in the sea bed, and lots of clams on the coral - it was a really good dive!
We all came back to land on a high, showered off and ...
... a trip to Disneyland. Then the swell got a little bigger. As I lift about a foot off the seat I realized it would have been a great idea for the boat builder to bolt the tabletops on. In his defense he did secure them at one end. About 15 minutes in and the alleged skipper mistimed his run and buried the port hull into an oncoming wave, the boat nearly stopped, the passengers got thrown about but worst of all the ominous hammering of the bilge pumps kicked in. I ...