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First time Roatan/Turquoise Bay Resort

Discussion in 'Bay Islands' started by Jayfarmlaw, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    Which resort? TB has no house reef, we did our dial-in on the way down on the 1st dive of the trip.
     
  2. Saltyhawg

    Saltyhawg Nassau Grouper

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    Yep, no shore diving at TB. The reef is way too far from shore there to dive without a boat. Most of the dive sites are short boat rides. Our package included 3 boat dives per day and we added a couple of night dives as well as the shark dive.
     
  3. Greg #504

    Greg #504 Angel Fish

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    Yeah, at TB. I kind of figured that from what I could see of the pictures on their website. Thought it odd they would advertise "unlimited shore diving" there with no HR. Maybe it is just deep enough to do some buoyancy checks and submerge instead of snorkeling? I'm certainly not opposed to this as we'll have a few that this will be their first dive trip. Work out some nerves when we arrive before we head out on the boats the next day.
     
  4. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    Uhm... this is what I see on Dive Packages | Turquoise Bay Resort:

    I certainly didn't see "shore diving" mentioned anywhere when we booked our TB package.
     
  5. Greg #504

    Greg #504 Angel Fish

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  6. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    We stayed at TBR in 2015. Everything was lovely, except for the sand flies, of course. There is no shore diving there; moreover, snorkeling is not very exciting, unless you swim far out to the barrier reef. Note that TBR organizes dives in the south also, like Mary's place etc.
     
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  7. Greg #504

    Greg #504 Angel Fish

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    Thanks, tarponchik. I stayed at FI in French Harbor this past February and the diving was great on that side. House reef between FI and CCV with a ship wreck and airplane to boot.
     
  8. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    Looks like someone at ScubaNashville made a typo/braino. They do have kayaks at TBR, though, diving the reef in front of it off a kayak is probably feasible -- it's about a 3-minute boat ride, as @tarponchik said a bit too far to swim.
     
  9. ScubaNashville

    ScubaNashville Angel Fish

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    We took our group there in October. We were told there was unlimited shore diving. They failed to mention no reef just sand. After we returned we went over their emails and they did mention that shore diving is available but the reef is too far to reach from shore.
    No worries. Some of the group did a quick weight check and refresher anyway.
     
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  10. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    Is FI in diving business again? We stayed there back in 2007, but when we were at TBR in April-May/2015, FI only hosted local events, like weddings, etc.
     

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