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Dive Review of Native Sons in
Honduras/Roatan

Native Sons: "Native Sons Divers and Mariposa Lodge", Sep, 2017,

by Robert L Short, CO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 9862.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Utah, California, Akumal Mexico, Cozumel, Philippines, Roatan
Closest Airport Roatan Getting There Denver to Houston then to Roatan.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 85 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive master gave the briefing on what to expect, depth, layout of reef or wall. Approx. how long the dive would be--stay with DM. All dives were at least 60 minutes but came up with more than 1000 psi on more than a few dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Large boat with lots of shade--no table for cameras. A small container with water for rinsing which was only changed once dur ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Chose Native Sons divers mainly because of their large boat and ability to do giant stride entries. Prices in West End for dives are all pretty much the same--10 dive package $300. They are a locally owned dive shop and the owner was with us on the boat on every dive though he didn't dive--one of his sons was the boat captain and the other son the deck hand. The boat is moored right off shore with no dock so you needed to wade out to climb onto the boat--no biggie. All my gear was taken to the boat and back to the shop each day by the crew and rinsed and set up on the boat the next day. I used Nitrox 32 for all my second dives at $10 per tank extra. They had a analizer there for me to check Nitrox tanks before eac ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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