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Utila

Laguna Beach Resort in Utila

August 9th to the 16th, 2015 (Two rooms left!)

Caribbean Pearl II: KSC Leadership week with Woody Tinsley;

August 15th to the 22nd.

This is a fantastic family vacation! Divers enjoy wild dolphins encounters almost daily in Utila. We enjoy wrecks reefs, rays and whale sharks, big boils of tuna and over 130 different species of fish just of the house reef, a true multigenerational family dive vacation.

Getting there:  You can book your flight into SAP(SanPedro)  and we will book the private charter over to Utila for you at a cost of $240 pp which will be paid on island at the end of your week.  You can arrive into RTB(Roatan) and we will book the private charter over to Utila $200pp, or you can book regular scheduled air on one of the local carriers, such as Island air or Taca.  There is a ferry service, but we don’t recommend it as the crossing can be quite rough. Give Margo a call and she will be very happy to assist you.
Diving: What an incredibly friendly staff, Trevor and Troy Jr, Captain, Waggy and Josh and Devon as well as Edith will treat you like family.  Captain Kerri will take you to his mom’s house on the key each day for homemade snacks between dives and find dolphins for you to jump in and swim with along the way. The kids enjoy daily horseback riding on the beach and diving with new found friends each morning. The favorite is diving as a family every afternoon.
Adults and kids alike enjoyed photographing the seahorses just off the dock and volleyball on a beautiful white sand beach outside of your room. There is something for everyone as non divers and divers enjoyed Yoga classes on Tues and Thurs afternoons.
Lucy from the Utila Whale shark foundation gives a fantastic whale shark presentation and Margo Peyton fills the week with photos and video for all with the families. Don’t miss out on this exclusive little hidden jewel of an island. Tucked away and unassuming its truly perfect for families.
Welcome to Laguna Beach on the island of Utila.

Utila, located in the Bay Islands of Honduras, I have been diving here since 1997.  Laguna Beach  is owned and operated by Troy Bodden & family.

Troy is my friend, a great dad,diver  and an amazing visionary who is environmentally concerned and focused. He has worked hard to make Laguna Beach a divers paradise, This resort maintains  a high quality of service with a strong focus on safety and education.  He is environmentally conscious efforts and  influence show through not only with his resort, but throughout the local community of Utila.
Troy’s love of the Ocean, love for animals and desire to work with kids combined with his global thinking and local action have made Laguna Beach a great location for your families to dive not only this summer but anytime.”

Margo Peyton  

The three-mile by seven-mile island of Utila is set between a fringing coral reef and a 2000’ deep continental shelf. Utila sits on top of the second largest fringing coral reef in the world.  The positioning of the island makes it a Mecca for divers. Utila is also famous for its many whale shark encounters which occur throughout the year. Pristine snorkeling, fishing for tarpon and bonefish, horseback ridding are among other offerings

This elegantly designed property is set on a palm fringed peninsula dividing a tranquil mangrove lagoon and the warm Caribbean Sea. This quaint resort provides much privacy with their bungalow style accommodations nestled on the lagoons edge, for a perfect view of Utila’s tropical sunset. The beautiful ocean view restaurant and bar, built from natural woods, continues the resort’s rustic theme that compliments the island ambiance Utila is famous for. The outer banks are home to dolphin and more than the occasional whale shark.

We invite you to explore our tropical paradise . . . where nature abounds.

Adult Package includes: 7 nights 6 days of activities, 7 nights bungalow style cabanas. Adult Divers package includes 6 days of diving and activities, including 6 days of 3 tanks boat diving, 1 night dive, 3 meals & snacks daily. Roundtrip airport transfers from  International Airport.  Week hosted by Margo Peyton and family.  Demo Cameras, Zombie divers, boy scout merit badges, Sasy, Seal Team, Adventure Diver and black light diving with Woody Tinsley.

Courses for Kids: PADI Jr. Open Water Course 9AM – 3PM. This program is for kids that are not currently divers, are 10-14(Open Water for kids or adults age 15+)  before they arrive on Utila and would like to become certified divers:
They will earn their PADI Jr. Open Water Diver certification over 4 days and join their parents for a proud graduation dive on Friday. Kids will be making 4 open water ocean dives. Their certification card is good for a lifetime of diving! Maximum depth of 40 feet for 10 and 11 year olds, 60 ft for 12-14 year olds.  Kids age 15 and up will earn their PADI Open Water Diver rating.  Accommodations with parents is included in their price along with 3 meals daily, and all rental gear for the week, night light for night dive, horseback riding.

Certified diver kids programs: Those kids already certified divers have fun diving together with their friends, family and instructors. Diving this week will include a whale shark presentation, 3 dives per day and a night dive. Kids will work on improving buoyancy skills as well as reviewing safety standards and some fun zombie dives with Woody Tinsley.  Accommodations, all meals, and all rental gear for the week is included along with a T-shirt hats and. Kids can also enjoy an afternoon boat dive, with parents.

SEAL TEAM: Age 8 and up- 9AM – 3PM- This program includes activities for 5 days. The course focuses on PADI Seal Team Aqua Missions 1-5, which are underwater adventures where kids learn the basics of diving- such as buoyancy control, mask clearing, regulator recovery, etc. The second part of the course focuses on salt water fun, with Creature ID specialist, Navigation specialist and so much more! Kids will enjoy the SeaLife mini camera, T-shirts, hats and PADI treasure hunt.  Seal team kids get a night mission as well as a zombie mission with Woody.

SASY Program: KIDS Age 5-7 8am-12noon, daily- Program consists of Kids Sea Camp educational activities for 5 days, snorkeling/SASY everyday, pizza/movie night & accommodations with parents. All the equipment for the week is included. T-shirts, hats and Sport Diver treasure hunt.  Sasy and Seal Team kids will also enjoy Sealife photo fun.

All guests arrive on Sunday. night orientation and dinner. All diving and activities start on Sunday morning at 8am. Parents and kids eat breakfast together and parents go diving, snorkeling and kids begin their programs for the day. Thurs is the last day of classes and we have a big graduation. Friday is family day at where families can all dive together or snorkel etc. Sunday departure day Aug 9-16th

All itineraries and schedules as well as activities and other inclusions are subject to cancellation and change at any time. We create a fun, safe week full of diving and activities for the whole family. Due to any number of reasons some parts of the program may be changed, cancelled or new activities added. Please contact Kids Sea Camp directly for up-to date information.


Family divers handles all your family dive trip travel year round.  We sell Laguna Beach and the Caribbean Pearl all year.

Call us 803-419-2556. Packages booked online are subject to availability.