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Dive Review of CoCo View Resort in

November, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Walt & Angie Redmond, TX, USA
Report Number 572
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, Grand Turk, Bahamas, Curacao, South Caicos, Guanaja, Glover's
Reef, Turneffe Atoll, Cancun, Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, Hawaii, Fiji,
Yap, Palau
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
Water Temp
76   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minutes length, 120' depth. Shore diving available 24 hours.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Excellent camera facitilies on boat - too bad some divers treated the
camera area as space for weight belts, etc.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Diving was good although Roatan is overfished.  We saw two barracuda the
entire week and the only turtles and tarpon we saw were during our island
tour - they were in captivity for the cruise passengers to view. 
Visibility was reduced considerably due to torrential rainstorms the week
before, particulary noticeable on shore dives.  
Boat dives in a.m. and p.m. also dropped off for diving at Newman's Wall or
the Prince Albert wreck with short swim back to resort. Mary's Place had
reopened but we thought Calvin's Crack was a better dive.  Osman was a
great divemaster - found seahorses on almost every dive.  Not many large
fish but plenty of moray eels, octopus, scorpionfish, groupers, and even
some juvenile trunkfish, juvenile eel, juvenile spotted drum. Boat dive
sites rarely repeated. Dive boats were excellent:  15+ divers on board and
not crowded; also covered so no baking in the sun. 
Storage facilities were also excellent - each diver has locker at dockside
so no toting of gear!  However, beware the sand fleas. Deep Woods Off was
more effective than Cactus Juice but reapplication essential, especially at
dockside. Dive shop at dockside was well-equipped and helpful in making
some minor repairs  
Accomodations were average.  Request an air conditioned room [helps prevent
sand flea bites and beats the humidity].  Meals were average, served buffet
style with plenty for everyone.  However, everyone in our group had a touch
of "tourista" which the staff claimed was being spread by cruise
ship passengers.  Take OTC remedies, drink only bottled water and avoid the
salad bar and any fruit you don't peel yourself. The staff assured us
everything at the resort was OK to eat or drink.  
As the resort is located on an island off an island, the only way to
explore Roatan is to either take a cabride, rent a car or take a tour.  We
ate at restaurant in town one night which was a welcome break from the
resort food.  Also, took the island tour on the last afternoon to get a
better idea of Roatan. 
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