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Dive Review of CoCo View Resort in

November, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by April Anderson, CA, US
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Thailand, Lembeh/Bunaken, Philippines, Central America, Carribean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Hour dive times, but we frequently pushed those.  All divers surfaced with
plenty of air, so it wasn't an issue.    
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Shore Facilities  
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Boats had generous set up for camera rinse tanks, as well as at the gear
storage area for shore divers.  The boa ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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2 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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We chose this resort because their website showed a good set up for shore
diving.  With two boat dives a day, we wanted to maximize our number of
dives & have the freedom to do our own diving.  Well much to our
surprise and delight CoCoView does what they call "drop offs" in
the morning & in the afternoon.  As they near the resort, the drop you
off on one of the two walls (Newman's Wall in the morning & CoCo View
Wall in the afternoon).  Since we were staying for more than a week, &
in order to not see the same section of the wall every day, we chose to
start deep & then each day start 10 feet shallower.  By the end of the
trip, our last dive was near the top of the wall at about 20 feet.  Both
walls are fabulous, but Coco View wall is my favorite.  It's more vertical,
feels more lush, with overhangs and lots of nooks & crannies to find
We are not Saturday to Saturday kind of vacationers, we like to do 10 days
or so arriving mid-week and leaving the following Friday or Saturday.  CoCo
View is definitely set up for the Sat. to Sat. folks.  We thought we would
be able to do a shore/check out dive that afternoon, but they require an
orientation dive with a staff member.  At the time I was a bit irritated;
we arrived early afternoon & I wanted to get in the water!  The next
morning we met up with our dive master & did a shore dive in front of
the resort.  Had a great dive & saw an eagle ray four times (same one)
during the course of the dive.  They take you out to the wreck that sits in
the channel in front of the resort & then orient you to both walls. 
Afterwards, I see why they do this, but at the the time I simply thought he
was giving us the lay of the land for shore  ...
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