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Dive Review of CoCo View Resort in
Honduras

CoCo View Resort, Jun, 2010,

by Paul E Vitkus, NV, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 5821.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving British Columbia, Florida Keys, California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [First boat dive one hour limit and drop-off dives and shore dives no limit]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [Boat captains and divemasters very responsive to photographers. All boats have camera rinse tanks and space for cameras. If you are on a boat with a lot of photographers, you may need to ask for an extra rinse tank to be brought on board, our requests have always been honored]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments [This is my eighth annual visit, which qualifies me as a "coconut", you qualify after 5 visits. The accomodations, while not luxurious, are quite comfortable and clean. Food is generous and served buffet style. Not gourmet, but prepared well, with a couple of options for lunch and dinner...you won't go away hungry. Adjacent to the dining area is the bar, with friendly service and reasonable prices. You run a tab on the honor system and then settle your account at the end of your stay. Dive operations are very well set up, with plenty of bottles, whether air or Nitrox, and good solid 3000 psi fills. Boat operations are run very well, good divemasters and captains, comfortable and easy on and off. Responsive to photographers needs and know how to handle camera rigs. The diving itself is decent, great if you are a macro critter photographer, but so so for larger creatures. If you are looking for pelagics or big fish, the diving here will disappoint. Damage from last year's earthquake still very evident underwater both on the walls/corals and the "house wreck", the Prince Albert. Why do divers come here year after year? Very comfortable boat, drop-off and shore diving along with a dive resort that treats divers well. Many "coconuts" come for repeat visits as part of large groups/dive clubs, like my group...so individual divers need to make an effort to engage. Don't forget your bug repellant...good idea to spray often, particularly after removing your wetsuit at the dive lockers. Am I coming back? Already have a trip booked for next year!]
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