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Dive Review of CoCoView in
Honduras

CoCoView, May, 2008,

by Darren Dawson, sc, USA ( 2 reports). Report 4100.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving all over the Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour bottom time on boat dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We spent the week of May 17-24, 2008 at CocoView Resort in Roatan. This trip was essentially a repeat of our 2005 trip except that we had a direct flight from Atlanta to Roatan on Delta which went without a hitch both ways. We also stayed in a bungalow instead of a cabana this time the breeze was much stronger at the bungalow, which was nice, but the interior seemed more in need of updating the bungalows are showing their age. Check out our 2005 trip report for more details on the resort, dive op, etc. at darrendawsonfamily.com/scubareports.htm (no www in front)

We enjoyed the company of a great group of divers during this trip mostly people in their 40s to 60s with laid back attitudes, so it was very relaxing and enjoyable on the dive boats and in the dining area. If anyone who was there that week is reading this hello to Leo, Mike, Charlie & Kelly, Dustin & Nancy, Russ & Robin we really enjoyed getting to know you!

We dove on the blue boat with Jesse and Rueben and they were both great they took good care of us all week. We did morning and afternoon boat dives and the morning drop-off dives, and we did 4 night dives from shore. Some of our favorite sites of the week were: Valley of the Kings, Menagerie, Marys Place, Johns Spot, 40 Foot Point, and Carib Point.

For photography, I took my DSLR camera underwater for the first time. I used my Canon D40 in an Ikelite housing with dual Inon Z240 strobes. I used 2 lenses: Canon EF-S 60mm macro and Canon EF-S 10-22mm. I was extremely pleased with the results. You can download the slideshow (long and large about 12 minutes and 65MB in size) from the scuba shows page on our website darrendawsonfamily.com/newscubashows.htm (no www in front)
or view photos at www.pbase.com/kimdawson/roatan_2008. I ordered all my UW camera gear from Backscatter and they were great with making recommendations and then walking me through questions I had regarding the set-up I highly recommend them.

We will return to CocoView again in the next few years. The diving is exceptional and among our favorite places in the Caribbean. The only real negative is the size of the resort not a problem this time, but you can find yourself there with 65-70 divers that youre not crazy about (like we experienced in 2005).
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