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Dive Review of Coco Island Resort in

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Robert Estep, VA, United States
Report Number 2008
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Australia, PNG, Costa Rica, Socorro Islands MX, Bali, Floria,
North Carolina, Cyprus, Coco's Island.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 40    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Good place for shutter bugs.  All five boats were nicely set up with water
for gear separate from camera equipment.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
2 stars    
The operation is well established and a great place for new divers and
those looking for basic dives with moderate expectations.  The dive resort
area is heavily used and it shows on the reef wall.  The wall is much like
Belize in that it has a full compliment of tropical fish, corals and
sponges.  Unlike Belize (Ambergris Caye)the small area used for our dives
(Friday through Monday) was only about 900 meters.  As a result fresh reef
growth was in high demand.  The staff was excellent and determined to take
care of the guest.  When planning to visit be sure to schedule yourself
from Saturday through Saturday as the operation's are routine and you'll
miss briefings and key information if you arrive mid-week.  Excellent
Nitrox operation.  You are supposed to leave your C-card as as a check for
your weights.  When we left mid week there was no one in the Weight room so
we dropped off our weights and had to email the resort for our C-Card.  The
resort then could not find my card but readily agreed to contact the issuer
of the C-Card, paid the replacement fee and had it mailed directly to me. 
For all the little things that fell through the cracks their customer
service attitude (Billy: GM)made me feel like they should get 9+ in a(1-10
good) rateing scale when it comes to top level certification.
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