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Dive Review of Coco View in
Honduras/Roatan

Coco View, Mar, 2007,

by Michael P. Risolo, N.Y., USA . Report 3431.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Long Island New York, Florida, Curacao, Bonaire, Cozumel, Aruba, Grand Caman, St. Thomas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 77 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 Hour dive time.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 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 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The dive crew, Marco, divemaster and Gringo, boat captain were outstanding. I quickly learned to stay close to Marco because when he set out to find something specific, he did so doggedly and usually produce results. He promised to show us a pair of white sea horses, something I hadn't seen before. I have the photos.

Visibility was generally in the 60'-100' range. Roatan abounds with small fish and critters. Banded coral shrimp abounded in the barrel and tube sponges. Green morays and lobster were plentiful.

Coco View wall with a proliferation of various colorful corals and the wreck of the Prince Albert are great beach dives only a short swim from the resort. When returning from a boat dive there is often the option of being dropped off at the Coco View or Newman's wall to a do a third dive to what would have been a two tank boat dive.

The resort is a typical dedicated dive operation. The accommodations are not posh but they are comfortable. The rooms are air conditioned. However, we found that keeping the doors and windows open gave us enough of a breeze so that the air conditioner wasn't needed. The room had two comfortable double beds. there was a porch outside overlooking the ocean and when not diving we found it pleasant to sit there and watch the Caribbean.

Food is not gourmet, but is is good and there was always plenty of it. Staff was a bit slow at times but always friendly and eager to please.

I was very impressed at staff response to my particular emergency. Upon departure, when I arrived at the airport, I discovered that one of my bags was not with the others. I was particularly upset because the bag in question contained all of my dive lights. When all of the bags were claimed by owners, one remained which was vaguely similar to mine. The ladies from Coco View who were coordinating the departure looked all over the terminal for my bag and when unsuccessful took identity from the bag remaining and queried all the airlines to see if that person had checked luggage. Sure enough, they discovered bags checked in the name of that person. That person was located and she was able to verify that the remaining bag was hers and that she must have checked someone else's bag. The Coco View ladies went over to the specific airline counter and did not budge from the counter (about one hour) until my bag was retrieved.

Without their assistance, I would have returned home minus dive lights and various other items of equipment. Needless to say, Their patience, dedication and persistence was exemplary.





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