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Dive Review of Dockside Dive Center/CoCoView in

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Sandy Oliver, Ma, USA
Report Number 2959
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Aruba, Bonaire, Cayman Brac, Cayman Island, Little CAyman, BVI's, Cancun,
Cozumel,Dominica, Bermuda, Bahamas, Jamaica, MA., RI., Ct., Pa., NJ., Fl.,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 ft/1hr max  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 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  
Took a photo course which was excellent.  Large dry table for cameras and
dunking tanks both on the boats and off. Max help from crew to handle
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
The visibility was good for divers but down for snorkelers.  The deeper you
got the visibility improved and would differ from early am to pm. Went on
the shark feed dive with WAIHUKA dive center arranged by Cocoview which was
the best day of the trip. Actually very safe and relaxing after the initial
shock of all the reef sharks in one area.  After 22 I shopped counting.
Large grouper and a curious green moray swam in and out of our legs as the
sharks were only an arm length away.  Well worth the money.  

No big fish but abundance of tropicals that were fairly large.  Abundance
of schooling fish, healthy barracuda and morays, parrot fish, drums,
soldiers, eagle rays, all of which seemed well fed for their size. A whale
shark was spotted from one of the dive boats.  Four dive boats, well
maintained, leave from the dock at 8:30am and 2pm to different sites and
then do drop off dives on return. Cocoview wall and Newman's wall and the
Prince Albert wreck are right off the resort to dive anytime day or night. 
The coral and sponges were brilliant with all differing colors which made
photography picture perfect.

Staff were great both at CocoView and Dockside.  Food remained awesome the
whole week. We had a Bungalow over the water which was great until we lost
power and electricity several times over the week. We also lost water to
the rooms several times during the week but recovered quickly.  No phones,
No TV and NO Bosses was great,  if you are into that type of trip. I am.  

Used 80 cu. ft steel tanks, (Nitrox available) but lack of 63 tanks for
some of us needs to be considered. If you did not have a dive partner you
tagged along with the group.  The boats were not crowded and easy off and
on with little effort.  Overall, a well run operation.
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