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Dive Review of World of Watersports/Coco Reef Resort in
Trinidad and Tobago/Crown Point

October, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by S. Titus, VA, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports)
Report Number 1419
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caymans, Dominica, Bonaire, Saba, Puerto Rico, Belize, Roatan, Cozumel,
Bequia, BVI
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge  
Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Time and depth, entry and exit  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
Diving at the southern Crown Point end of the island is not as dramatic as
the sites at Speyside; but the currents aren't as strong.  Better for
novice divers.  The corals are plentiful, lots of small to medium
tropicals, and lots of critters.  The deep wreck, the Maverick, has a lot
of critters and a few sharks and larger ocean fish passed us by.

We chose to dive with World of Watersports from a personal friend's
recommendation; they are not the on-site operation at Coco Reef. WoW picks
you up at your hotel, and drives you to whatever beach location is near the
morning's dive site.  You wade to the boat, climb on and head out for a
short ride.  Comfortable boat; not too crowded.  Our dive guide, Marvin,
was very friendly, knowledgable and helpful (we think the shop should
upgrade his gear for him, however.  Two dives are done, with a surface
interval on the boat. Gear is managed by the dive staff; they take it off
the boat, rinse it at the shop, and have it setup on board the next day.
Great service from Marvin. Due to currents, everyone enters and exits at
the same time.  No drift line is on the boat, so you will be collected if
you float away from the group.

Coco Reef Resort is a true resort - a popular current film star was staying
there as well - so "damp dive casual" dress won't work! There is
a strict dress code for the hotel restaurant, most clients were in classy
casual in general. The grounds are gated with controlled entry; the
swimming beach is protected by a rock jetty; and lush tropical plants are
everywhere.  Although the appearance is very classy, underneath the veneer
it is typical Caribbean.  We had very little water pressure in our room;
from about 5PM - 6:30PM when everyone was coming off the beach before
dinner there was no hot water, either.  The AC unit in our room vibrated
like a DC-9 on take-off; although it was worked on twice it never was
acceptably quiet. I had scheduled a massage; it was not until I was
standing at the desk at the appointed 3PM time that I was told the masseur
had called in sick - so an afternoon was shot from that. I rescheduled for
the next day, and discovered on arrival that the A/C was not working in the
spa.  The room was about 98 degrees with no windows, and a fan. Was
surprised that the resort did not provide an alternate room; felt worse for
the masseur.  The food for breakfast and lunch was good but not
outstanding. On the upside - messages were delivered with great speed,
housekeeping was outstanding (fresh towels twice a day) and the staff were
very friendly.

We ate at local restaurants - Coco's, Dillon's, Ru-B-Lou's and the Pelican.
 All were very good and well priced. 

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