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Dive Review of Coral View Dive Center/Coral View Beach Resort in
Caribbean (General)

Coral View Dive Center/Coral View Beach Resort: "Utila - the itch has been scratched", Apr, 2016,

by Clint Capshaw, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9103.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel many times, Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Roatan, Florida Keys, Belize, Flower Gardens, Hawaii (4 islands)
Closest Airport Utila Airport (local flights only) Getting There From Mainland Honduras take a ferry or local unscheduled flights (twin engine or single engine). Same from Roatan. Check on ferries as they seem to come and go. We flew with Island Air, a twin engine older plane run by Captain Angelo.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We had a boat to ourselves and once DM established we were experienced and competent divers, and diving Nitrox, our profiles were pretty much unlimited.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments We were a group of 6 adult male divers on our regular spring strip. We look for good diving and not fancy digs.

About Utila: We knew Utila was a destination for young people interested in getting various levels of certification to join the dive industry. The island is full of bare bones operators that focus on training at the lowest cost for these customers. There are quite a few restaurants and even more bars on this very small island. There is a party atmosphere most evenings because of the young people. The island is not really designed for traditional Caribbean visitors..it is down to earth and a bit rough, but we like this kind of place.

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