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Dive Review of CoCo View Resort in
Honduras/Bay Islands

CoCo View Resort: "Diverse Underwater Life in Honduras", Aug, 2021,

by Lynette Jennifer Green, AZ, US ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 11570 has 2 Helpful votes.

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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 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My husband and I just returned from a 7-day trip of diving, eating, sleeping and repeating. Overall, I recommend CocoView Resort. I gave it 4 stars for moneyís worth because the accommodations could use some updating/fresh paint and the food was only mediocre however considering itís all the diving you want to do, literally unlimited and all inclusive, I am not going to complain about the peeling paint and constantly overcooked meats. The other aspect that makes me question the overall value is their tipping suggestions. They split the tips between the entire property staff and recommend 10-15% tip of the overall cost of the trip per person. This seems a bit excessive to me and honestly, we didnít bring that much cash with us. It would have equated to approximately $200+ each and that does NOT include the dive boat/dive ma ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites CoCo View Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Mexico, Bonaire, Belize
Closest Airport Roatan Getting There Phoenix to Miami; Miami to Roatan. Return trip was through Dallas - where we encountered flight cancellations. Got home 24 hours after originally scheduled time.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 83-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20-50 Ft/ 6-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The resort conducts a "check out dive" on arrival to evaluate skills and familiarize everyone with the house reefs and wreck. Also for drop-off dives and night diving there is a procedure to follow that ensures everyone is accounted for and returns.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments This resort specializes in underwater photography accommodations. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Ryan Black in MI, US at Aug 18, 2021 18:47 EST  
A quite thorough review. I don't think you're entirely correct about tipping, however. The advice provided on the FAQ on CoCo View's website suggests that the *total* amount one tips be in the range of 10-15% of the resort package price (i.e., airfare not included). My read of that -- and how I've behaved in the 3 times I went -- is to draw the tips for boat captain/dive master(s) from the overall sum.
By report author: Lynette Jennifer Green in AZ, US at Aug 18, 2021 19:00 EST  
@blac0205 Thanks for your comment. In regards to the tipping, this information was provided to us via a handout they left in our room as well as the first day orientation. They specifically stated that because we spend so much time on the boat we are to tip the boat and dive master separately and personally with an envelope. Not sure when you were there last but I just returned a few days ago.
By report author: Lynette Jennifer Green in AZ, US at Aug 18, 2021 19:05 EST  
@blac0205 Thanks for your comment. In regards to the tipping, this information was provided to us via a handout they left in our room as well as the first day orientation. They specifically stated that because we spend so much time on the boat we are to tip the boat and dive master separately and personally with an envelope. Not sure when you were there last but I just returned a few days ago.
By Ryan Black in MI, US at Aug 18, 2021 19:25 EST  
We were just there last month. We gave the tips out separately/personally to the boat captain/dive master(s), too. My point of disagreement was that in terms of figuring out how much to spend on tips overall that you should start with the 10-15% and distribute that amount for both the general staff pool as well as the boat people. So the ≈ $400+ you mentioned would cover both the general pool and the boat people; you would divvy it up as you saw fit. So it's $400 total, not $400 to staff pool and then more money to dive staff.
By report author: Lynette Jennifer Green in AZ, US at Aug 18, 2021 19:49 EST  
Thanks so much for that explanation!! It definitely helps because most people on our boat were still tipping the usual $5-$10/tank/day + captain and crew so needless to say that became A LOT of $$$ and like I said in the review we didn't bring enough cash for all of that so we had to just divvy it up as we could. But good to know for next time!! :-)
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