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Dive Review of CoCo View Resort in
Honduras/Roatan

CoCo View Resort, Mar, 2013,

by Christopher Watt, MA, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 6932.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My daughter (16 years old) and I spent March 9-16, 2013 at Coco View – our second trip in as many years. Great week. Some of our key highlights/observations:

- Water temps 79-81F during the week.
- Weather above the water was mainly sunny with daily air temps in the mid-80s F Saturday through Wednesday. We did have rain on a few nights and all day on Thursday. Friday was cloudy and cool, but dry.
- We dove our 5mm full suits all week – comfortable, particularly on the colder days on Thursday-Friday (not sure of the air temps, but they served hot chocolate on the boats). There were folks on our boat wearing rashguards/shorts…these guys were more than a little cold during the SITs on the hot chocolate days.
- We brought raincoats….which was really helpful on the rainy day/nights since the rain was pretty heavy
- Night diving was cancelled Monday night due to stormy/wavy conditions
- Despite the wind and rain during parts of the week, daytime sea conditions were VERY calm, since on several days, winds appeared to be coming out of the north (CCV is on the south side of Roatan). Very different from what we saw in March 2012 (minimum 2-3 footers every day).
- Took my daughter on her first night dive = she loved it! We didn’t do more due to rainy/stormy conditions on a few nights. CCV is the absolute best place for younger/newer divers to try night dives. You can do a night dive there in 3 feet or 100 feet of water...very easy navigation
- There were a large number of CCV newbies there last week = I think they had more than 40 people on the front yard check-out dive Sunday morning. I think it was all handled with the usual CCV efficiency (as recent repeat guests we went straight to boat diving on Sunday morning), but this might be a situation where paying for a Sat. check-out dive would have been a good idea.
- Diving with a newbie diver takes more attention and certainly reduced my photo volume. My daughter had 12 dives prior to this trip...she completed 18 more during this week. It was fun to see her confidence build throughout the week.
- CCV seems to have replaced the fire dancers they used to have on Friday night with a local rock band led by a guitarist of some renown, Brian James. Great show with great music (60s to present day) and lots of dancing by all age groups
- Honduras does not observe daylight savings time, so time time difference vs. US east coast time went from -1 to -2 hours on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
- We stayed in one of the over-water Cabanas this time vs. 2nd floor ocean front room in 2012. Both very nice. I would be happy with either on the next trip. My daughter's favorite feature of our room both year was the hammock on the deck (provided in every room at CCV, I believe)
- CCV dive operations, dive shop, dive storage area, rinse tanks/showers/gear hanging area, fantastic DMs and fun/very competent boat captains add up to simply the best dive experience I've had anywhere.

Another great trip to Roatan and CCV = hope to get back there soon!
Websites CoCo View Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Bermuda, St. Vincent, Florida Keys, Turks & Caicos, Italy, UK, Northeastern US, St. Lawrence River
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas no currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions General courtesy of keeping dives to approximately 60 minutes. Depth < 130ft
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Large, separate camera rinse tanks on every boat. DMs very careful and always ready to hand down/pick-up cameras. In house photo expert available for camera rental, instruction or to provide UW photo/video services. Separate, well-marked camera-only rinse tanks at the boat dock
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