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Dive Review of CoCo View Resort in
Honduras/Roatan

CoCo View Resort, Feb, 2014,

by Karen Card, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7541.

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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 4 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments My third visit here, we brought all our children and their partners to share the experience. Even my infant grandson joined us. We insisted the kids, ages 21 to 33, get certified ahead of time and complete their open water check-out dives at the resort if they wanted to dive. All but four complied and were diving with us after their first day. There were 14 in our group and nine divers. The non divers spent lots of time snorkeling out front and loved it.
This was the perfect place to accommodate us. Jim with Dockside completed the certifications for the kids and we dove with Kirk and David who both took really good care of our first-timers. Sadly the reefs aren't quite what they used to be, but we still had spectacular dives. Kirk is great at spotting micro things like seahorses. We saw plenty of eels, turtles, and a couple of spotted drums along with the regular suspects.
We rented three houses on the beach (they don't allow children below age ten in the resort proper) but ate all our meals at the resort and took advantage of the pool table and ping pong for tourneys etc.
For me this was the trip of a lifetime, to share the diving experience with our family, play silly word games at night, and laugh and share our dive sightings.
The new management is really spiffing up the place and did a great job. Three in our group arrived late due to travel delays etc. (one had to renew her passport!) and the resort accommodated them with extensions to their trips at no cost which was very kind.
We rented a van for an afternoon day trip to the West End and had a blast shopping, bar hopping and swimming. A few of the youngsters swam out to a boat moored in the harbor with a dive platform, and performed diving feats for us.
Yes, we tipped a LOT at the end of the week but all in all well worth it. We all were provided with our boarding passes before we left the resort, which makes it easier at the airport. Wish I were still there!
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Grand Turk, Cabo Pulmo, Laguna Beach, Channel Islands, Catalina, Roatan
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 79-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 4
Water Visibility 25-100 Ft/ 8-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions As we were diving with beginners we followed the divemaster but you could dive your own profile if you wish
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments my first time with a gopro which doesn't take great underwater photos but was still a lot of fun.
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