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Dive Review of CoCo View Resort in

CoCo View Resort: "Healthy reefs", Jun, 2015,

by Marlene Dowell, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8293.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Solomon Islands, Red Sea, Hawaii, North Carolina
Closest Airport Roatan (RTB) Getting There We flew American through DFW. The connection was tight; our flight to DFW was delayed, but the flight to RTB was held for us.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions
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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Separate smallish rinse bucket for cameras on boat. Larger separate tank at dock. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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
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Comments Our almost missed connection in Dallas meant our luggage did not arrive with us. And, American does not fly to Roatan every day. But, they made arrangements via other airlines to get our luggage to us. We arrived Saturday. Two bags came Sunday and the 3rd on Monday. Cocoview was extremely helpful in getting us to town to buy what items we couldn't get at their gift shop (which is pretty well supplied with toiletries and swimsuits). The Dive Shop also provided gear for us to use until ours came in. We were happy to find shorties that fit, as well as BCs, masks, and fins, although there is nothing like your own gear.

The first dive (if you are new to the resort) is an orientation dive to check your weights and show you the shore dive highlights. Due to unfamiliar gear and so-so visibility, we weren't too impressed. The diving improved as the week went on and we learned that there were things to be seen on that shore dive.

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By report author: Marlene Dowell in MD, US at Jul 14, 2015 22:57 EST  
Forgot to mention, there is a nurse in residence at Cocoview who was helpful to several who had ear problems or other health issues. MD
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