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Dive Review of CoCo View Resort in

CoCo View Resort: "CoCo View -- land based liveaboard", Oct, 2015,

by Melissa Breach, CA, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9366 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I love this place. I try to go every other year...and itís always just as good. As a dive resort itís pretty structured, but it all works together to give you maximum ease, and maximum dive time.

The diving is great if you like macro--seahorses, pipefish, etc. I saw my first pipehorse this trip (so tiny). On your first visit you need to do an orientation dive before joining the boats. It is a chance to get wet plus you'll get a tour of the "front yard" which orients you the two house walls and the Prince Albert wreck as well as a DC-10.

The diving couldn't be easier. So many great dive sites within 10-15 minutes and no current. The dive boats are my favorite as they offer 100% shade with tons of fresh air. They have four exit points for divers to facilitate getting everyone in the water, as well as a well and ladder in the center of the hull which can act as an easy enntry point during rough seas. These boats aren't fast but you're so close to the sites it doesn't matter. No heads or hot showers but I didn't miss it. If you are a photographer they have large tables and tanks for your gear. The DMs and Captains are generally really great and they are happy to give a helping hand if you need to hand up gear etc. As others have noted, as long as they know you are going out they will set up all your gear on board,

Dockside Dive Center, the independent PADI shop at Coco View, is great for rental gear and technical help. I highly recommend the free discussion with the owner that happens every Monday on peak Performance buoyancy--I took off an additional 2 pounds.

Hardcore divers can easily get in 4 dives a day, and we had several divers who were doing 5. Most of our dives were 50-65 minutes long. Note: two of the 4 boat dives per day are drop off dives. The front yard is huge with two walks and wreck not to mention acres of sea grass...but some find it repetitive/boring. I liked getting familiar with the sites, but that is personal preference.

Outside of diving, snorkeling, and chilling there really isn't much to do. The resort is water locked, so leaving the resort is possible but a production. If you want an affordable dive vacation where you can easily get in 22-26 dives in a week...then you've found your place.

Transfers from the Roatan airport are easy since the transportation staff is great. They get all your gear on the shuttle, then on the boat, and then to your room. The staff will mail you bright CoCo View tags for your luggage...use them. The porters at the airport are great and make certain you have a dollar or two per bag for the tip.

Rooms are comfortable with private bath and water views from the balcony. You are provided with ample bottled water for the week. The food is good and filling--but not gourmet.

Websites CoCo View Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida, Roatan, Belize, Cozumel, Big Island, Maui, and Kauai.
Closest Airport RTB Getting There Redeye with one stop from West Coast. United, American, Delta

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 25-75 Ft/ 8-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
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 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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