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Dive Review of CoCo View Resort in
Honduras/Roatan

CoCo View Resort: "Husband done in by sand fleas", Oct, 2017,

by Jeanne Downey, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 44 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 9986.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was our 5th time to CocoView, so my husband and I received our "Coco Nuts" hats. Unfortunately, it will have to be our last time doing land based diving on Roatan. We had a group of 19 divers on one boat, which was pleasantly roomy. Visibility was down due to rain--one night it felt like a tropical storm, it was raining so hard--but the diving overall was still good. Not too many lion fish. We found a couple seahorses and pipefish, saw a Gargantuan grouper on CocoView Wall, had spade fish using our fins to scrape off parasites, saw numerous other small critters and fish, and did a couple dusk/night dives. One of my favorite dives was Gold Chain Reef where I saw four decorator crabs, a spider crab, lobsters, an arrow blenny, and tiny, mantis shrimp. One day we saw a huge school of dolphins on the surface, playing in the boats' wakes.

The food was great, as usual, and the new manager was always around making sure things were satisfactory. The kitchen staff made a concerted effort to keep those with special eating needs and requests happy. Meals were served buffet style, and even though the resort was full, the lines moved quickly. No complaints in the food department.

We were in an ocean front second story room, which we liked. It was quiet at night, and close to the dining hall and dive shop. The dive shop has separate smaller locker rooms for each boat, so you're maneuvering around a smaller number of people.

One late afternoon we sat in on Doc's history of the island and CoCoView seminar--very interesting.

But no matter what we put on my husband, the mosquitoes, and sand fleas in particular, ignored it all and ate him alive, to the point where he had huge red welts everywhere. He was feeling ill (flu-type symptoms) when we left Roatan and when we got home, he felt so bad that he was tested for Zika, malaria, and other diseases (all negative); it took three weeks before he felt back to normal. Found out later that others were also feeling ill, so maybe part of it was something going around. I noticed one lady wore her skins everywhere, maybe not a bad idea, although awfully warm.

So as much as we enjoyed the diving, the food, and the easy flights, we will not be returning to Roatan unless it's on a liveaboard. Too bad.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Caribbean, Cocos, Socorro, Tahiti, Malaysia, Indonesia, Micronesia, Galapagos, Cayman Islands, etc.
Closest Airport Roatan Getting There Easy flights.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 84-84°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions One hour.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Good sized rinse tank on the boat and dock.
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