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Dive Review of CoCo View in

CoCo View, Jun, 2005,

by Ron Hyatt, TX, us (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 1779.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Been to Coco View several times and will return. Easy check in/check out. They handle getting return tickets/seat assignment for you. Settling accounts was easy, as usual. Strange week for us, one of the boats was out for repairs and had to use a boat from Fantasy Island, which made you appreciate the CoCo View boats even more. Julian, the DM, was thorough and very friendly; dives were well thought out and easy. Morning boat dives usually one hour, the drop off dive on the way in is yours to plan. The shore diving is yours to plan; they do not babysit you, which is fine with me. You can dive 24/7. All the dive staff were very helpful/friendly. Nitrox is a definite plus and the price was right. The food continues to improve in variety and quality. Noone leaves hungry. Arranged the trip late and was assigned to one of the beach houses, which could have been outstanding. Beach house #5 would be great for two couples or a family with kids (2 bedrooms, full kitchen, big living room and big screened porch, but it had no A/C, which made it miserable when I was there (hot/humid). Not enough breeze. But enough of that. You will not see the big fish, but the coral life seems to be just fine and there are lots of the small critters to see. Diving Newman's and CoCo View wall are great fun, easy dives. The wreck in the back yard is such an easy dive and you will see different kinds of fish; it's also grown over with all kinds of life. The "no see ums" will get you if you do not have bug repellant; "deet" works well. If you like, they can arrange different tours/dolphin/shark dives, etc. They work very hard to please. Other than diving, there is not much to do unless you want to go into town and that can be arranged as well as a night on the town. But if you are on vacation to DIVE, GO TO COCO VIEW. I'LL SEE YOU THERE.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Cozumel, Columbus Island
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions One hour on first boat dive/no restrictions on drop off dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

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 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Photo services are quite good. Tim Blanton offers a fine photo course and just good advice; minor repairs can be handled also.
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