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Dive Review of CoCo View/Coco View Resort in

CoCo View/Coco View Resort, Jul, 2006,

by Ron Coombs, PA, USA . Report 2715.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This is a well run, low-key resort. It is primarily for more experienced divers and photagraphers. Two boat dives per day with 2 drop off dives at the reef that is right in front of the resort. The longest boat trip to a dive site was 20 minutes. Divemasters are friendly and knowledgable of the various reefs and aquatic life. (Marcos and Gringo were terrific!) One night boat dive is generally scheduled on Wednesdays. Unlimited shore/night diving with good dock/dive staff that are friendly and knowledgable. Many of the people in my group took the PADI Nitrox course why they were there.

Rooms are nice, and are either near or over the water and air conditioned. (One TV in the clubhouse) Food/Bar/Clubhouse is all in one building. Food is buffet style and pretty good with reasonable variety. This resort is smaller than others and low key with only 60 or 70 guests on site. Night life was pretty tame when we were there but I am told it varies week to week depending on the size of the groups that come in. There is not much to do other than diving here. The Zip line tour on the other side of the island was a fun trip when you need a break from diving. If your spouse/partner is not a diver, it will be a long week for them. With 20 dives in 5 days, it felt a bit like SCUBA camp. If you want to dive a lot, with good reefs and photo ops, this is a terrific place.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving I generally dive the quarry's of Western Pennsylvania, and Lake Erie so my definition of warm water and good visibility is biased. I have also dived in Maui, Hawaii (Ed Robinson).
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 84-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-100 Ft/ 21-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions One Dive Master per boat in the water mostly as a tour guide. Most dives between 40 to 85 feet. Coco View is primarily for experienced divers and photographers so restrictions listed in the briefing were not much of an issue. Enforcement is low key.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Many Photographers at this resort. Dive boats have camera only tanks and manage that separate from mask tanks pretty well. One diver in my group had a latch on his camera housing come undone when handing it up to the crew. That resulted in a flooded camera when it went into the tank on board the boat. Probably an unfortunate accident, but it may be better to have the crew hand your camera back to you to put in the tank after you climb aboard.
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