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Dive Review of CoCo View/CoCoView in

CoCo View/CoCoView, Oct, 2005,

by Ron Hyatt, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 2134.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 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 Have been to CoCoView several times. Rooms are basic, but clean and the A/C worked well. Had little lock boxes in the room for wallets, etc. Food just gets better and better; if you leave hungry, it's your fault. Just bring deet, or it's equivalent, and you should be ok from the no seeums/mosquitoes. The dive boats/dive shack are maintained well; gear area works well for storage, etc. Dive boats are easy to exit/enter with lots of room for gear and dressing up. The boats are comfortable also. The whole week the water was smooth as glass; even the dive master mentioned how terrific it was. Dive briefings are interesting and informative. You do boat dives in the morning & afternoon; if you want, you can do the "drop off" dives on Newman/CoCo View wall after the boat dives. The drop off dives are what you make of them (shallow/deep, etc). Our dive master, Jessie, did an outstanding job of keeping the dives organized, fun and interesting; he can find all the small critters and works hard so the photographers and other divers can all enjoy the site and critters. Our boat captain, Rueben, was very good with the divers and their equipment. The shore diving is great; you can dive the walls or the Prince Albert wreck just a couple of minutes swim from the resort. You can dive 24/7 if you want. They assume you are a responsible diver. Checking in/out at the resort was very easy; they also help in getting your seats/return tickets taken care of. Be advised that there is not much to do once you are at the resort but dive. For my purposes, that's just fine, but all kinds of tours, trip into town, etc can be easily arranged. All the staff work very hard to keep your vacation fun and relaxing. I plan on going later this year. See ya there.

Reporter and Travel

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

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Boat dives 1hr; drop off dives and shore dive, you planned your own 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 2 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Rinse tanks on board and by dive shack; dive masters/captains very helpful with cameras during trip. Dive masters very good about finding the small critters (shrimp,toadfish, seahorses, etc.
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