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Dive Review of CocoView/CocoView Resort in

CocoView/CocoView Resort, Apr, 2007,

by Karen Card, CA, USA (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 3304.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Had an awesome experience. I was certified last year in SoCal and had only 12 dives so this was a brand new experience for me. 18 dives in a week made me so much more comfortable. My partner has well over 250 dives and he was pleased as well with the whole dive set up and specific dive sites. Reefs/coral appeared to be in pristine condition with amazing numbers and colors of fish and sea life to keep us occupied. We could easily have logged 5 dives a day if we had wished.
Accomodations were average. This is an older property but everything was clean and comfortable. We stayed in a private home adjacent to the resort property and loved the privacy and oceanfront views it offered.
Food was all served buffet style with hearty breakfasts including made to order omelets. Lunch and dinner always included salad bar, lunch meats, and hot protein dishes, soups and vegetables. Lobster, shrimp and conch were on the menu.
Full bar was very reasonable with great Argentinian wines. We'd go back in a flash. We took a shark dive through a separate operator and saw about 20 black-tipped reef sharks being fed at 70 feet near the edge of the ocean shelf. Fantastic!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Southern California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-82°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Encouraged to follow the Dive Master but not required. Drop off dives (twice daily) were on your own so you could dive your own profile. Beach diving unlimited.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Training and cameras were avialable. There were two photographers on our boat for the week and they seemed pleased with their results. The divemaster was great at spotting unusual critters for them to film.
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