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Dive Review of Coconut Tree Divers/private in

Coconut Tree Divers/private, May, 2014,

by Larry A. Malato, WA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 7611.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments This is a sloppy dive opperation.Plagued with compressor issues. The compressor had to be shut down every time the neighbors had a fire to "roast beans". A hole had worn in the intake line inside the dark, dusty, oily smelling compressor shed. On the first dive my wife suffered from CO2 poisoning. Extreme confusion, diorientation, hyperventilation, nausea,and nearly lost conciousness at depth. The shop could never get our EAN % correct. We cancelled planned normoxic dives. We made a wreck dive down a line that went to a 150 ft bottom with no wreck in site. The shop did not know which buoy went to the wreck. The boat was tiny and would nearly capsize when we tried to get our doubles on board at the end of a dive. The boat crew was incompetent kids. The owner and lead instructor smoked constantly. Our personal wreck instructor Ted was good but was not supported well by the shop. The rinse tanks reeked of urine and had dirty plates in them. Avoid this dangerous sloppy operation. Details available on request. DAN has been informed and we are now seeing DAN doctors to determine if my wife has any long term issues as a result of the CO2 poisoning. She has no memory of the events underwater on that first dive. This was an extreme event. Roatan has become an armed narco state. We were told not to walk the beaches, avoid down town. I have not seen that many automatic weapons since the war. Uniformed troops, para military, civilians and just scary looking young guys with M16s everywhere. West End was a bit less scary but not too safe either. We had an armed gaurd at our villa. Eight years ago Roatan was wonderful but it looks like it is gone to narco state. Recommend only the large all inclusive walled resorts for recreational diving only. Not a safe place for tech diving.
Websites Coconut Tree Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Great Lakes, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Gulf, Hawaii, Vancouver, Pudget Sound, Florida, StCroix,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-90°F / 27-32°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-70 Ft/ 18-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions normoxic tech
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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