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Trip Report CocoView Resort May 8-15, 2021

Discussion in 'Bay Islands' started by drrich2, May 18, 2021.

  1. parrotheaddiver

    parrotheaddiver Contributor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Southeast of Disorder...and San Marcos, Texas
    2,924
    84
    I believe I see a couple of dive friends on your boat Anita and Dawn
     
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  2. parrotheaddiver

    parrotheaddiver Contributor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Southeast of Disorder...and San Marcos, Texas
    2,924
    84
    the boats can hold 22 divers but they do not put more than 18 max most of the time unless the resort is full or there is a big group, only12 divers on board, they try to split divers between the 5 boats
     
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  3. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Chicago & O'Hare heading thru TSA 5x per year
    10,176
    3,075
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  4. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    8,863
    6,944
    What is that little creature? It was neat, but I didn't know what it was.

    Richard.
     
  5. Doc

    Doc Was RoatanMan

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Chicago & O'Hare heading thru TSA 5x per year
    10,176
    3,075
    Orange ball corellamorph

    There are six or more additional hidden treasures within 70’ of that critter. Those other six things that you have yet to find? That is the reason other visitors become “CocoNuts”.

    There is so much to see. Don’t explain to others how to find it. (an all but impossible instruction) Make it the badge of a good hunter, which you truly are. You pressed the shutter button at precisely the correct instant. They are more skittish than a White Tail Deer. Let’s just say, go look on the wreck, in “the dark”. :wink:

    These guys were waving, just 22 feet above you.

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  6. Garth Jensen

    Garth Jensen Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Canyon Lake Ca.
    29
    2
    Awesome review, Im Going to Roatan for 30 days, at the end of June and staying in Sandy bay on the north side , but I know that I will be making a trip south and trying to add some to the list. Does Coco view, accept divers that are not there at their resort. I am planning to get 10 dives packages from different shops during the month. Your report sold me to make a few dives with them during the month if they do. Again Well done sir.
     
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  7. PoolsOpen

    PoolsOpen Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: SE Florida
    197
    243
    @drrich2 , thank you sir !!!
    I always enjoy reading your reviews, it was better than tripadvisor, google, even their own website!!
    More information and photos than any magazine article that I've ever read!!
    Sounds like a great trip!!
     
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  8. Charlie59

    Charlie59 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Texas
    790
    31
    An impressive job of capturing some of the nuances of CoCo View after your first visit. Your pictures show how this place gets the reputation as the divers summer camp (even if you don't go in summer).
     
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  9. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southwestern Kentucky
    8,863
    6,944
    I don't think they do. On their Rates page, if you scroll way down near the bottom, you can find this blurb:

    "Cruise Ship & Day Guests: Coco View is a dedicated dive resort catering to the guests that have chosen CoCo View as their vacation destination. As a common practice we do not accept cruise ship, walk-in or day guests. This allows us to focus our resources on our registered guests, many whom have commented that they appreciate the privacy and security that this policy provides."

    Given that they're prone to book up, I don't know how they'd react to someone wanting to book, oh, say, 2 or 3 days stay. It might be worth asking them directly.

    The logistics of an off-site person diving with them could be a hassle. The boats don't go around picking people up at other places, like some Cozumel dive op.s do at various hotel/resort piers. CCV is on a little 'islet' that you reach by boat from the main island of Roatan, so you can't drive all the way to it. The boats often have fairly short rides to dive sites (the longest I heard all week was anticipated to be 30 minutes, another was 20, but most were pretty short). It's not like Cozumel, where a dive boat might head a good ways south most days - passing various hotel/resort piers.
     
  10. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
    2,437
    3,164
    Another great trip report @drrich2 - you nailed it. Having been to CocoView myself, I would say your report was extremely spot on and will be most helpful for future researchers. Thanks for all of the effort!

    I am en route now to Miami to board the Juliet tomorrow. I won't have internet, so unable to do daily trip posts. I will log my thoughts daily and make 1 post when back on land next weekend. All the best!
     
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