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My 3 Glorious Hours @ Cocoview 3/ 26/ 08

Discussion in 'Bay Islands' started by Natasha, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

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    If I only had 3 hours left on earth..this is the way I would want to spend them...again.

    I (we) arrived by cruise ship (Voyager of the Seas) and told the cabbie to take me (us) to Cocoview. I then asked "How much?"
    To my surprise he said 60.00 round trip and not the 80.00 I was expecting. Good start.

    It took 22 minutes to get to the Cocoview landing from the ship. That was with a very slow truck and car in front of us most of the way.

    At the landing it was pouring down rain. So unfortunately we wait a whole 30 minutes before the boat came to take us on the almost swimmable ride to the resort.

    At the resort I was greeted by Liz the general manager. Liz, in the short time I had with her, is quite a wonderful woman. You can 'feel the Love' with her, as they say. She loves her job, loves her employees, loves to dive and loves to see people happy.

    She introduces me to Lobo, and when I could finally regain my composure (the guy is one of biggest hunks I've seen in a long time) I suited up for my dive with Lobo.

    The dive part:

    OK ~~ so suited up, and ready to walk in.

    Cocoview has a front yard that is a dive heaven. Yep, two reefs and a wreck all within walking distance for a shore dive. For us 'love to shore dive, divers', this is a true dream come true!

    3000 PSI and a short briefing from Lobo and we snorkel out to the drop down point. At this point I get my first look at the Prince Albert. Wow! However, topside we decided to pass up the wreck and dive it on the way back. So onto Cocoview reef/wall.

    This is such a healthy reef. It's teeming with life. Fishlife is superb. The coral and sponges are brilliant colors and thriving. We see babies of all kinds, shrimp, jacks, and others, including the baby pipefish that swam right into my hand. It was only as long as three fingers across. Lobo found it actually, and it swam from him to me. What fun!

    We played at the reef about 30 minutes and went down to 72 FSW.

    Onward to the wreck. The wreck was fantastic. Also healthy, also teeming with life. Lobo had a small flashlight, and in we went. It wasn't really dark, but it was easier to point things out on the inside with the light. It was a quick swim through and then out and around to investigate the outside.

    1000 PSI and now 50 minutes had gone by, and I show the sign to Lobo that I'm cold. I only brought a skin which was fine for the 82 degree water, but after 50 minutes, I was still cold. So back we go.

    When we came up, the first thing Lobo said to me was, " You're a great diver." Well, of course, I'm now in true love with him. What a sweet thing to say.
    He also is a 'GREAT diver' I tell him, as was the whole 3 hours we had at Cocoview, 'Great'!

    My 'bubble watcher' sister came with, and watched from the comfy pier with the trusty 'resort dog' sleeping at her feet.

    As I'm sure everyone says at the end of their trip reports, "Can't wait to go back" ~~~ And plan to soon!
     
  2. El Orans

    El Orans ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. joystershell

    joystershell Social Butterfly ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Another CocoNut wanna be. So, have you booked your next trip yet, for an entire week this time? [​IMG]
     
  4. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

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    Not yet..but.. I did book another cruise that will go there in Feb 09. So at least it's better then nothing..for now..
    How many times have you been there?
     
  5. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

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    Oh El..the pix are all in my head. Come over and take a look. :winky:
     
  6. joystershell

    joystershell Social Butterfly ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Don't remember, I've gone so many times that I've lost count. :D
     
  7. joystershell

    joystershell Social Butterfly ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well, I just peeked into their website, to check on my status. Something is terribly wrong! [​IMG] Neither hubby (with over 5 trips) or myself (with maybe 13 trips) appear on the list. Does this mean that I'll have to start all over again?
     
  8. joystershell

    joystershell Social Butterfly ScubaBoard Supporter

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    So Natasha, I see that you have already discovered the CoCo Chat. I used to live in there myself, before I discovered this place. [​IMG]
     
  9. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

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    Yes, they helped me out with planning this. I guess it takes a while for the glow to go away. But, wow I'm still glowing from the place.

    You must have really loved it to go back so many times. Roatan is fantastic diving.

    I'd love to get a group together and go again. I know so many people that haven't been there yet.
     
  10. Doc

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