CoCo View - Roatan - 2010

 

In September 2010 we went to CoCo View resort on the island of Roatan, Honduras. We had only heard good things about CoCo View and we would have to concur. This place is all about diving, diving and more diving. In fact, diving is unlimited by the resort.

I thought the only downside is there was no evening life. By 9PM everybody had gone to bed. Upside was you could get up real early in the morning and go for a dive before breakfast.

The way it works is simple. They take the boat out in the morning at 08:30 and you dive a more remote location. You then enjoy the surface interval on the boat. Next, on the way back to the resort they will drop you off at either Coco View wall, Newman's Wall or the Prince Albert shipwreck. From these locations you can find your own way back to the resort (Easy but take a compass).

This is repeated at 14:00 that afternoon.

Unlimited tanks are also provided on site. So, if you get up early you can do a shore dive before breakfast. If you don't want to go on the boat, you can do as many or as few shore dives as you desire. Night dives? No problem - just do it.

They have a sign out / sign in procedures for night dives. Solo diving seems to be permitted, indeed they were dropping solo divers off the boat.

Nitrox is available.

All meals are buffet style - plenty of food - just go help yourself. Friday dinner was Surf & Turf - Steak and Lobster.... oh my!


Anyway enough waffle..... Here are the pictures..

 

Banded Coral Shrimp.JPG (3233369 bytes)
Banded Coral Shrimp

 

Big Crab.JPG (2642976 bytes)
Crab

 

Brown Garden Eel 1.JPG (2370752 bytes)
Brown Garden Eel

 

Flamingo Tonge.JPG (1191539 bytes)
Flamingo Tounge

 

Flounder.JPG (2384392 bytes)
Flounder

 

Golden Moray Eel.JPG (2786322 bytes)
Golden Moray Eel

 

Great Baraccuda.JPG (3271019 bytes)
Great Barracuda

 

Green Moral Eel 1.JPG (2378678 bytes)
Green Moray Eel

 

Green Moray Swimming.JPG (2914173 bytes)
Green Moray Eel

 

Grey Angelfish.JPG (2752370 bytes)
Grey Angelfish

 

Harlequin Bass.JPG (2901435 bytes)
Harlequin Bass

 

Hermit Crab.JPG (2490217 bytes)
Hermit Crab

 

Indigo Hamlet.JPG (3056476 bytes)
Indigo Hamlet

 

Juvenille Franch Angel.JPG (2265003 bytes)
Juvenile French Angelfish

 

Lionfish.JPG (3066706 bytes)
Lionfish

 

Lobster 1.JPG (3207451 bytes)
Lobster

 

Lobster 2.JPG (3442340 bytes)
Lobster

 

Nurse Shark.JPG (3364116 bytes)
Nurse Shark

 

Orange Seahorse 1.JPG (3232499 bytes)
Seahorse

 

Orange Seahorse 2.JPG (3209684 bytes)
Seahorse

 

Parrotfish.JPG (2465336 bytes)
Parrotfish

 

Queen Angelfish.JPG (2846677 bytes)
Queen Angelfish

 

Rock Beauty.JPG (1123434 bytes)
Rock Beauty

 

Slender Filefish.JPG (2791756 bytes)
Slender Filefish

 

Small Black Seahorse.JPG (3128848 bytes)
Baby Seahorse

 

Small Octopus 1.JPG (2684150 bytes)
Small Octopus

 

Small Octopus 2.JPG (2764784 bytes)
Small Octopus

 

Smooth Trunkfish.JPG (2936587 bytes)
Smooth Trunkfish

 

Soap Fish.JPG (3325564 bytes)
Soap Fish

 

Spotted Drum.JPG (3470888 bytes)
Spotted Drum

 

Spotted Drum Juvenile.JPG (3267512 bytes)
Juvenile Spotted Drum

 

Spotted Eagle Ray 1.JPG (2136774 bytes)
Spotted Eagle Ray

 

Trumpet Fish.JPG (3007079 bytes)
Trumpet Fish

 

Tube Worms.JPG (2647203 bytes)
Tube Worms

 

Upside Down Jellyfish.JPG (2503855 bytes)
Upside-Down Jellyfish

 

Whitespotted Moral Eel.JPG (2949596 bytes)
Whitespotted Moray Eel

 

Yellowhead Jawfish.JPG (3216258 bytes)
Yellowhead Jawfish

 

Yellowtail Snapper.JPG (2912001 bytes)
Yellowtail Snapper

 

Toadfish.jpg (115879 bytes)
Toadfish

 

Bristle Worm.jpg (126801 bytes)
Bristle Worm

 

Lettuice Leaf Slug.jpg (140824 bytes)
Lettuce Leaf Slug
Lauri 1.JPG (2247735 bytes)
Lauri
Pete 1.JPG (2240552 bytes)
Pete

 

Jorge & Eddie.jpg (62109 bytes)
Jorge (Captain)
Eddie (Divemaster)
CoCo View 1.jpg (62568 bytes)
CoCo View

 

Gear Storage to Boat.jpg (75969 bytes)
Distance from Boat to
Gear Storage Rooms

 

Dive Boat.jpg (69134 bytes)
Dive Boat

 

Dive Shop.jpg (86905 bytes)
Dive Shop

 

Lauri Birthday001.jpg (71946 bytes)
Lauri's Birthday
on the Dive Boat
Jennys Lusty Lizard.jpg (81301 bytes)
Lauri's Birthday at
Jennys Lusty Lizard
Bar & Restaurant.jpg (72669 bytes)
Bar & Restaurant
Room 13.jpg (84681 bytes)
Room 13

 

The weather was not too good, this was caused by the aftermath of Hurricane Nicole.

However, another good reason to go on a dive trip like this is making new friends.

We met Maury, Rebecca, Lucy and Mike.