Experience some of the most wonderful diving the Bay Islands of Honduras have to offer by joining trip leader Janna Nichols on REEF’s Field Survey to CoCo View Resort, located on a secluded key in Roatan. Enjoy up to four boat dives daily, plus unlimited shore diving at CoCo View’s house reefs, where more than 300 fish species have been recorded. Fish enthusiasts will be delighted to search for the many species restricted to this region, such as the Filament Blenny, Bearded Toadfish, and Kuna Goby. The resort is an excellent fit for non-diving companions as well, who can enjoy front yard snorkeling and access to ocean kayaks.
Trip Type: Fish Survey - click here to learn more!
Pricing: $1,539 per diver based on double occupancy in an over-water cabana (standard accommodation); $1,489 per diver based on double occupancy in an ocean front room. Single occupancy pricing (subject to room availability) - Add $200 for ocean front single room, $400 for over-water cabana single. Non-diver rates also available; please contact REEF Trips for more information.
Accommodations: The standard accommodation is an over-water cabana. The cabanas are built directly over the water and located in three separate buildings. The cabanas are the most spacious guest rooms at the resort, and are connected to the rest of the resort by wooden walkways. All cabanas are air-conditioned, have a queen and double bed and a private porch. A limited number of ocean front rooms are also available upon request. These rooms are air-conditioned with one king bed and a private patio or deck. Both the cabanas and ocean front rooms have a mini fridge, coffee pot, Wi-Fi, and secure lock box.
Diving: CoCo View Resort offers two boat dive trips daily. Each trip includes 2 tanks - one dive at a selected site and one "drop off" dive at one of the sites in front of the resort. Unlimited shore diving is also available at the house reef. Average water temperature during the time of the trip is approximately 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Tanks, weights and weight belts are included in the cost of the trip. Nitrox is available by request for $125 for the week.
Price Includes: This trip includes seven nights of double occupancy accommodation (over water or ocean front, depending on option selected), 2 daily boat dive trips, unlimited shore diving, three daily meals, round-trip airport transfers, welcome drink, internet access, use of ocean kayaks, tanks, weights, and weight belts.
REEF Program Fee: A REEF Program Fee of $300 per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leader, seminar and REEF survey materials.
Other Costs Paid to REEF: Packages do not include a 19% Honduran tax, which will be added to the final REEF payment for all participants.
Additional Fees: The following costs are not included in the price paid to REEF. All flights, bottled soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, optional Nitrox ($125 for the week) and rental gear, gratuities, and insurance. Gratuities are at each individual's discretion. Insurance is not included, however REEF strongly recommends that each participant purchase adequate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances. More information about dive travel insurance is available here.
About the Trip Leader: Janna Nichols works extensively with the Volunteer Fish Survey Project as REEF's Citizen Science Program Manager. She coordinates REEF's social media presence and also established REEF's online Fishinar program. Janna is passionate about underwater photography and marine life identification, and many of her photos appear in west coast marine life ID guides, publications, and online resources. Having completing more than 1,000 REEF surveys, she is a member of REEF's Golden Hamlet Club and is an expert level surveyor in the Pacific Coast, Hawaii and Tropical Western Atlantic regions.
How to Sign Up: To reserve your space on this trip or find out more, e-mail us at trips@REEF.org, or call us at 305-588-5869. If booking greater than 180 days prior to trip departure, a $500 deposit will be collected at the time of booking. If booking within 180 days of departure, the deposit and any other corresponding payments will be due at the time of booking. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules.
How to Get There: Participants should make arrangements to fly into Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB) in Roatan, arriving on Saturday, June 22, and departing on Saturday, June 29. All participants are responsible for booking their own airfare. REEF is not able to book air travel for participants.
Transfers: Transfers are included in the trip package. Guests will be transported from the airport via shuttle, followed by a short boat ride to the resort.