Located on a secluded key in Roatan, Honduras, CoCo View Resort is well known among divers for its excellent house reef. Guests will enjoy two daily boat trips and unlimited shore diving at CoCo View’s front yard reef, where more than 300 fish species have been recorded. Fish enthusiasts will be delighted to search for species like the Bearded Toadfish, found only in the Bay Islands. The resort is an excellent fit for non-diving companions as well, who may enjoy front yard snorkeling and access to ocean kayaks.
Funding Opportunity Available for Educators: Teachers, educators, and those who hold education-based positions may be eligible for CEDAM International's Lloyd Bridges Scholarship, which enables a qualified educator to participate in this trip. All applicants must submit a resume, letter of recommendation, application form, and required essay to CEDAM by March 1, 2022. For full scholarship details, please visit the CEDAM International webpage.
Project Focus: This purpose of this trip is to conduct fish surveys to support REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project. Click here to learn more about participating in fish surveys on a REEF Field Survey Trip!
Best Suited For: Divers and snorkelers. While CoCo View is primarily a dive resort, the home reef has excellent snorkeling and snorkelers are also welcome on their dive boats. With the exception of a few sites, most dive sites visited by boat are suitable for snorkelers as well.
Accommodations: There are two accommodation options for the trip. Over water 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, as well as a mini fridge, coffee pot, Wi-Fi, and secure lock box. Ocean front rooms are located at the water's edge and are central to the dock and the resort clubhouse. Each room has a spacious private patio or deck, 1 queen and 1 double bed, air-conditioning, a mini fridge, coffee pot, Wi-Fi, and secure lock box. Please note: Children 10 and older are welcome at CoCo View Resort, but must be under parental supervision at all times.
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.
Pricing, Inclusions, and Other Fees
|Over-water Cabana||Ocean Front Room|
|Diver, double occ.||$1,564||$1,514|
|Diver, single occ.*||$1,964||$1,714|
|Non-diver, double occ.||$1,464||$1,414|
*Subject to availability.
Please note: a 19% Honduran tax will be added to all packages.
Your Package Includes: The trip package includes seven nights of accommodation in an over-water cabana or ocean front room, 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 will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leader, seminar, and REEF survey materials. The REEF Program Fee applies to all divers and any attendee age 18 or older.
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 - Not Included: 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.
To reserve your space, email trips@REEF.org or call 305-588-5869. A $500 per person deposit will be due to confirm your reservation. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules.
Honduras Travel Info
Insurance: Travel insurance is not included. REEF strongly recommends that each participant purchase adequate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances. REEF partners with both DiveAssure and DAN to offer travel insurance packages specifically for divers. REEF will receive a portion of the proceeds from travel insurance purchases when you click on the following affiliate links for DiveAssure or DAN.
How to Get There: Participants should make arrangements to fly into Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport (RTB) in Roatan, arriving on Saturday, June 4, and departing on Saturday, June 11. 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.
Passports, Documentation and Visas: Visitors to Honduras are required to have a current passport that is valid for at least six month after the date of entry, and one blank page. U.S. citizens visiting Honduras for less than 90 days do not require a visa. Please refer to the appropriate consulate for requirements to enter Honduras.
COVID-19 Considerations: All REEF Field Survey Trip attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19 either need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to participation or comply with additional safety measures in order to participate.
It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that they understand and comply with all local requirements (for entry and visit as a tourist) of the host destination, and for exit and entry requirements for their home country. Be prepared for your plans to change. Be sure your travel insurance covers COVID-related issues. No travel is risk-free during the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example, due to a new COVID-19 variant. Please be aware that REEF is not a travel agent. We are doing our best to interpret the information provided by our trip vendor and the host country’s government COVID-19 webpages. We encourage everyone to do their own research, interpretation, and due diligence. Please see REEF’s COVID-19 Considerations and Vaccine Policies section in our REEF Field Survey Trips Policies page for more information.