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CocoView Vs Fantasy Island

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Compare and discuss resorts you have stayed in on Roatan.
Where did you stay, no matter how trivial we would like to hear your opinion to help others make the best choice.

Both of these resorts are compared as they sit next to each other on Roatans south side. Both offer the wreck of the Prince Albert as a shore dive. Both resorts are designed for the scuba diver. We want to hear how your experiences went if you happened to stay here and best of all if you have experienced both.

Seahorses in Roatan

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It has been a long time since I had given up hope of finding myself a seahorse off Roatan. The hippocampus my lifetime favourite find so far was orange and found at overheat reef. I always spot turtles here and there are tons of cleaning stations.

It has actually been a good day for me, not so for the marlin here which sucumbed to FAKE desirable lures ! as we hold the annual fishing competition (7th) on independance day.

I was diving with coconut tree and their dock with the arch across it is where the egocentric fisherman weigh their catch. I came in at an unprecedented island life 200 lbs punto 10 more than tree and 30 more than will ! explain that not 199 not 201 but 200. I find stuff like that freaky... Greg of marine park fame was entirely interested in knowing his weight but feared for the repercussions and "look- wrong signals" playing with their equipment would send. I like most of the diving community are against such "sport" but there we are. It was to be a catch and release tournament but fish over 150 lbs could be killed and kept (thrown away-who has a fridge that big) if the fish were killed and did not amount to 150 then points or $ fine applied, there was no clear cut consensus. Even when dead they are magnificent creatures from the deep. They hold a thousand huhes of blue and black and have eyes the colour blue/ saphire. I placed my hand on the body of one or two and felt land based and weak.

Back to less personal conflict mind /opinion stuff and yet interesting stuff.

It was a day orf for me and the seahorse dominated the dive. Pinot the DM who has seen a lot in his time was clearly jealouse but he ceded the credit eventually. I did make him swim upstream 20 yards (2 first downs) to the little blighter who was hanging on for dear life at about 50 foot on  coral head as lonely as the hippocampus him/herself (the sex with these guys gets crazy-the guys carry the babies!) looked.

In life I am often feeling like a seahorse you know just hanging on and seemingly the only fooker around of any interest.

;-)

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