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Dive Review of Dressel Divers/Hilton Rose Hall in
Jamaica/Montego Bay

Dressel Divers/Hilton Rose Hall: "Sponsored trip to Jamacia", Feb, 2017,

by Mr. Rodney Bade, SD, US ( 2 reports). Report 9507.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Cayman Brac, Andros Bahamas, Utila, Playa del Carmin, Seattle, Florida, Minnesota and yes South Dakota
Closest Airport MBJ - Montego Bay Getting There We flew through ATL, some in our group did direct from MSP. Then shared shuttle bus from airport to resort (about 20 minutes). We negotiated taxi to $10 roundtrip from outside resort to dive center at Iberostar.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 80 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The entire guided group had to start ascent to safety stop at 45 minutes. Usually the sand limited your depth (mostly less then 60 feet).
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There was not a camera bucket on board. Just a mask bucket. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments First I would say the value for new diver would be a 4 or 5 as it sounded that one could get certified there pretty reasonably. But for experienced diver this would be a 1 if entire trip cost is considered.

My wife and I went to Jamaica on a sponsored trip (free to us). We did not pick the location or resort. We did select the dive shop based on location, reviews and we have heard of them. There was a also dive shop (shack) at the Hilton.

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