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Dive Review of SCUBA Jamaica/FDR Resort in
Jamaica/Runaway Bay

December, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Jeff Baratta, Ca, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 3833
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
California, Cayman Islands, Hawaii, Turks & Caicos, Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
All Dives were guided. Options were given for novice divers in shallower
conditions (top of wall) and more advanced divers (down the wall).  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
No true accommodation for a large camera set-up. Bring a small easy to use
camera. Underwater subject matter consists of small to medium fish and a
large amount of coral and small creatures. Boat is a smaller skiff for just
off-shore diving without a camera set-up table or rinse station. This is
available on land only. Great for point and shoot small cameras!
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
3 stars    
SCUBA Jamaica is run by a group of fantastic people. Christian, Marcia and
Vincent make the trip well worth it. We did not stay at the on site
accommodations and opted to rent a house instead. Our trip to Jamaica was
an extended family vacation and not a dive only trip. Various members of
the family dove with SCUBA Jamaica at differing times, with my wife and I
diving the most. We were pleasantly surprised by the dive conditions and
enjoyed the trip very much. The highlights included a good amount of coral,
groups of small to medium fish and even a small swim through wreck. Some of
us got very lucky and saw a single shark on one dive. Don't expect large
animals on this dive trip. What you will get is nice canyons, great coral
and a great time with a group of well trained professionals. Jamaica
affords those above water family members an opportunity to relax and enjoy
a nice vacation, while the divers get a nice experience in the water. If
you are going to Jamaica bring your gear and enjoy and dive with SCUBA
Jamaica. Their staff will make sure you have a good time.
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