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Dive Review of Sandals/Sandals, Negril in

March, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Howard Sauve, QC, CA
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Report Number 6474
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Bonaire, Little Cayman, Roatan, belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Time limited to 40 minutes, depth on first dive max 70 feet, 2nd dive 40
Have to follow in the group, no lagging behind, taking pics is a challenge
due to the desire of some DM's to do mileage instead of exploring the
reefs. Unfortunate.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
This dive op is not really friendly for photographers, the diving is
included in the package, so the dive staff seem to only want to get you in,
move you along then get you out. Isn't condusive to UWP...unless all you
want to shoot are big lionfish which are out in the open everywhere and you
can shoot on your way by...
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
1 stars
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars    
3 stars   
1 stars    
The rental gear seemed in good shape, the boat was impeccable ( 46' Newton)
O2 on board, the captain is Great ( Capt. Hook), most of the DM's are fine,
some are on power trips. The resort won't allow anybody below a DM grade to
show up and dive without doing a shallow check out dive, which is the 2nd
dive at 11:30am. Doesn't matter how many dives you have, doesn't matter
that you were diving somewhere else last week, you have to follow this
I came to Jamaica for a family wedding, expecting the diving to be poor,
since that's all we hear about, but I was pleasantly surprised at the life
on the reefs. 
During 2 dives we were actually allowed to relax and explore the reef and
we saw a ton of small stuff.
I wouldn't come here specifically to dive, but if I were coming here, I
would dive, just try to get a DM that will let you dive without having to
hold hands ......
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