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Dive Review of Scubacaribe/Riu Palace in
Jamaica/Negril area

December, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by George Lynch, MA, US
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"pleasant if unexciting"
Report Number 8778
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Egypt Red Sea, Taveuni and Ringgold Islands Fiji, Palau, Sipadan, Kenya,
Zanzibar, Hawaii (Big Island), Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman,
Cayos Cochinos and Roatan Honduras, Belize, Phuket Thailand, Akumal and
Cozumel and Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Sangalakhi Island Indonesia, Costa Rica
Closest Airport
Montego Bay
Getting There
small airport at Negril, but
easier just to drive from
Montego Bay -  roughly 1.5
hours depending on traffic

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
One wreck dive to about 90' others about 60' from my limited knowledge
(stopped diving with this shop after having to ascend at 35 minutes with
1800 PSI on fourth dive for no evident reason).Another dive was for 60
minutes, after fellow-diver complained about short dive times (of 40 min
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Large Fish
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Boat Facilities
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Shore Facilities  
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No special services that I noticed. ...
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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Not primarily a dive destination and severely fished out, but dive sites
easily accessible, and water was warm, very calm when I was there - didn't
need a wetsuit, and visibility was very good, so diving was pleasant if
unexciting. Operator evidently used to very inexperienced divers: a bit
offic ...
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