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Dive Review of Caribbean Jimmy's Dive Resort in
Panama/Nombre de Dios

September, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Sally Byrd , FL, usa (4 reports)
Report Number 5089

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Reporter
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
Fl & East Coast & Keys , BVI's , St Thomas ,  Maldives, Sri
Lanka,Honduras-all 3 Bay Islands 

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions. Jimmy will let you dive your own profile . From catching
lobster at different depths,I went into deco on my last day and just spent
an extra 10 minutes swimming it off. He just likes you to communicate with
him.   
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
I did not have an underwater camera , but whatever you need Jimmy will
provide it for you . 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
Snorkeling
4 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
This was my third trip to Panama to dive with Jimmy .He owns a remote place
that is for people who are adventure driven and who want peace, quiet ,
relation , exercise and outdoor fun. I would definitely get a car since you
are out in the boonies-make a that a 4WD .
 I have always stopped at the grocery store about 45 min away and stocked
up on fresh veggies and fruits and other foodstuffs that I like . The food
used to be horrible but it is getting better. Eggs, toast & fruit for
breakfast, leftover protein & salad at lunch , protein and salad and
starch at dinner. Bring your own protein bars & snacks along with extra
water or wine & beer. We had fresh caught crab & lobster daily.
They usually have steaks,chicken & fish in the freezer. Vegetarians may
have a tough time. Jimmie's 5 cabins all have hot water and he is building
a larger hotel-the pool is in now.  The diving is simple but first class
and they cater to your needs.  The seas are flat in August & Sept , the
best time to go .I wore my 3/5 m wetsuit and was very comfortable. Jimmy
allowed my mom to come out on the boat with no extra charge.  Awesome fish
life and coral , no bleaching. Jimmy is one of a kind. A dive master
,teacher, friend ,musician & environmentalist .A truly unique
experience,I dove for 5 days-  2 dives in the am  , no night dives.  
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