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

Caribbean Jimmy's Dive Resort , Sep, 2008,

by Sally Byrd , FL, usa (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 5089.

Reporter and Travel

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

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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