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Dive Review of Jolly Dive Center /Jolly Beach Resort in

Jolly Dive Center /Jolly Beach Resort: "Jolly time in Antigua", Mar, 2016,

by Guy Charlebois, QC, CA (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8913 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments It was our second time in Antigua diving with Jolly Dive and Paul & Cornelia. We did have a great time with them and there team, Davey, Mark, Gabriele. The tank were always full at 3000 psi and ready to mount our Equipment. The briefing was well made by Paul. The boat had all the safety Equipment, it an island hopper 32 feet, with place for the 12 of us. The dock is just beside the dive center and the hotel Jolly Beach so we walk to go diving and to the hotel. We saw all kinds of tropical fishes, some barracuda, one or two turtles, many nurse shark and 2 reef. And the DM harpon the lion's fish and discard them for moray ell.

The hotel is nice with different size of room. If you are on a small budget get the supersaver, small and clean. We had a superior King suited for romantic couple, king bed and a small salon and some had the standard room. The property is big and direct on a great beach. The only complaint was on the variety in the buffet, the restaurant A la carte where good, The service was good and with a smile.
Websites Jolly Dive Center   Jolly Beach Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the caribbean, Red Sea, Mediterranean sea, West coast Mexico, East coast US, Great lakes, St-Laurence River Québec and lakes
Closest Airport V.C. Bird Int'l Airport Getting There Direct flight from Canada

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 81-°F / 27-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Paul toll us in the briefing that the dive was to be for 45 min with 3 min deco, and to come back with 500psi. But we always did 55 - 60min
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Every buddy team had a small camera or gopro so we took many pictures for fun and souvenir. On the boat they don't have a bid tank for the camera but we manage to rinse it in between the dive with fresh water.
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