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Dive Review of Couples Resorts in
Jamaica/Ocho Rios

Couples Resorts: "Couples Resort/ Tower Isle", Oct, 2015,

by Mark Duyvesteyn, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 8394.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Diving isn't really what you go to Couples Resort for, but it is inclusive with the stay and the guys who run the dive shop are awesome. Jamaica is very laid back and chill, so is the diving. My DM seemed so relaxed I wondered if he was even breathing. They took us to some fun sites. After all having fun is what it is all about. Nothing challenging or all that deep. One site had us at ~90 ft but we were under the action, and looking up at the barracudas cruising overhead. Fun, right? Most dives were drift dives with surface running in one direction and at depth running the other. So it was go down drift along till one of us reach a reasonable limit, surface and drift back for a little until the boat came for us. Could have drifted to the boat, it was so nice and easy going.So if you are headed out for a lovers retreat and wish to include a little diving for fun, I would recommend this to anyone. The place is nice and a lot of fun. If you are specific and want something special you have but to ask and they will do their best to accommodate your desires.
Websites Couples Resorts   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Montego Bay Getting There Flights from US Daily

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 75-85°F / 24-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions pay attention to the DM in regards to surfacing with counter currents
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Nice, of course this isn't a place you would go to get great photos but still some very nice subjects and the accommodations and hospitality was truly what you came for in the first place.
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