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Dive Review of SCUBA Jamaica/FDR Resort in
Jamaica/Runaway Bay

SCUBA Jamaica/FDR Resort, Dec, 2007,

by Jeff Baratta, Ca, USA ( 2 reports). Report 3833.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments SCUBA Jamaica is run by a group of fantastic people. Christian, Marcia and Vincent make the trip well worth it. We did not stay at the on site accommodations and opted to rent a house instead. Our trip to Jamaica was an extended family vacation and not a dive only trip. Various members of the family dove with SCUBA Jamaica at differing times, with my wife and I diving the most. We were pleasantly surprised by the dive conditions and enjoyed the trip very much. The highlights included a good amount of coral, groups of small to medium fish and even a small swim through wreck. Some of us got very lucky and saw a single shark on one dive. Don't expect large animals on this dive trip. What you will get is nice canyons, great coral and a great time with a group of well trained professionals. Jamaica affords those above water family members an opportunity to relax and enjoy a nice vacation, while the divers get a nice experience in the water. If you are going to Jamaica bring your gear and enjoy and dive with SCUBA Jamaica. Their staff will make sure you have a good time.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving California, Cayman Islands, Hawaii, Turks & Caicos, Mexico
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-82°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All Dives were guided. Options were given for novice divers in shallower conditions (top of wall) and more advanced divers (down the wall).
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments No true accommodation for a large camera set-up. Bring a small easy to use camera. Underwater subject matter consists of small to medium fish and a large amount of coral and small creatures. Boat is a smaller skiff for just off-shore diving without a camera set-up table or rinse station. This is available on land only. Great for point and shoot small cameras!
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