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Dive Review of Sandals/Sandals Grande Riviera in
Jamaica/Ocho Rios

Sandals/Sandals Grande Riviera, May, 2013,

by Paul Quick, FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 6986.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Florida, Hawaii, Guam, Palau, Indonesia, Malaysia, Grand Cayman, Bonaire, Australia, Mexico, Maldives, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 79 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No deco diving. 45 minute time limit. Must dive as group with dive leader.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No facilities at dive shop for UWP. Bucket on boat for cameras. Due to having to dive with the group, taking time for prope ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This is our second time to Sandals Grande Riviera (formerly Sandals Ocho Rios). The Sandals chain is an ultra all-inclusive resort network. I won't comment on the rooms, restaurants or other service, other than to say it is 6 star quality! Jamaica is not known for diving, but as I had done a resort course 20 years ago at Ocho Rios, I wanted to see what had changed in that time. As part of the price you pay for your Sandals package, you get 2, 1-tank boat dives a day. Dive times for certified divers were 9AM and 2PM, with classes diving at 11AM and private dives possible at 8AM. Things run on island time, so the schedule w ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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