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Dive Review of Scubacaribe/Riu Palace in
Jamaica/Negril area

Scubacaribe/Riu Palace: "pleasant if unexciting", Dec, 2015,

by George Lynch, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8778.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Egypt Red Sea, Taveuni and Ringgold Islands Fiji, Palau, Sipadan, Kenya, Zanzibar, Hawaii (Big Island), Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Cayos Cochinos and Roatan Honduras, Belize, Phuket Thailand, Akumal and Cozumel and Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Sangalakhi Island Indonesia, Costa Rica
Closest Airport Montego Bay Getting There small airport at Negril, but easier just to drive from Montego Bay - roughly 1.5 hours depending on traffic

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions One wreck dive to about 90' others about 60' from my limited knowledge (stopped diving with this shop after having to ascend at 35 minutes with 1800 PSI on fourth dive for no evident reason).Another dive was for 60 minutes, after fellow-diver complained about short dive times (of 40 min typically).
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No special services that I noticed. ... 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 4 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 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Not primarily a dive destination and severely fished out, but dive sites easily accessible, and water was warm, very calm when I was there - didn't need a wetsuit, and visibility was very good, so diving was pleasant if unexciting. Operator evidently used to very inexperienced divers: a bit offic ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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