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“Sharkie's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Resort Divers and Watersports

Resort Divers and Watersports
Runaway Bay JMCAN20, Jamaica
876 881 5760
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Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Runaway Bay
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Owner description: We are a PADI 5 Star facility, located in beautiful Jamaica offering a wide array of scuba diving and watersports. We have locations in the tourist mecca of Jamaica and a new beach facility off the tranquil waters of Runaway Bay. We also offer free pick up service from area hotels and cruise terminals in both Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay and Falmouth.
Red Deer, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We went for 4 dives over our vacation with this company - all of which were amazing, I have nothing bad to say.
Our dive-master was extremely professional, knowledgeable and pleasant. He and the captain of the boat were amazing and worked very hard to ensure that we had a good time. I was expecting to be packing our tanks out to the boat, and back, as well as all of our equipment - we didn't even have to do that (we offered of course, but they said they'd prefer to do it).
Our dive-master wasn't pushy, did not pressure us to offer a tip.
Showed us some amazing dive spots - we were fortunate to see a Green Turtle (it was huge, and amazing), along with many other very cool creatures.
I credit this team for making this one of the most amazing vacations that I have ever had - due to our 2 days of diving with them.
I would highly recommend checking this place out. You'll be sad you missed it otherwise.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank 69DDW
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Maryville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great diving in Jamaica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Carnival cruise line didn't offer any scuba excursions in Ocho Rios, so I searched Internet to find a dive company in the area, and found Resort Divers. Contacted and arranged by Internet. Dive shop is about 20 miles from cruise ship terminal; Resort Divers will pick you up and return you for the cost of the gas ($30 for the 2 of us). Owner Everett Herron promptly picked us up and gave us a little info on the area and about Jamaica in general since this was our first visit. We were the only 2 divers on the boat; dove with Raymore a.k.a. "Dr Patience" who was indeed patient and polite. He gave us a few pointers on better buoyancy control during our surface interval. Warm water, plenty of varied coral, sponges, fish. Viz about 60 feet. Nice warm water shower back at the dive shop afterwards. And then, to top it off...Everett bought us a Jamaican lunch on the way back..."beef patty and Ting. He also took us to the ATM since it was a CASH ONLY dive shop and we weren't told that in the emails. Nevertheless, we will dive with them again on our next trip to Jamaica.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank KelSchMan
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Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
“Fantastic staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Some of the most patient people you'll ever dive with. We are just getting started in diving and this experience was so nice in comparisons to our other dives. We were just cattle at the other locations but here they made sure we had a great time. No hurry, mon.

Visited September 2012
Thank Ken S
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“fantastic operation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

i was there last month and received fantastic, friendly service.
the staff and Everet are all friendly and made me feel like a friend.
i will be back in a few weeks

Visited July 2012
Thank dsterrier
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Top Dive Centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Recently went to Jamaica on holiday. Stayed at the Gran Bahia, Runaway Bay. Nice Hotel, but the Dive Centre did not draw me, the on site staff really did not appear bothered.

Went diving with Resort Divers, their easy to find on the Net. What a great set ofpeople, never too busy to do anything for you, really helpful and always happy , made my holiday diving a pleasure.

Sharky the owner, picked me up every day required and I gained more knowledge from him, on the local area than any rep. He drove me round showing me local sites etc after diving. He also really took care of my son who became ill, taking me to chemist's etc to get medicines etc.

The Instructor, quite aptly named as "Dr Patience" was superb with my son who was completing his Open Water dives with a referal from Essex. Really careful and knowledgable.

Im a Dive Master, so know what I am talking about here.

Overall, they made mydiving experience a real pleasure and would recommend them to anybody diving around Runaway bay.

Visited July 2012
2 Thank Paul E
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