The 'Get Wet' Club!

Houston Divers Ja-Make-It
 © Copyright 2004   Bill Jones    World Rights Reserved

Runaway Bay, Jamaica.  The Scuba Guy and dozens of Houston area divers landed in Montego Bay on July 30 and took the beautiful ride along the north shore to Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club near Ocho Rios.  The divers enjoyed the long and lavish buffets and fine international dining in anticipation of their diving adventures yet to come.  Dirty Bananas and Piña Coladas from the hotel’s all-inclusive bars were popular refreshments as the group enjoyed the resort beaches each afternoon after diving.

Serviced by the on-location PADI 5-Star Gold Palm Dive Center, the travelers did dives along the limitless 180 foot walls and reef dives from 50 to 90 feet.  Water temperatures were a consistent 84 degrees and visibility was well over 150 feet.  The Scuba Guy swam with the turtles and everyone enjoyed the abundant amount of reef fish.  The reefs seem more beautiful than ever.  A late night dive revealed Jamaica's underwater secrets.

Tucked away on the finest beach on Jamaica's famous North Coast, Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club remains the home of the best Scuba Diving in Jamaica and one of the world's truly great escapes.  Encompassing more than twenty lush green acres, the resort feels worlds away from reality.  There is a gentle fragrance of tropical flowers coupled with the collage of the blue skies, white sand, and aqua-blue water.

After the diving each day, the group split up with some laying on the beach, some going to town for shopping, some making afternoon boat and shore dives, and some relaxing in one of the hotel bars.  Divers played golf, tennis, and one of our group took trapeze lessons.  Some of our divers made the trek to Dunn's River Falls, one of the most popular tourist spots in Jamaica.  The group met for dinner and dancing each evening.

The divers are already talking about going back next year.

Editor Note:  Bill Jones, The Scuba Guy, is a PADI Master Instructor and a Published and Award-Winning Writer