Where to go Scuba diving in Jamaica – Explore the waters!
The alluring Island of Jamaica has some of the most pristine coastlines and beaches in the Caribbean and as such is a haven for water-related activities among visitors and locals alike..
One such activity is Scuba Diving, if you are coming to Jamaica and want to explore the beautiful under-water, there are many places that will provide you unique experiences. Here are 5 of the sites that present exciting scuba diving opportunities in Jamaica.
Here are 5 of the sites that present exciting scuba diving opportunities in Jamaica.
SS Kathryn Wreck Ocho Rios
The waters of Ocho Rios are also excellent for scuba diving, and the site of the SS Kathryn Wreck is one of the best spots.
The SS Kathryn ship which was a world war11 marine sweeper was sunk purposefully to create an underwater reef.
Divers have the option to swim around the wreckage or to venture inside to explore the fascinating flora and fauna.
Some of the types of fishes that are found at this site are sponges, barracudas, and fully developed coral; it is undoubtedly a site to explore by both the curious diver and those who just want a fantastic diving experience.
Portland is a mostly unspoiled section of the Island and is blessed with natural attractions perfect for the visitor who wants to explore the natural side of Jamaica. The waters of Portland are also mostly unexplored and presents excellent opportunities for scuba divers seeking to find beautiful under-water attractions.
The waters of Portland are also mostly unexplored and presents excellent opportunities for scuba divers seeking to find beautiful under-water attractions.
The coral reefs of Portland are for the most part intact which results in a wide variety of fish life and other marine life being present in these waters making Portland a Scuba Divers dream.
Some of the best places to dive in Portland includes Frenchman’s Cove, the Blue Lagoon, and the Boston Bay area. These sites will provide scuba diving enthusiasts with top-notch diving experiences.
Widowmakers cave Montego Bay
Windowmakers cave in Montego Bay is the most popular diving attraction on the coast of Montego Bay, it is approximately 80 feet deep and is home to a vast array of marine life including barracuda fish, black coral, and parrot fish.
It is a thrilling and challenging dive site and is suited for experienced divers. If you are an avid scuba diver, you should not miss diving at Widowmakers cave in Montego Bay.
The throne room in Negril
The throne room dive site is located off the coast of Negril and is a deep cavern that extends to about 60 feet vertically.
It has a thrown like shape and is frequented by yellow sponges, nurse sharks, barracudas, eels and many other colorful fishes. This is another exhilarating dive site for you to explore in Jamaica.
The sunken city of Port Royal
The Port Royal of today is less than half the size of what it was before a devastating earthquake resulted in more than half of the city sinking into the ocean.
This is a perfect place for diving due to the rich aquatic, underwater flora and fauna present.
Scuba divers will also see some of the wreckage of the sunken city under the water if they dive far enough below.
This is another unique scuba diving location for the discerning diver who wants to explore the best diving sites in Jamaica.
These are five of the most interesting sites for scuba diving in Jamaica that we recommend that you try if you are seeking the best scuba diving experience on the Island.
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