6 Best Dive Sites in Jamaica in 2024




🌴 Jamaica offers scuba divers warm Caribbean waters, colorful coral reefs, and an abundance of marine life. Often underrated as a scuba diving destination, Jamaica is a great spot for both beginners and experienced divers.

The 6 Best Dive Sites in Jamaica

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Arches, Negril

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Dive Type:
Boat Cavern Salt water Swim through

Arches, Negril Dive Site

The Arches is an incredible dive site featuring amazing rock structures and swim-throughs. With typical visibility ranging up to 100 ft (30 m) and an abundance of fish and coral species, this site is not one to be missed. Be sure to keep a lookout for nurse sharks hanging out under the overhangs.

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Wreck of the Kathryn, Ocho Rios

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Dive Type:
Boat Deep (80ft/24.5m) Salt water Wall Wreck

Wreck of the Kathryn, Ocho Rios Dive Site

This WWII Minesweeper was intentionally sunk in 1991 to create an artificial reef and attraction for divers. The wreck is encrusted with plenty of corals and sponges creating a home for many reef fish. Experienced divers may penetrate and explore the inside of the wreck including the wheelhouse.

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Widowmaker's Cave, Montego Bay

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Dive Type:
Boat Cavern Salt water Swim through

Widowmaker's Cave, Montego Bay Dive Site

The Widowmaker's Cave is a narrow tunnel starting at 35 ft (10 m) and ending at 80 ft (24 m). The caves incredible topography and countless crevices and cavities to explore make this a very popular dive site.

Remember your dive light and be sure to practice your best finning techniques to not stir up the bottom.

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The Throne Room, Negril

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Dive Type:
Boat Cavern Salt water Swim through

The Throne Room, Negril Dive Site

Famous for its deep underwater cave known as the Throne Room, this site offers a thrilling swim-through and diverse marine life. The cavern walls are covered with corals and you’ll see large orange elephant ear sponges that are said to resemble a throne.

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The Caves, Negril

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Dive Type:
Boat Cavern Salt water Swim through

The Caves, Negril Dive Site

This dive site features a series of interconnected caves and tunnels with openings at different depths, providing an exciting and unique diving experience.

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English Reef, Treasure Beach

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Dive Type:
Boat Salt water

English Reef, Treasure Beach Dive Site

English Reef is a lesser-known dive site in Jamaica but well worth the visit. Boasting visibility of over 80 ft (24 m) and an impressive reef, this site is suitable for both beginners and experienced divers.

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