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Diving + Snorkeling in Jamaica

Dive Seaworld

Tel: 876 953 2180

Negril Scuba Center

Tel: 876 957 4425's insider take:

There are dive sites around the entire Jamaican coast, but some of the best underwater gardens of black coral, rope sponges, coral gorgonians, and the thousands of fish that live among them are near the resorts on the northern and western coasts. The waters of Montego Bay are a protected marine park where you'll find good visibility and exciting walls, as well as the ominously named Widowmaker's Cave, a tunnel that starts at about 47 feet and extends to a depth of 80 feet. One curiosity of diving in Jamaica is the number of airplane wreck dives, usually small twin-engine planes associated with daredevil after-dark runs carrying dubious cargo. One of these dives near Runaway Bay makes no bones about it: It's called the Ganja Plane Dive. Check in with Dive Seaworld or Negril Scuba Center about dive and snorkeling trips.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.