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Where to dive in the Caribbean: Jamaica

Diving in Jamaica

Jamaica attracts tourists not only with friendly climate, but also with its underwater riches. Similarly, as on many other Caribbean Islands, during diving in Jamaica you can start learning diving completely from scratch, or prove your existing skills in many conditions.

Diving conditions

The holiday – diving season lasts here throughout the year. The average temperature in the summer is 29°C and 25°C in winter. The differences are therefore not significant. You may be surprised by the fact that the water is the warmest in September – an average of 30°C, and the lowest temperatures are reached in February, less than 27°C. Available visibility is between 21 and 30 m.

The most attractive dive sites in Jamaica can be found on the western and northern shores of the island. The Negril resort in particular is worth mention. The exceptional condition of the nearby coral reef is largely thanks to the fact that the western coast is not subjected to as many harsh sea currents and winds as the northern part of the island.

Diving in Jamaica is hard to imagine without places such as:

  • The Throne Room – it is rich in diverse species of marine fauna: delicate black corals, rays, barracudas, moray eels, octopus, and even dolphins.
  • Montego Bay – it is a place where the concept of the protection of the seas takes on particular importance – due to the United Nations Convention on the law of the sea signed in 1982 and ratified by 168 countries.
  • Middle Shoal Reef – ideal for novice divers, in addition to the rich coral reefs, you will see numerous turtles and parrotfish.
  • Runaway Bay – there you will find 2 aircraft wrecks at a depth of about 20m, once used to transport marijuana.

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Curtis Walsh

Canadian, cold water lover. His diving adventure began while he was studying at University of Toronto. He did not suppose that diving would ever become anything more than just a passion. He likes especially Norway - fiords, theirs biodiversity and the beauty of Norwegian landscapes. He share his passion with the others working as diving instructor.

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