Scuba Diving Near Montego Bay

Photo credit: © Kellys Watersports
 

One of the main dive destinations in the island, Montego Bay's waters feature dive sites which range in difficulty level allowing beginners and advanced divers to enjoy a bit of a challenge.  Montego Bay is home to the Mobay underwater marine park, which is an especially popular dive destination filled with finger reefs and cliff drops. 

There are 5 dive services and at least 5 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Kellys Watersports

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to contact Kellys Watersports. Through their extensive offering of PADI certification courses, divers at every level can learn a little something about the sport. Daily open water dives are available, and if you're traveling with folks who don't want to dive, they may want to participate in a snorkeling tour or ride on the glass bottom boat. They are found within Montego Bay.

A second option is Dive Seaworld. Beginners can hop in the pool and find out if scuba is for them with a free introductory course. If you want to pursue open water dives, you can sign up for the resort scuba course, and those who have already gained various levels of certification can continue their training with Dive Seaworld. You can call them at (876) 953-2180.

A third option is Scubacaribe Montego Bay. One of more than 20 Scubacaribe locations throughout the Caribbean, this location in particular is popular among those staying at local area resorts not only for their scuba diving needs, but other watersports as well. They're found in northeastern Montego Bay.

Take a moment to look through the following chart for details concerning the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Montego Bay
Name Phone Location
Dive Seaworld (876) 953-2180 3.7 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay
Kellys Watersports (876) 893-2859 1.7 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Montego Bay
SNUBA Dive Experience (876) 818-2340 0.7 mi. Northwest of Downtown Montego Bay
Sandals Royal Caribbean Diving (876) 953-2231 2.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Montego Bay
Scubacaribe Montego Bay (876) 953-2180 3.8 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay

Dive Services

The following chart provides you with the approximate cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 100.0 $ 125.0
Double Tank Dive $ 90.0 $ 100.0
Night Dive $ 85.0 $ 95.0
Open Water Certification $ 450.0 $ 500.0
Single Tank Dive $ 60.0 $ 70.0

Dive Sites

View the following table to see some key facts regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Montego Bay
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Airport Wall Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 150.0 -- 18.500368 -77.929583
Dancing Eel Reef Very Good -- 35.0 -- 18.5154750233 -78.0240402222
Montego Bay Caverns Very Good -- 30.0 -- 18.5072971021 -77.9352159138
Montego Bay Dive Good All Divers 45.3 < 1 knot 18.4669715981 -77.936797142
Widowmakers Cave Excellent Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 90.0 -- 18.5369084734 -77.8875732422

For more information about diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read this detailed Caribbean diving page.

 

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