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. 

You'll find 5 dive services and at least 5 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators

Kellys Watersports

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to check with 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 in Montego Bay.

Another good 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. You can call them at (876) 953-2180.

A third good option is Sandals Royal Caribbean Diving. Beginning divers staying at Sandals will be able to participate in the daily Resort Scuba courses in the pool, which will then lead to the option of participating in a 40 foot deep dive. Those who have already received some level of certification can sign up for dives of between 28 and 100 feet deep, or choose to continue their education (most advanced courses include dives as part of the process) for an additional fee. They're located in northern Montego Bay.

The table right below has some key facts regarding the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Montego Bay
Name Phone Location
Dive Seaworld (876) 953-2180 4.4 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay
Dressel Divers Montego Bay (+34) 963 561 496 10.4 mi. East of Central Montego Bay
Kellys Watersports (876) 893-2859 1.7 mi. West-Southwest 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

Be sure to look through the chart below for information concerning the typical 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

Take some time to look through the table below to see some information regarding some of the area's major 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 concerning diving, including helpful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, read this exhaustive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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