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 6 dive services and at least 5 different dive sites in the area.
If you want to go diving, you can check with Kellys Watersports. Specializing in a variety of watersports including glass bottom boat tours, snorkeling, wakeboaring, and everyone's favorite, scuba diving, this popular facility thinks exploring local marine life is an important part of any trip to Jamaica. They are situated in Montego Bay.
Another good 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. They can be reached at (876) 953-2180.
A third option is Scubacaribe Montego Bay. Scubacaribe offers PADI certification as well as daily open water dives to such sites as Airport Cavern, Swim Thru Caves, and Sunken Plane. In addition to scuba diving, you can also participate in several other watersports including kayaking, snorkeling, and windsurfing. They're situated in northeastern Montego Bay.
Take a moment to read this table for details concerning diving services in the area.
|Barrett Adventures Scuba||(876) 382-6384||1.5 mi. South West of Downtown Montego Bay|
|Dive Seaworld||(876) 953-2180||3.7 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay|
|Kellys Watersports||(876) 893-2859||1.6 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|
Glance through this table for information concerning the approximate cost of typical dive services in this area.
|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|
Take a moment to look through the table just below for a few details concerning some of the area's major dive sites.
|Very Good||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||150.0||--||18.500368||-77.929583|
|Good||All Divers||45.3||< 1 knot||18.4669715981||-77.936797142|
|Excellent||Advanced Open Water / CMAS **||90.0||--||18.5369084734||-77.8875732422|
For more information concerning snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read this detailed discussion of diving in the Caribbean.
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