Scuba Diving Near Negril

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Some of the best diving in Jamaica is available in the waters that surround Negril.  Caverns, caves, and a vibrant marine life abound, allowing divers to enjoy a magical underwater experience.  Visibility can be up to 100 feet in many locations, and dive sites range from depths of 30 to 130 feet. 

There are 9 dive services and at least 5 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

Couples Swept Away Diving

If you want to go diving, you might want to contact Scubacaribe Negril. Around Negril, you'll find a number of various dive sites which Scubacaribe offers dive trips to. Some of the favorites are Deep Plane, Fanta-Sea, a gorgeous coral reef, and Tug Boat, a sunken boat. They are located in Negril.

Another option is Beaches Negril Diving. This famed all-inclusive resort offers one of the most comprehensive scuba diving and training programs around for both certified and beginning divers. They can be reached at (876) 957-9270.

A third good option is Negril Adventure Divers. Scuba certification courses are offered to all guests. PADI course include Discover Scuba Diver for beginners, the PADI Scuba Diver course, Divemaster, and more. They're found within Negril.

The chart just below lists a few details concerning the area's dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Negril
Name Phone Location
Beaches Negril Diving (876) 957-9270 Central Negril
Couples Negril Divers (876) 957-5960 Central Negril
Couples Swept Away Diving (876) 957-4061 Central Negril
Hedonism II Diving (876) 957-5200 Central Negril
Negril Adventure Divers (876) 487-0002 1.3 mi. North of Central Negril
Negril Fun Diving (876) 842-3155 1.0 mi. North of Central Negril
Sandals Negril Diving (876) 957-5216 Central Negril
Scubacaribe Negril (876) 509-0862 5.1 mi. North of Central Negril
Sea Shell Charters Diving (876) 875-4167 1.2 mi. West of Central Negril

Dive Services

The table directly below shows the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 80.0 $ 126.0
Double Tank Dive $ 70.0 $ 700.0
Night Dive $ 55.0 $ 70.0
Open Water Certification $ 350.0 $ 465.0
Single Tank Dive $ 40.0 $ 60.0

Dive Sites

A few details regarding some of the area's dive sites are provided in the table below.

Dive Sites Near Negril
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Booby Cay Good -- 60.0 -- 18.3377149646 -78.3479328
Coral Head Reef Good -- 60.0 -- 18.3023806 -78.347625732
Joseph's Cave Good All Divers 23.0 < 1 knot 18.2669197637 -78.3678174071
Samuel's Bay Marine Park -- -- 60.0 -- 18.381737 -78.313588
Tugboat Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 95.1 < 1 knot 18.2961103866 -78.356552124

To learn more about diving, including tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, check out our comprehensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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