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. 

You'll find 11 dive services, a dive shop, and at least 5 interesting dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop worth looking into are provided here:

Dive Shops Near Negril
Name Type Phone Location Island
Sun Divers Dive Shop//12577 (876) 957-4503 0 mi. North of Central Negril Jamaica

If you're ready to take the plunge, you should consider Scubacaribe Negril. Specializing in a wide range of watersports, Scubacaribe is best loved for its extensive scuba diving program. Not only can you participate in daily dives, but it is also possible to train with knowledgeable PADI certified instructors. They are located in Negril.

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

A third good option is Hedonism II Diving. Known for its electric atmosphere, this adults-only resort offers a number of perks for its guests. One of them is an introduction to scuba diving, allowing guests to learn what it takes to explore the other world that lies unseen from the surface of the sea. They're found within the heart of Negril.

Take a look at the table just below to learn more about dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Negril
Name Phone Location
Beaches Negril (876) 957-9270 Central Negril
Couples Negril Divers (876) 957-3245 Central Negril
Couples Swept Away Diving (876) 957-4061 Central Negril
Dream Team Divers (876) 957-0054 Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Hedonism II Diving (876) 957-5200 Central Negril
Jamaica Scuba Divers (876) 957-4503 Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Marine Life Divers (876) 957-3245 1.3 mi. West of Central Negril
Negril Scuba Center (876) 957-4425 0.3 mi. North of Central Negril
Ocean Tours Water Sports (876) 957-4522 Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Sandals Negril Diving (876) 957-5216 Central Negril
Scubacaribe Negril (876) 509-0862 5.1 mi. North of Central Negril

Dive Services

Be sure to look through this table to learn more about 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

Some information regarding some of the area's dive sites can be seen right 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 snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our extensive guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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