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 12 dive operators, a dive shop, and at least 5 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop available can be seen 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
Couples Swept Away Diving

If you want to go diving, you might want to check with 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 good option is Negril Fun Diving. Negril Fun Diving offers many different scuba diving courses from all levels, including Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, Divemaster, and a refreshment course. As well as training courses, Negril Fun Diving also offers great opportunities to explore the ocean blue with their diving excursions that are only twenty minutes away from the center. You can reach them at (876) 842-3155.

A third 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. They're located in the heart of Negril.

The following table provides details concerning dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Negril
Name Phone Location
Beaches Negril (876) 957-9270 Central Negril
Couples Negril Divers (876) 957-5960 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 Fun Diving (876) 842-3155 0.9 mi. North 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

You can look through the following chart for an indication of what typical dive services cost 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

You can look at this table to see some key facts regarding some of the area's dive sites.

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

For more information concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, read this exhaustive Caribbean diving article.


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