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 11 dive services, a dive shop, and at least 5 different dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

The dive shop you'll be able to find are provided in the table below.

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 go diving, you might want to check with 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.

A second option is Beaches Negril. Certified divers enjoy two one-tank dives a day as part of their stay. Those who need some training can complete the resort scuba course in the on-site pool, and then enjoy one one-tank dive a day. They can be reached 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 located in the heart of Negril.

The following chart offers some information regarding the area's dive services.

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 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

The chart below provides you with 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

The chart below shows a few details concerning 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 about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read this extensive discussion of diving in the Caribbean.


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