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 10 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 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're ready to go diving, you should consider 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 situated in Negril.

A second option is Negril Fun Diving. Negril Fun Diving offers many different scuba diving courses from all levels, including Discover Scuba Diving, and Open Water. 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 Diving. 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're located in the heart of Negril.

A few details regarding the area's dive operators are shown in this table:

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
Dream Team Divers (876) 957-0054 Negril Beach Hotel Zone
Hedonism II Diving (876) 957-5200 Central Negril
Marine Life Divers (876) 957-3245 1.3 mi. West of 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

Dive Services

The chart directly below provides 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 key facts concerning some of the area's major dive sites are shown in this chart:

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 diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both beginners and experienced divers, check out this exhaustive discussion of scuba diving in the Caribbean.


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