Snorkeling Around Rose Hall

Rose Hall is a great destination for those looking to get in a small amount of snorkeling during their stay, but most agree the offerings are less than satisfying.  Fortunately, Montego Bay is within easy reach and one of the most popular snorkeling destinations on the island is located here.  

The snorkeling in Rose Hall is limited to a roped off area which consists of a man made reef of boulders that has a nice diversity of sea life.  Though coral is missing, there are pufferfish, stingrays, lionfish, grunts, and squirrelfish among others.

Most of the accommodations here provide their guests with snorkel gear if you stick to these waters, but if you want to up the ante of your underwater experience, you should rent a snorkel kit for around $20(USD) and head to Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay.  This is one of the best beaches for snorkeling on the island, and those who make the effort to visit are rarely disappointed.

Snorkeling Sites

If you'd like to see what's below the surface you might want to visit Coyaba Reef. The diverse underwater habitat that exists in this offshore reef includes chromis, parrotfish, wrasse, and more. Snorkelers should monitor conditions on a daily basis because the waters here can sometimes be rough. This snorkeling site is found a short distance away West of central Rose Hall.

Some key information about one of the best places to go snorkeling in this area are listed in the table below.

Snorkeling Sites Near Rose Hall
Site Location Island
Coyaba Reef 2.4 mi. West of Central Rose Hall Jamaica

Snorkeling Services

If you looking for a business offering snorkel rentals, excursions, or similar services, you should check out Dressel Divers Montego Bay. Only a short boat ride from Montego Bay is the Ding Dong reef; this snorkel site is ideal for first timers and experienced snorkelers. There is a depth range for 1-2m/3-6ft and an abundance of fish and coral. They are situated easily reached by taxi East of central Rose Hall.

The chart just below summarizes information regarding a firm that offers services related to snorkeling.

Snorkeling Services Near Rose Hall
Name Type Phone Location Island
Dressel Divers Montego Bay Snorkeling Tour Operator (+34) 963 561 496 4.6 mi. East of Central Rose Hall Jamaica

To learn more concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for beginners and "pros" check out our detailed guide to snorkeling in the Caribbean.

While Rose Hall may not have what avid snorkelers would consider to be the best offerings, you can still get a quick fix on days when you don't want to take a trip into Montego Bay for even better underwater sites to explore.  


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