Scuba Diving Near Runaway Bay

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Many of the dive sites that surround Runaway Bay range from 30 to 130 feet deep.  They consist of your typical coral reefs and canyons, but here you will also find a unique double plane wreck at 75 feet deep as well as a Spanish anchor at 150 feet which is covered with multitudes of sponges. 

You'll find several dive operators and a small number of interesting dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you want to go diving, you can check with Scubaquatic Jamaica. In addition to PADI certification training at all levels, Scubaquatic offers daily open water dives at such locations as Pear Tree, a 49 foot Wall Dive; Dickies Reef, a 130 foot deep reef; and Nursery, a 40 foot wreck. They are found within the heart of Runaway Bay.

Another option is Jewel Runaway Bay Resort Diving. As part of their all-inclusive package, Jewel Resorts offers their guests a chance to participate in a Resort Dive Course in the on-site pool. Those who have already obtained certification may work with the activities staff to arrange a one or two tank open water dive. You can call them at (876) 633-4000.

Still another option is Resort Divers Runaway Bay. A PADI 5 Star dive facility, Resort Divers specializes in training divers of all skill levels as well as hosting fascinating underwater adventures on a daily basis. With 16 years of operation under their belts, this location is one of the best around. They're situated in the heart of Runaway Bay.

The chart below lists some information concerning area dive operators.

Dive Operators Near Runaway Bay
Name Phone Location
Jewel Runaway Bay Resort Diving (876) 633-4000 Central Runaway Bay
Resort Divers Runaway Bay (876) 973-7866 Central Runaway Bay
Scuba Jamaica -- Central Runaway Bay
Scubaquatic Jamaica (876) 973-7000 ext. 500 Central Runaway Bay

Dive Services

The following chart shows the typical cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 95.0 $ 100.0
Double Tank Dive $ 95.0 $ 115.0
Night Dive $ 60.0 $ 75.0
Open Water Certification $ 420.0 $ 480.0
Single Tank Dive $ 50.0 $ 65.0

Dive Sites

Take a minute to read the chart below to see details concerning some of the area's major dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Runaway Bay
Name Experience Max Depth Current Latitude Longitude
Breezes Runaway Bay Open Water / CMAS * 60.0 < 1 knot 18.4649609079 -77.3278713239
Runaway Bay Wall -- -- -- 18.4676138668 -77.3315257683

For more information concerning snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read our comprehensive guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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