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 4 dive services and a small number of dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're looking forward to diving, you might want to check with Scubaquatic Jamaica. Although the first Scubaquatic only opened its doors in 2007, the company has been so successful that locations have opened in about a dozen locations throughout the Caribbean. With a company such as this, you can be sure they hire highly qualified instructors and guides to make sure your experience is the best it can be. They are located in the heart of Runaway Bay.

Another option is Resort Divers Runaway Bay. Learn to dive with Resort Divers through any one of their numerous PADI certification courses, or, if you've already been trained, sign up for one of their thrice daily open water dives. Dive times are at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:30 p.m., and the center also offers night dives at 6:30 p.m. You can reach them at (876) 973-7866.

A third good 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. They're located in the heart of Runaway Bay.

Some key facts regarding the area's dive services are provided directly below.

Dive Operators Near Runaway Bay
Name Phone Location
Jamaica Scuba Divers (876) 381-1113 Central Runaway Bay
Jewel Runaway Bay Resort Diving (876) 633-4000 Central Runaway Bay
Resort Divers Runaway Bay (876) 973-7866 Central Runaway Bay
Scubaquatic Jamaica (876) 973-7000 ext. 500 Central Runaway Bay

Dive Services

The following table offers the approximate 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

Review the following table for some key facts 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

To learn more about diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, read this extensive Caribbean diving page.

 

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