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 dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators

If you're looking forward to diving, you should consider 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 located within the heart of Runaway Bay.

A second 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 reach them at (876) 633-4000.

Still 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. They're situated in the heart of Runaway Bay.

Check out the following table for details concerning dive service 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

Glance through the table below for an indication of what typical dive services cost 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 moment to look through the table below to see 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

For more information about diving, including useful tips and suggestions for both beginners and experienced divers, read this extensive Caribbean scuba diving article.


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