diving in negril, jamaica

Dive guide of Negril

Negril Diving

Negril is one of the most famous places in Jamaica that offers a unique underwater experience. Negril underwater life challenges divers to explore its breathtaking caverns, caves and wonderful aqua life. The waters are calm most of the times; allowing you to enjoy its warmth, observe coral reefs and other marine life.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with the Negril's local dive center for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Visibility often averaging: Visibility is 100 feet (30 meters) or more

Possible to dive all year round

Negril attracts visitors interested in scuba diving and snorkeling from all over the world, offering a great opportunity to explore the Caribbean aqua life at its very best. Negril dive sites reveals underwater mysteries for beginner and experienced divers as well, through its shallow, deep and man made dive sites. You will enjoy the beauty of the marine life in Negril by exploring its interesting caverns and caves. These caves are filled with all kinds of sea life. Beautiful sponges are spotted in sites like Throne Room caves with extraordinary colors. Eels and sharks inhabit Rock Reef and the Sharks Reef. Negril is well-known for its designed marine parks, and the authority in Negril tries its best to keep these parks and build new artificial reefs to help increasing the numbers of fish and other marine life.

Some of Negril dive sites are:

Fish Pond, a 30 feet (9 meters) site, allows beginner divers to explore the beauty of Negril. This site is inhabited by sea horses, lettuce sea slugs, mackerel and many other small marine lives.

Fanta-Sea, is a beautiful reef full of little creatures waiting for divers to discover. It is 30 feet (9 meters) under the water.

The Hunt is about 45 feet (14 meters) dive site. You will enjoy exploring its holes, finding nurse sharks, turtles, mackerel and snappers.

Arches is just minutes away from the shore, at about 45 feet (14 meters) under the water. It gets its name from caves and arches in it. It is home to yellow-headed jaw fish, garden eels, morays and lobsters.

Shark's Reef as you may notice from its name is home to nurse sharks. There is also a variety of coral with different attractive colors.

Throne Room is at depth of 65 feet (20 meters). It is a remarkable site on which you will enjoy tube and yellow sponges growing on its walls from the floor to the ceiling. Also it’s home to turtles, coral shrimp, dolphins, barracuda, variety of fish and sometimes nurse sharks are seen there.

King Fish Point is best for experienced divers. It begins at 70 feet (21 meters) then it drops to 130 feet (40 meters). It is home to big creatures like large snapper, parrotfish, gorgonians and sponges.

Deep Plane is at 90 feet (27 meters) under the water. It is a man made site covered with coral, sponges and attracts abundant fish. You can see plenty turtles, barracuda, spadefish, and the territorial ocean triggerfish.

Shallow Plane wreck is a site of approximately 60 feet (18 meters) deep. It is best for beginner divers.

Tug Boat is an artificial reef that was made in the year 1993 with a sunken boat. It has become home to lots of sea creatures. You will see barracuda, scrawled filefish, and eagle ray in the area.

Golden Gates is a 60 feet (18 meters) site. It is rarely visited because it is near a fresh watershed. Its structure allows the growth of marine life like crabs, octopus, green moray, eagle rays and.

Coral gardens are not far from the shore. It is a shallow dive and snorkeling area. Elkhorn, staghorn, brain and Star coral form this reef. A variety of fish life maybe seen here such as filefish, angels, triggerfish and fairy basslets. It is about 40 feet (12 meters) deep.

A wee Moway is a shallow reef located south of Thorne Room. You can pet tamed stingrays by approaching them slowly. You may also see eagle rays at night. This site is at depth of 20 –50 feet (6-15 meters).

Treasure reef is a great place if you are interested in seeing eels, basslets and large star coral heads.

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