Diving in Jamaica offers the chance to see rays, sharks, sea turtles, colorful fish and corals up close. Jamaica's crystal clear waters invite scuba divers to come back again and again to explore.
Be sure to go to the Arches and the Caves, incredible rock structures where you can see rays and sharks. If you’re a beginner, one of the best sites to try is the Surprise Reef, a pretty reef that is frequented by turtles and parrotfish.
Advanced diver? Don’t miss out on Shark’s Reef, an out-of-the-way site where nurse sharks lounge and large stingrays rest on the sandy bottom. While visiting Montego Bay dive the Wreck, a plane wreck lying at 18m. The many reefs within the bay are some of the best and healthiest in Jamaica, so take some time to explore these vibrant hideaways.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Getting to the island by air is an easy feat. Jamaica’s major airports are Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay and the Ian Fleming International Airport (OCJ) in Ocho Rios.
Another popular and soothing way to make your way to the island is via cruise ship.