Scuba diving in Big White
Big White is available for divers of all levels who want to explore the beauty of the marine life here. Its name has nothing to do with the underwater topography though, but originates from the steep white cliffs along the shoreline. The highlight of this dive site is the large wall with a healthy beautiful reef with some impressive stands of pilar coral along its top. There are also interesting caverns around here, which are full of various tropical fish. The common species here include parrotfish, lionfish, starfish, barracudas, nurse sharks, moray eels, stingrays, lobsters and French grunts. The reef is full of various corals, sponges, gorgonians, sea plums and purple fans. The beauty of colors and shapes of Big White makes it a perfect spot for underwater photography.
When to go
Big White is an exciting dive site in the west of Jamaica that attracts divers all year round. The warmth of the water combined with favorable air temperatures make diving comfortable here at all time even without a wetsuit. The average air temperature is around 79F/26C-84F/29C, while water temperature goes between 78F/26C and 82F/28C. The visibility is high here and can be around 98ft/30m during the season. The best months for diving here are July, August and September.
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