Scuba diving in Chub Reef

Diver level
Average: 36.08 ft
Maximum: 45.92 ft
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 196.8 ft
Chub Reef is one of the marvelous dive sites of Montego Bay and gets its name from the large population of Bermuda chubs that inhabit this reef. Divers of all levels can enjoy the colorful reef, its sandy bottom is ideal for underwater photography. Divers also get a chance to explore numerous caves and caverns while on this dive. The depth of Chub Reef is around 35ft/11m-45ft/14m, while the currents here are moderate. Flora and fauna feature corals of all shapes and colors, algae, gorgonians, anemones, sea plumes, fairy basslets, squirrelfish, French grunts, sea cucumbers, horse eyed jacks, yellowfin mojarras, shrimp and arrow crabs. The larger species include sting rays, parrotfish, barracudas and even nurse sharks.

When to go

Situated in the western part of Jamaica, Chub Reef attracts divers year round. The best months to visit it are from December till January, as they are free from the hurricane season. This season generally takes place during the summer months. The average water temperature is about 26C/78F-28C/82F, while the air temperature usually ranges between 26C/79F and 29C/84F. The water clarity is good and its visibility can stay between 33ft/10m and 197ft/60m, which creates great conditions for underwater photography.

Reachable from

Montego Bay

Liveaboards with trips to Chub Reef

Reviews about Chub Reef

Do you have an insight or story on this dive site? Tell everyone about it.