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Diving in Negril
When to go to Negril
Negril offers its warm climate and clean waters to divers all year long. The air temperature remains quite constant at all times and averages to 26C/79F-29C/84F. The rainiest months usually happen to be May/June and October - December, while the hurricane months tend to be August and September. The water temperature stays around 26C/79F - 29C/84F, which makes diving comfortable in Negril at all the depths. The water visibility can reach up to 98ft/30m. Negril is more protected from the winds and currents than other diving destinations. What to see The inhabitants of the ocean floor here include yellow headed jawfish, garden eels, morays, lobsters, macherel, spotted drum fish, octopus and other species. Larger occupants of the local waters include nurse sharks, turtles, barracudas and parrotfish.
Scuba diving in Negril
Negril is located on the Western side of Jamaica. Ian Fleming International Airport is located in 195 km from it. Negril is a popular beach resort area in Jamaica with spectacular landscapes. The unspoiled and pristine nature in Negril is a distinctive feature of the place and creates an unusual charm. Long, white sandy beaches with luxurious, all-inclusive hotels and crystal-clear waters attract tourists to visit this place again and again. The resorts in Negril are often rated as having some of the top beaches in the world. The area south of Negril is known as “the Cliffs”. Rock formations stretch along the coast creating entertaining places for jumping and diving. The abundance of great diving sites around Negril attracts divers of all experience levels to this part of Jamaica. Novice divers can experience reef dives and some small wall dives, while professional divers can enjoy drift dives and some interesting wreck dives. The Negril Marine Park protects the rare species in the nearby waters, which allows seeing some unique fauna representatives and explore reefs in better condition than in other places. Most popular dive sites Famous dive sites of the area include Shallow Plane and Deep Plane with the wrecks of two planes, Fish Pond with lettuce sea slugs and myriads of small tropical fish feeding there, Arches, featuring natural arches and caverns, Throne Room, Shark’s Reef and Tug Boat with a wreck at the depth of 90ft/27m.