Scuba diving in Sunken Plane
Sunken Plane is a diving paradise of Montego Bay recommended for divers of all levels who come to Jamaica to experience some wreck diving. The major attraction here is a huge plane, lying in the depth of crystal clear turquoise waters, which sank long ago and became a part of the underwater landscape of this dive site. Experienced divers are even allowed to enter the plane at a few entry points and examine the inside of the wreck. This plane wreck is covered with basket sponges, black corals and purple fans, which have become a home for such species as parrotfish, porcupinefish, snappers, lobsters, starfish, tobaccofish, grunts and myriads of tropical fish. The larger fauna here includes reef sharks, nurse sharks, sting rays, barracudas and eels.
When to go
Located in the west of Jamaica, Sunken Plane dive site attracts divers throughout the whole year. The best time to come here is from July till September which are the warmest months of the year, but can also see some hurricanes visiting the island. The average air temperature ranges between 26C/79F and 29C/84F, while the water temperature is usually around 26C/78F-28C/82F. The water visibility at Sunken Plane dive site is quite high and can reach up to 98ft/30m during the favorable season.