Scuba diving in Throne Room
The Throne Room is a breathtaking dive site located in Negril, Jamaica. Diving starts at the crack in the reef wall, which serves as the entrance to the wide cave. The walls of the cavern are fully covered with descending layers of corals and many types of underwater plants. The main attraction of the cave is a colony of big orange elephant ear sponges that looks like a throne. While diving at this site, divers should be very careful not to damage the plants covering floor or ceiling, because it may result in significant reductions in visibility.
When to go
Negril has a tropical climate. The air temperature is approximately the same throughout the year, around 25-27C/76-81F. October is the wettest month. The average water temperature is 25-27C/76-81F peaking in July (29C/84F).
What to see
Turtles, coral shrimp, barracudas, nurse sharks, trout, octopi, eels, stingrays, and snapper are frequently encountered while scuba diving at the Throne Room. The enormous variety of corals and sponges make every dive at this site interesting and unforgettable.