Scuba diving in Widowmakers Cave

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Advanced
Depth
Average: 59.04 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Current
None
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 65.6 ft
The Widowmaker's Cave got its name from the James Jones novel “Go to the Widowmaker”. The site is a cave that formed in a narrow cleft in the reef wall. The cave is shaped like a narrow tunnel with lots of crevices and cavities to be explored. The topography along the bottom is excellent, and there are always schools of fish around. This site is also good for underwater photography.

When to go

The air temperature is roughly the same throughout the year. There are two main seasons in Montego Bay. The warm season, which lasts from June to October, has an average air temperature of 31C/87F. The cold season lasts from December to mid-March, with an air temperature of 25-27C/77-80F. The average water temperature is approximately 26-27C/78-80F.

What to see

Numerous species of soft corals, gorgonians, sea fans, and sponges cover the site's rock walls. At Widowmaker's Cave, divers can see parrotfish, Creole wrasses, turtles, blue angelfish, snapper, and grouper.

Reachable from

Montego Bay

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