Jamaica Scuba Diving – From Kingston

Dive Sites and Tour Operators near Kingston

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A great island in the Caribbean for scuba diving, Jamaica offers over a hundred dive sites around the island. Near Kingston, and the lost city of Port Royal, there are over half a dozen dive sites just south of Kingston Harbour, including cays, a wall and many shipwrecks to explore.  You’re sure to enjoy a wide variety of marine life in the area…

Local Dive Boat/Tour Operators are listed below…

The best dive sites near Kingston / Port Royal Cays include (from north to south):

Don Quarry Pillars

  • This dive site has a max depth of 100 feet (30m) and features tall pillars that are home to coral, sponges, fish and lobster

Texas Wreck

  • This dive site, for advanced divers, has a max depth of 100 feet (30m) and features a large sunken ship which is now home to schools of small fish, along with some very large fish
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Maiden Cay Wall  

  • This dive site has a max depth of 60 feet (18m) and features a wall will coral and a variety of fish and lobster

Drunken Mans Cay

  • This shallow dive site has a max depth of 40 feet (12m) with light currents

Cayman Trader Wreck

  • This shallow dive site has a max depth of 40 feet (12m) with light currents

Black Tip Wreck

  • This dive site has a max depth of 120 feet (37m) and features a sunken ship which is home to coral, fish and lobsters

Edina Wreck

  • This dive site has a max depth of 85 feet (26m) and features the remains of a sunken ship along with the coral, sponges and fish who now call it home

Other popular dive sites in the area include Finger, Two Stones and Maiden Cay NW, as well as the mangroves of Kingston Cay.

Note: The majority of the information above has been extracted / summarized from the informative website of the Yardie Environmental Conservationists Ltd.

For Scuba Diving in / from the Kingston area, these local Boat / Tour Operators will take good care of you (Click on a Tour Operator name below for more details)

Yardie Environmental Conservationist [SUST-ECO]

  • Scuba Diving Services:
    • Discover the Port Royal Cays Dive (Various Dive Sites)
    • Discover Scuba Diving Course
    • PADI Certified Courses

BluFish Dive Center

  • Custom Dive Excursions
  • Swimming Lessons and Discover Scuba Diving Courses (in Ocho Rios)
  • A variety of PADI Certified Courses (in Ocho Rios)

Note: [SUST-ECO] signifies “Sustainable Eco-Tourism” as defined in our Sustainability page

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