Top 5 Reasons to go Scuba Diving in Jamaica
Monday, Sep 21, 2020
Known as a diving paradise, Jamaica offers underwater adventures not to be missed. With so many stunning coral reefs to explore and colourful marine life to see, it's no surprise that scuba diving in Jamaica is one of the most popular attractions on the island! At Couples Resorts there is something for every level of scuba diver, whether you are beginner or advanced. Read on to find out our top 5 reasons to go scuba diving in Jamaica…
One of the most popular reasons to go scuba diving in Jamaica is the island's incredible water. Jamaica's tropical weather means year-round sunshine and a great impact on the water. The crystal-clear blue sea provides the perfect environment for scuba diving, with the water visibility usually between 70 and 100 feet (21 to 30 meters) and when the weather is especially good, it might exceed the 100 feet (30 meters)!
To make things better, the average water temperature surrounding the island is between 25°C / 77°F in the winter and 29°C / 84°F in the summer, meaning the water is typically warm and the visibility is excellent. With conditions like these, drivers can feel at ease in the water immediately.
The Marine life
The Caribbean waters of Jamaica boast some incredible coral reefs which are home to schools of vibrant tropical fish, turtles, eels, rays and even the occasional shark! Scuba divers come from all over the world to discover the beautiful marine life of the island.
The Diving Instructors
At Couples Resorts, all our scuba instructors are licensed. There is nothing they love more than exploring the underwater world with our guests. Friendly and knowledgeable, our certified PADI instructors will ensure that your dives are safe and enjoyable.
Popular Diving Spots
Jamaica offers some incredible diving spots for all levels, such as Coral Garden, home to colourful Jamaican reefs, and Fantasy Reef, boasting incredible tunnels and caves as well as beautiful coral formations.
For beginners, one of the best sites to try is the Surprise Reef, where you can get up close and personal with turtles and parrotfish.
If you are a more advanced diver be sure to visit Shark's Reef, an out-of-the-way site where nurse sharks lounge and large stingrays rest on the sandy bottom. There is also a night dive for those who feel a bit more adventurous, where you can see octopi or spotted drum fish.
Scuba Dive Programme
Are you a certified scuba diver or do you want to learn how to scuba dive? The Couples Resorts scuba dive programme is exceptional and caters to both certified and uncertified divers.
Certified divers can enjoy a complimentary PADI dive once per day. Uncertified drivers can look forward to participating in a complimentary course and one complimentary introductory dive. At Couples Resorts, every dive is customised to allow guests to get up close and personal with sea life.
Thank you for reading our blog 'Top 5 Reasons to Go Scuba Diving in Jamaica'. Are you dreaming of an unforgettable holiday? Contact Couples Resorts and start planning the holiday of a lifetime to Jamaica today.