The same Cayman Trench and currents that run by the Cayman Islands, Cuba, and on through the Bahamas is the same that passes only 5 miles to the north of the northern coastline of Jamaica. The varied coral and reef growth and fish population are one and the same giving a diver the variety of seeing many different underwater seascapes within a minimal amount of driving time on the highways.
Diverse Diving a Short Boat Trip Away
Port Antonio on the far eastern side of the Island has the most diverse diving of all. There is almost no current year round, and dive sites are no easily reached by no more than a 15 minute boat ride. Walls, ledges, swim-through caves, reef outcroppings, and plenty of drop offs that vary in depth from 40 feet to deeper than you would ever want to go. Not every day, but more often than not turtles, nurse sharks, hammerhead sharks, rays, dolphins, and manatees can all be spotted on a dive.
We recommended that if you do intend diving whilst on holiday in Jamaica that you only dive with companies that have been licensed both by the Jamaica Tourist Board and PADI. One such Port Antonio dive company that we can recommend following glowing recommendations from our guests is Lady G’Diver.
They are a PADI station with over 35-years experience of diving around Port Antonio. Led by Jan Lee Widener, a Master Scuba Diver, Lady G’Diver can accommodate beginners looking for perfect “schoolroom” sites as well as experienced divers across their 18 dive sites.
Their first dive is conducted at 11.00 am and then another dive is scheduled in the afternoon. One should be at the dive station about 20 minutes before the scheduled times.
Lady G’Diver also offers snorkel safaris and boat tour trips for those that prefer not to scuba dive.
For more information visit their official website