Scuba Diving in Tug Boat, Negril, Jamaica

Skill Level:
All Divers
Maximum Depth:
Underwater Visibility:
10m/32.8ft and 30m/98.4ft
High Season:
May to June, October to December
Jamaica is an island country and its capital city is Kingston. Jamaica is situated in the northern Caribbean Sea. It is standing south of Cuba, south-east of the Cayman Islands and west of the Hispaniola Island. Jamaica is also the paradise for water-sport lovers.

Negril is a famous tourist destination in Jamaica. It is located on the western side of the island. Negril offers many leisure and sport activities to its visitors. Tug Boat is an interesting scuba diving site. The wreck lies at a depth of 29 m/95.1 ft, on the western coast of Negril. It was sunk in 1993 and now it is officially an artificial reef.

Divers can observe many kinds of fish, like barracuda and eagle rays. The underwater visibility, depending on weather conditions, ranges between 10 m/32.8 ft and 30 m/98.4 ft. Furthermore, the temperature of the water varies during the year. The maximum temperature can reach up to 21.1°C/70°F in winter, while the minimum temperature is about 26.7°C/80°F in summer.

Jamaica has a tropical climate. That’s why the weather is pretty good all year round with high temperatures. More specifically, the temperature averages from 22°C/71.6°F to 30°C/86°F. Divers can practice their favorite activity on this spot during all year.

However, the conditions are ideal during the two following periods. The first one lasts from May to June, while the second period lasts from October to December. Hurricanes may negatively influence the weather conditions with temporary rainfalls. Hurricane season officially lasts from June to November.

Finally, Tug Boat dive spot is a great place for all levels of divers. Don’t forget to book your dive in advance.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Sangster International Airport
76.6km/47.6miles, 1hour 16 mins
SangsterInternational Airport Montego Bay Jamaica 1. Head northwest 2. Turn left (the route of The Queens Dr) 3. Turn left into the The Queens Dr. Go through the National Land Agency (on ​​your left) 4. Open turn right to stay on The Queens Dr 5. Continue along Howard Cooke Hwy. Pass by Gas / Petrol (on ​​the left in 700 m) 6. Turn left into the Allice Eldemire Dr. Pass by Gas / Petrol (on ​​the right in 700 m) 7. Turn right at the Bogue Rd 8. Continue to A1 Go through the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton (on ​​your left at 24.6 miles) 9. The A1 turns slightly left and becomes Main St Pass by Cliff Theatre (on ​​your right) 10. Turn right towards Jamaica National Bldg Society to stay on Main St 11. Take the 2nd turning left to A1. Go through the Jewish Cemetary (on ​​your right just 750m) 12. Turn right at the Jan Elsner Rd Jan Elsner Rd
BY CAR FROM Norman Manley International Airport
243km/151miles, 3 hours 56 mins
Norman Manley International Airport Norman Manley Highway Kingston, Jamaica 1. Head west 2. Take the 2nd turning left the route of Norman Manley Hwy 3. Turn left (the route of Norman Manley Hwy) 4. Take the first left turn to Norman Manley Hwy 5. Turn left into the A4 6. Take the first left turn to stay on A4. Go through the Rockfort Mineral Spa (Bath) (On your right 2.4 km away) 7. Continue to Port Royal St Pass by Livingston Alexander and Levy (On the right in 700 m) 8. Turn right at the West St Go through Sampars Cash and Carry Succs. (On your left 550 meters) 9. Turn left into the W Queen St 10. In Heywood St, keep going towards Spanish Town Rd Go through the Denham Town Police Station (On your right just 850 m) 11. Slight left at Mandela Hwy 12. Slight left at T1 13. Turn left (the route A2) 14. Turn right at the A2 15. Slight right 16. Slight left 17. Sharp left (the route T1) 18. Turn left to enter the T1 19. Sharp right to A2 20. Continue to T1 Go through the HUB SITE_5 (On your right at 3.4 miles) 21. Turn left into the A2 22. Take the 2nd turning left to stay on A2 23. Continue straight to stay on A2. Go through the Total Gas Station (On your left at 12.5 miles) 24. Slight left to stay on A2 Go through 1 roundabout Go through Tatal Gas Station (On your right at 14.1 miles) 25. Keep left to continue to A2 26. Slight left to stay on A2 Pass by Shell (On your right at 6.3 miles) 27. Slight right (the route Brompton Rd) 28. Continue straight to Brompton Rd. Go through Kokojo Villa - Sandy Ground (On the left in 3.8 km) 29. Continue to A2 Go through the Savanna La Mar Public General Hospital (On your right at 39.2 miles) 30. Turn left at the Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril to A1. Go through Mary, Gate of Heaven (On your right at 2.7 miles) 31. Turn left into the Jan Elsner Rd Jan Elsner Rd
Sangster International Airport,
Norman Manley International Airport,

No train services available on the spot.


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