Lake Michigan, the second largest of the Great Lakes of North America by volume and the third largest by surface area, is actually the only one located entirely within the United States. Over the years, a large number of ships have sunk in the Straits of Mackinac, due to sudden and harsh storms. The Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve accommodates more than thirteen shipwrecks. One of them is the Minneapolis wreck.
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Scuba Diving in Tug Boat, Negril, Jamaica
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.
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