Scuba Diving in Devil’s Reef, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Previous Experience:
Not Needed
Maximum Depth:
Marine Life:
Water Temperature:
27°C/80.6°F and 29°C/84.2°F
Jamaica is an island country located in the northern Caribbean Sea. It is standing south of Cuba and west of the Hispaniola Island, that contains the Haiti and Dominican Republic nations. The capital city of Jamaica is Kingston. Kingston is situated on the south-eastern side of the island.

Devil’s Reef is one of the best dive spots in Jamaica. It is standing on the northern side of Jamaica, near Ocho Rios. The maximum depth of this dive site is 61 m/200 ft. Although its nickname sounds quite dangerous, it is not. Actually, it’s a dive site feasible to all levels of divers. Even if you have never tried scuba diving before, don’t worry. There are friendly instructors, who will give you the appropriate tips. After that brief but also constructive training, you will be ready to dive at Devil’s Reef. Divers will meet rich marine life. Nurse sharks, scorpion fish, barracuda, lettuce sea slugs, sea turtles and various colorful corals in many sizes and shapes are some that should be mentioned.

The climate in Jamaica is tropical. So, the two main features of the weather are heat and humidity. The temperature averages between 22°C/71.6°F and 30°C/86°F. Water’s temperature fluctuates between 27°C/80.6°F and 29°C/84.2°F. Furthermore, Jamaica lies in the Atlantic Ocean’s ”hurricane belt”. Generally, the hurricane season lasts from June to November. In fact, the weather conditions during August and September are substantially affected by hurricanes. Rainfall is a usual temporary phenomenon all year round.

Jamaica is a great tourist destination offering many entertainment opportunities.