Every year people flock to Jamaica to frolic on the white sand beaches as well as to explore the world under the sea. You can have fun snorkeling in Jamaica as an easy add on way to play without any training or great added expense. This family friendly activity is a leisurely way to spend a few hours in the afternoon with nothing more than a mask and a snorkel, and maybe fins, which many a hotel offers as an included option.
The best snorkeling water is shallow, clear, and calm, which is why the waters around Negril are so popular. However, there are also a number of great snorkeling places in Montego Bay, for instance, Doctor’s Cave Beach is among one of the favorite spots because it is accessible, the mineral spring water is warm, and the underwater adventure amazing. Abundant sea life is also found around Ocho Rios but for beginners, we strongly recommend Negril. Because the waters are so calm and clear, people of all ages can enjoy snorkeling. If preferred, a person can snorkel out further from shore but because the waters are harder to manage it is recommended to hire a qualified snorkeling guide.