Negril is a small resort town in western Jamaica. It’s known for its miles of beautiful coastline and sandy beaches, shallow bays with calm, turquoise waters. Seven Mile Beach, particularly the portion overlooking Long Bay is lined with bars, restaurants and resorts, many of them international and all-inclusive. Long Bay opens onto a lagoon protected by coral reefs and is a snorkeling and scuba-diving destination.
Among a mind-blowing variety of rich dive sites featuring planes, tugboats, spectacular reefs with a broad variety of marine life, our favorite spots are Archers Reef with its small airplane wreck and Shark Reef, as it’s covered with beautiful overhangs, providing the perfect hideaway for nurse sharks and small reef sharks.
IMPORTANT: All services in Jamaica are exclusively for RIU guests.
The full ReActivate program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. It’s mandatory if you haven’t dived for more than 2 years
Refresh your scuba diving skills. The ReActivate program is the perfect way to update your dive skills before jumping back into the water. It’s mandatory if you haven’t dived for more than 1 year and includes equipment assembly and review of basic scuba diving skills in confined water under the supervision of a PADI professional
The scuba diving in Jamaica is predominantly organized along the north and west coastline - this coincides with the major hotel and tourism areas of Montego Bay, Negril, and Ocho Rios. Many of Jamaica's shallow reefs are close to shore with short boat rides to many sites - perfect for beginners and novices. For the more experienced diver, the alluring Cayman Trench runs past the north coast, allowing deeper diving opportunities on the thrilling wall dives