ScubaDivingVacation.netDiving Resorts & Hotels In Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The former fishing village of Ocho Rios in Jamaica is now a popular vacation resort along the north coast of the island, and is easily accessible from the commercial and tourist hub of Montego Bay. Those looking for a scuba diving vacation in a resort with great nightlife and other local attractions, including the fabulous Dunn's River Falls, should take a look at the vacation resort of Ocho Rios. Affectionately known as Ochi, the holiday destination offers pleasant diving in calm waters and beautiful natural splendors. The many diving schools in the local area offer courses for beginners looking to grab the basics, tips for intermediate divers wanting to hone their skills, and organized dives to more tricky sites for the most experienced. All abilities and preferences are catered for in Ocho Rios, and the resort is a real alternative to the more popular and slightly more crowded Montego Bay.

There are plenty of easy dives, as well as more challenging sites, and the area boasts some great wrecks in varying depths of waters and plenty of marine life and vibrant colors. Accessible by boast, the Devil's Reef drops over 13 feet (4 meters) that are full of marine life. Divers see numerous natural sponges and coral, as well as barracuda and eels. Others like to try the Jack's Hall, at 39 feet (12 meters). There, scuba divers are awarded with plenty of brilliant photo opportunities with that submarine camera! There are plenty of different types of coral and sponges, as well as a variety of fish. Also in the area is the Runaway Bay, perhaps the most scenic of the dive sites in the area. There, barracuda mingle with sharks, turtles and eels to give a hive of activity in the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Elsewhere in Ocho Rios, intermediate and advanced divers will want to try the highly visited Kathryn wreck, which is a man-made site created by the deliberate sinking of a mine sweeper back in the 90s. It created a plethora of natural marine life who have gladly made the area their home, including plenty of fish. There are also dark coral formations growing on the sweeper. Nearby, a 59-feet (18 meters) deep reef known as Top of the Mountain attracts plenty of coral and sea flowers, as well as plenty of colorful fish. Beginners can practice what they learnt in their initial courses with a dive at Dickie's Reef and the Nursery 30, which are both perfect sites for safe diving and plenty of practice. Ocho Rios caters to divers of all abilities and skills, and is as a result the perfect place for a diving vacation in Jamaica for all the family!

When booking scuba diving vacations to Ocho Rios, tourists are spoilt for choice with the number of hotels and resorts in the area. Many prefer to opt for an all inclusive resort hotel, which enables divers to focus on perfecting their skills without worrying about cooking or cleaning a rented apartment. Such resorts include the all inclusive Breezes Golf and Beach Resort or the Boscobel Beach, as well as the villa suites of the Ciboney. Travelers that are more independent will perhaps prefer to hire their own villa or perhaps a vacation apartment at Colombus Heights or the Grand Lido Resort. Honeymooners looking for a bit of romance can choose from the Enchanted Garden or Couples Ocho Rios, while those with children can stay at the family friendly Franklin D Resort, with its own kids club and babysitting facilities. Whatever voyagers' vacation budget or reason for visiting Ocho Rios, there is accommodation and diving sites for every preference!

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