Negril Marine Park Snorkeling

The 8th most popular snorkel dive spot in Jamaica.

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On western shore of Jamaica, the snorkeling at Negril Marine Park offers diverse marine life. During Negril Marine Park snorkeling, you may encounter pufferfish, blue tangs and angelfish. This 160 sq. km. park extends from Davis Cove RIver in Hanover Parish to St Johns Point in Westmoreland. It is maintained by the Negril Coral Reef Preservation Society.

For boat-accessed snorkeling along this predominately rocky coast line, there are 35 mooring buoys that were installed under cooperation with the Reef Relief organization. During Negril snorkeling, you may encounter stingrays, eagle rays, turtles, wrasses, parrotfish and angelfish within the brain coral and elkhorn coral formations.

To reach the snorkeling on Jamaica by air, you can use either Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) near Kingston or Sangster International Airport (MBJ) near Montego Bay.

Overall, Negril Marine Park is the 8th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Jamaica. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Negril Marine Park including Rockhouse, Booby Cay and Josephs Cave.


Local Contact(s):  Negril Coral Reef Preservation Society 876-957-3735; Jamiaca Tourism Board (876) 929-9200; Sunbaby Glass Bottom Boat (876) 485-4023; Sun Divers Watersports (876) 957-4503.

Recommended Book:  "The Ultimate Snorkeling Book" from Wes Burgess

Recommended Map:  "Jamaica Dive Map" from Franko

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Birds Nest Guest Rooms, Montego Bay

Luxury Loding:  Rockhouse Hotel (876) 957-4373; Negril Tree House Resort

Breakfast Restaurant:  3 Dives Restaurant, Negril

Article Source:   Best Negril Marine Park Snorkeling Review

GPS:  18.26547, -78.367506

Date Published:  1/3/2012

Date Updated:  8/21/2016

ID:  24364

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