Montego Bay Marine Park Snorkeling
The 10th most popular snorkel dive spot in Jamaica.
Thursday 21 July 2016 06:46 GMT
On the north shore of Jamaica, the snorkeling in the Montego Bay Marine Park is very popular with tourists. The Montego Bay Marine Park spreads from Tropical Beach at the airport in the east to Rum Bottle Bay near Great River in the west. There are a large variety of dive sites, from shallow spur and grove reefs to vertical dropoffs. During Montego Bay snorkeling, you may encounter stingrays, eagle rays, turtles, angelfish and butterflyfish amongst the brain coral, elkhorn coral and sea fans.
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.
For the boat-accessed snorkeling dive sites, the Montego Bay Marine Park maintains 39 mooring buoys.
Note: With the recent increase in Lionfish sightings, the Montego Bay Marine Park is requesting that divers report any sightings of the Lionfish to (876) 952-5619.
Overall, Montego Bay Marine Park is the 10th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Jamaica. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Montego Bay Marine Park including Doctors Cave Beach, Coyaba Reef, Royal Reef and Bogue Lagoon.