Best Josephs Cave Snorkeling

The 17th most popular snorkel dive spot in Jamaica.

  Negril, Jamaica


  June 23, 2016

Southwest of Negril on Jamaica, the snorkeling at Josephs Cave offer diverse marine life to observe. This dive site is located about 1.75 miles to the southwest of Negril. During Josephs Cave snorkeling, you may encounter butterflyfish, angelfish, wrasses, chromis, parrotfish, stingrays and turtles among the brain coral and elkhorn coral. The water depth ranges down to 25 feet deep.

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. The Rockhouse snorkeling dive site is located about 1.5 miles west-southwest of the middle of Negril.

If you are staying at the Rockhouse Hotel, try to get a bungalow near the restaurant for the best access to the best snorkeling.

Overall, Josephs Cave is the 17th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 20 snorkeling dives in Jamaica. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Josephs Cave including Rockhouse, Negril Marine Park and Booby Cay.

Local Contacts:  Jamiaca Tourism Board (876) 929-9200; Sunbaby Glass Bottom Boat (876) 485-4023; Sun Divers Watersports (876) 957-4503.

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

GPS:  18.266919, -78.3678174

Date Published:  1/5/2012

Date Updated:  6/23/2016

ID:  24764

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