Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean. This beautiful
is made up of plains, mangrove swamps, rivers that flow through the
and a tropical rain forest.
Although we have' not found too many wreck sites being used by sport
divers in Jamaica, the island is full of coral formations, caverns
for divers to explore. Jamaica does have many more wrecks and as
divers travel to the island, these will be found, explored and
For more information about Jamaica visit the Jamaica Board of
Tourism’s official website –
Although the wreck of the Ann Bonnie is not the remains of a
shipwreck, it is a good wreck for newly certified or resort course
The wreck is 50 foot long and is actually a boat sunk by a local
resort, and has
been modified to look like an old pirate ship. The Ann Bonnie even
cannons mounted to her decks. Granted they are concrete
but their presence still gives divers a nice photo opportunity' The
Bonnie is in 30 feet of water and visibility on the site is best
crystal clear. For information on a trip to this wreck contact the
Caribbean or Jamaica Jamaica.
This old freighter was abandoned and left rusting in the harbor
Harbor Master scuttled her in 1980. She can now be found resting
South Key and South East Key in Kingston Harbor' This site must be
on a calm day and unless you are familiar with the area it is a hard
to find. Depth at the site ranges from 60 to 70 feet and visibility
described as murky.
La Domicano was a three masted schooner sunk in 1951 by a hurricane'
She can now be found inside Kingston Harbor off the old airport
Depth on the wreck ranges from 20 to 30 feet and visibility is
only two to three feet. This dive should only be attempted by
divers due to the poor visibility and the amount of nets and
fishing lines that cover the wreck, creating possible snags.
The remains of two small Cessna aircraft can be found off the
of Jamaica in Negril. The Planes were abandoned and had been left
at the Negril Airport. After hurricane Gilbert roared through the
planes *.t. damaged beyond repair. In December of 1988, a local dive
operation sunk the wreckage. One Cessna can be found intact at a
of 50 feet on a sand bottom just next to a reef. The second Cessna
resting in 90 feet of water.
The Texas was a British Mine layer which was sunk by collision in
The 100 foot long wreck is now sitting upright in South Kingston
Divers will reach her smoke stack in 80 feet and her propeller in
of water. Divers will also find an anti-aircraft gun still mounted
forward deck. The area has no noticeable current, but is located
shipping lanes. Anyone who would like to visit this site would have
rent a boat from Port Royal and check with the harbor master for a
shipping forecast. According to Peter Espeut, diving officer for W.I.
University, the exact location of the wreck can be obtained from the
University of the West Indies Sub Aqua Club by contacting the
See all of
Jamaica's rich history while staying at one of many
Negril resorts from Grand Pineapple and enjoy world class comfort.
information and images for the Caribbean section of this site was
taken with permission from the book Tropical Shipwrecks by Daniel
and Denise Berg.
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