Discover the Port Royal Cays
 

Discover the Port Royal Cays is a dive experince like no other. The unexpected beauty of reefs and wrecks that lie beneath the waters that surround the Port Royal Cays is a welcome escape from the fast pace of Kingston. This experience is only 25 mintues drive from down town Kingston and a short boat ride out of the Kingston harbour from Port Royal. The Port Royal Cays dive sites are a mixture of drop offs, shallow reefs,  deep and shallow ship wrecks. Visibility is generally good and varies by site and dependent on weather conditions. 

Dive Sites

 

 

Maiden Cay Wall

 

Depth Range:              50-60 ft (15-18 m)

Currents:                      Light

Classification:             Open Water

Dive Type:                    Boat 

 

This wall is a good site to see juvenile lobsters, spotted drums,  brain coral and lionfish. The visibility varies with weather conditions. It is recommended that divers practice good buoyancy control and dive closer to the wall to see the many critters that live there.

Cayman Trader Wreck

 

Depth Range:              35-40 ft (11-12 m)

Currents:                      Light

Classification:             Open Water

Dive Type:                    Boat 

 

Discover the Port Royal Cays is a dive experince like no other. The unexpected beauty of reefs and wrecks that lie beneath the waters that surround the Port Royal Cays is a welcome escape from the pace of Kingston. This experience is only 25 mintues drive from down town Kingston and a short boat ride out of the Kingston harbour from Port Royal. The Port Royal Cays dive sites are a mixture of drop offs, shallow reefs,  deep and shallow ship wrecks. Visibility is generally good and varies by site and dependent on weather conditions. 

Drunken Mans Cay

 

Depth Range:              35-40 ft (11-12 m)

Currents:                      Light

Classification:             Open Water

Dive Type:                    Boat 

 

Discover the Port Royal Cays is a dive experince like no other. The unexpected beauty of reefs and wrecks that lie beneath the waters that surround the Port Royal Cays is a welcome escape from the pace of Kingston. This experience is only 25 mintues drive from down town Kingston and a short boat ride out of the Kingston harbour from Port Royal. The Port Royal Cays dive sites are a mixture of drop offs, shallow reefs,  deep and shallow ship wrecks. Visibility is generally good and varies by site and dependent on weather conditions. 

Texas Wreck 

 

Depth Range:              85-100 ft (26-30 m)

Currents:                      Medium

Classification:              Advanced

Dive Type:                    Boat 

 

Approximately four miles from Port Royal lying 100ft beneath the sea is the shipwreck "Texas". Call it an oasis or a FAD (Fish Aggregating Device), this wreck gives real meaning to the phrase "Everything is bigger in Texas". There isn't anything much around it in terms of coral formation and shelter, so everything gravitates towards Texas for habitat, refuge, and the big boys come to hunt for their food. Admittedly the water is on the murky side with visibility on a good day being approximately 30 feet, but despite being a tad creepy, it is more than worth it. On the way down at the start of the dive, there isn't much to see. You know there is something close at about 40 feet when the smaller tarpons start circling curiously. At 60 feet the ship's smoke stack becomes visible and with it, schools of bait fish and large snook. When you reach the hull at 85 feet...WOW. Massive tarpons and barracuda swim around with the snook. Then comes the real spectacle of the dive. Cruising around in the hull are crevalle jacks that must weigh no less than 300 pounds. Truly amazing. Not for the faint of heart... Do you have the mettle? We will take you there. Come dive with the Yardie Divers.

BLack Tip Wreck
 

Depth Range:             80-120 ft (24-37 m)

Currents:                      Moderate

Classification:             Open Water

Dive Type:                    Boat 

 

One of the deepest wrecks on the south coast at 120ft, the Black Tip is a spread out over a sandy seafloor and is the only object for fish and lobster to aggregate to it.  The juvenile fish which call the ship home stay close to the wreck to be safe from the Barracudas and Snappers that patrol the wreck. The visibility allows all the of the wreck to be seen from 80ft. Two large tanks 20ft in diameter sit at the centre of the wreck seperating the bow and the stern. Rails that once served to protect sailors now are now converted to holders for coral.

Edina Wreck
 

Depth Range:             85 ft (25 m)

Currents:                      Moderate

Classification:             Open Water

Dive Type:                    Boat 

 

The Edina wreck is another beautiful site that stil has intresting bits of the ship still visible. These metal structures allow lionfish to hide and prey on the fish to be found at this site. The old structures have long been coverd with coral and sponges of all colours.

Don Quarry Pillars

Depth Range:             50ft - 100ft (15m - 30m)

Currents:                      Moderate

Classification:             Open Water

Dive Type:                    Boat 

 

Don Qarry Pillars is a beautiful site that has a very unique reef structure. Pillars rise from the sea floor and serve as habitat for all different species of fish and coral. Swimming between the pillars and looking up gives the feeling of looking up at skyscrapers.  The pillars are covered with coral and sponges of all colours. The spur and groove formation at this site allow you to explore numerous hiding spots for lobsters and other critters.