Water Sports Activities in Jamaica :: Jamaica Watersports
Jamaica has some of the best deep sea fishing that will satisfy any angler from beginner to season professional. Jamaican deep sea fishing is extremely popular among tourist and locals alike. Jamaica hosts two of the largest fishing tournaments, the International Fishing Tournament and Jamaica International Blue Marlin Team Tournament. These two tournaments are renowned for some of the largest blue marline fish caught in the Caribbean. The tournaments are held between September and October each year.
Bottom fishing is the act of fishing at the bottom of salt (marine) water or fresh water body. A common rig for fishing on the bottom is a weight tied to the end of the line, and a hook about an inch up line from it. Bottom fishing can be both done from boats and from coasts.
The Caribbean underwater geography create a rich marine environment for several types of fish such as the blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, mahi mahi, wahoo, barracuda, red snapper, grouper, bonita, shark, green jack, jack fish, yellow jack, kingfish, tarpon, striped tuna, black fin tuna and yellow fin tuna.
Dunn's River Falls is a famous waterfall near Ocho Rios, Jamaica and a major Caribbean tourist attraction. Dunns River Falls located in Ocho Rios a few miles from the city center. The Dunns River Falls cascade over smooth lime stone rocks, through the tropical rain forest all the way to the white sandy beach below. You can climb up the water falls which is 183 meters (600 feet) high. The falls are made up of limestone which tiers gradually allowing you to climb from the beach to the top, taking some of the most spectacular scenery along the way.
Climb aboard a glass bottom boat where you are present with the windows into the underwater world, experience the unique marine landscape filled with coral reefs and brightly colored tropical fish. See everything a scuba diver sees without getting wet on one of these amazing glass bottom boat trips. Cruise over the beautiful marine gardens which you can view from the boat through clear glass at the bottom of the boat. Where you can view the marine beautiful marine life and on some occasions feed the fish. Just below the surface of the water, the coral and fish appear magnified, as if they are right beneath the glass. The beautiful coral reef formations will mesmerize passengers of every age.
Jet-Ski is the brand name of personal watercraft (PWC) manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. The four stroke engines have come on since the late 1990s, with the help of superchargers and the like the engines can output up to 250 horsepower or more.
Parasailing is a popular sport (land and water) which you are attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. The rider is set aloft in the air as the boat or vehicle drives forward at a speed sufficient to carrying the parascender into the air. The Parasail is attached to a long towrope, which is pulled along, by either a boat or vehicle. Parasailing is also known as parascending. Once the parascender is aloft he or she has little or no control over the parachute and can just sit back and enjoy the flight.
Scuba diving is a method of swimming under water using specialist diving apparatus knows as scuba dive set. Scuba diving is an abbreviation of Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. The most commonly used scuba set today is the single-hose open circuit 2-stage diving regulator, coupled to a single pressurized gas cylinder, with the first stage on the cylinder and the second stage at the mouthpiece.
Snorkeling (snorkelling) is the practice of swimming on the surface of the water while equipped with a diving mask, snorkel (tube extend from the mouth to about six inches above the water) and swimming fins. A wetsuit or a dry suit will be required if you are swimming in cooler water. Swimming on the surface equipped with snorkeling apparatus allows you explore the beautiful coral reef and exotic fish.