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These are the most fun and unique water activities in Jamaica
Get out on the water
There are so many different ways to enjoy the water in Jamaica, from its beautiful beaches to its stunning rivers. Here are more than 10 fun water activities that make the most of the gorgeous scenery this country has to offer.
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Discover scuba diving
Have you always wanted to breathe underwater? Choose the Discover scuba diving program at Sandals and test out your underwater skills.
Get ready for cold drinks, sunshine and keeping an eye on your reel. The experienced captain and crew will take you to the best spot to catch blue marlin, wahoo, dolphinfish (mahi-mahi), tuna and sailfish.
Catamaran is from a Tamil word, kattumaram, which means "logs tied together," but these boats are much more advanced! The tours booked here often include snorkeling, dancing and cocktails, making for a fun day full of activities.
Your tubing adventure in the White River begins at the 17th-century Old Spanish Bridge. You'll twist and turn through an old coconut plantation and below bamboo, over mini rapids and along limestone riverbeds.
Take your diving mask, snorkel and fins to observe what happens beneath the sea. You can swim out from the beach or from a boat, but remember your sunscreen or perhaps wear a swim shirt or rash guard to avoid sunburn on your back.
Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert and science teacher who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.7 million views on her YouTube channel. She has won 5 awards from the SoCal and NAEJ Journalism Awards. Niver has written for WIRED, AARP, AAA explorer, American Airways, Ms. Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Teen Vogue, United Airlines and Wharton Magazine.