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Location: Ocho Rios (Jamaica)
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Top Dive Sites (make sure you dive these!)
1 Katrina Wreck With 2 votes(s).
2 Katheryn - Minesweeper With 1 votes(s).

Marine Sightings:

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Species: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Visited Comments
April 2015 Canadian Wreck of a Minesweeper
Date posted: 07-Aug-2017 19:02 by: mazakdiver
September 2005 gotta see the falls!!!
Date posted: 03-Nov-2005 00:08 by: jamey
July 2003 I completed my advanced certificate and really enjoyed the experience although I was dissapointed with the state of a lot of the coral .There is a large amount of reef fish to see and the Katrina Wreck was fantastic but be warned this is my first and only wreck dive so far so I have nothing to compare it with
Date posted: 07-Jul-2005 15:41 by: Calumn

Wreck Dives:

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The Catherine
Ranked as OK by independant reviews Ranked as OK by independant reviews
The 140 ft. steel hulled ex-minesweeper was deliberately sunk by an Ocho Rios dive operator in 1991. It sits upright, with a slight list to starboard, in the middle of a large sandy area, which is covered by manatee grass and other algae at a depth of 50 ft (15m). The superstructure is completely intact and allows entry to its interior, which is spacious enough to move around.
12m / 39ft
15m / 49ft
Deliberately sunk: 01-Apr-1991 Wreck penetration is possible. Technical or decompression diving.
Diver reviews for The Catherine:
Nice easy dive
Date posted: 13-Mar-2012 21:16 by: ACM who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by ACMRanked as OK by ACM
Dived it twice in december 2007 once during the day once at night, Ideal first wreck dive or for more advanced divers a nice relaxing dive with easy swim throughs and good vis. As it's shallow you usually have plenty of air left after exploring the wreck and we were taken through some good coral canyons looking for Moray's Etc. Dived from Sandals Dunns River which has a really good dive staff.
Date posted: 18-Jan-2008 15:46 by: Neil who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by NeilRanked as OK by Neil
My first wreck dive. It was a nice comfortable dive with great visiblity. Was able to swim through wheel house and main cabin.
Date posted: 11-Oct-2007 20:57 by: Steve who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as Awesome by SteveRanked as Awesome by SteveRanked as Awesome by Steve
Did a dive on this wreck June 2007 while on my honeymoon at Sandals Dunns River, it is a nice relaxing dive. water temp was around 85F and vis was about 100ft
Date posted: 29-Jun-2007 15:53 by: Pete who thought that: Anyone can dive this wreck.
Ranked it as: Ranked as OK by PeteRanked as OK by Pete

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Rating: Ranked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviews95%
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Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna
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Banded Butterflyfish
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Basking Shark
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Bluntnose Stingray
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Bottlenose Dolphin
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Caribbean Reef Shark
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Caribbean Spiny Lobster
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French Angelfish
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Great Barracuda
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Great Hammerhead
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Green Moray
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Green Sea Turtle
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Hawksbill Sea Turtle
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Humpback Whale
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Leatherback Sea Turtle
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Loggerhead Sea Turtle
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Longlure Frogfish
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Longspine Porcupine Fish
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Manta Ray
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Nurse Shark
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Orca (Killer Whale)
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Pilot Whale
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Queen Angel Fish
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Reef Squid
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Scorpion Fish
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Sixgill Shark
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Southern Stingray
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Spotted Eagle Ray
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West Indian Manatee
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Whale Shark
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