Planning to go to Negril and wandering if someone can tell me about swimming in the sea a couples Negril. How deep is the water exactly - does it go over ones head? I see that there are ropes which I assume you are suppose to stay within for swimming. Hope deep does the water go at the ropes? Last resort the water was only waste deep - what a dissapointment.
The water gradually gets deeper, and I think it got past 6' by the rope..but the rope is only there as a barrier for the wave runner/parasail vendors. You can go out as far as you like, and it's a smooth bottom, pool like clarity in bloody bay
cn is on bloody bay
it is calm and a flat exit out from the water line
the ropes 2 sets keep the jet skis and hustler at arms length
yo can probably walk 200 yards from the water line before it is over 6 feet deep. if you decide to swim out past the rope you will encounter the water sports which include the hobie cat kayaks and the dreaded jet skis
at the rope you are probably 5.5 - 6 feet deep
hope that helps
Although I have not been to CN I have been to the resort next door and can tell you that the beach and water are AMAZING!!! The powder soft sand goes out as far as you can touch. The water at the ropes was just over my head. (I'm 5'5) You will not be disappointed!
Question for those in the know: We've been to CSA in May/June, Aug, and Nov. I seem to remember the last time we were there, which was an August trip, the water was much more shallow than the other trips. I'm 5'8" and it was not even to my chest out at the rope. Does the depth change with the season? Or do you think it was because we were there a week after a hurricane? Someone mentioned the depth at the rope at CSA, so that made me go "hmmmm..." because of our last trip there. I remember being bummed it was so shallow that time.
There are two sets of ropes, parallel to each other. I swam lengths and snorkeled between the ropes, It was empty so i didn't bump into anyone on a float and the outer rope ensured I wasn't in the way of the jet ski's.