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Cayman Islands

Devilishly deep drop-offs, wicked wreck dives and some of the coolest coral in the Caribbean have made the Cayman Islands a world-class dive destination.

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Cayman Islands Sea Life

The Cayman dive sites are accurately named for the dominant species of marine life found there. Snapper Hole, Hammerhead Hill and Stingray City speak for themselves. In other places, the water is a virtual mirror with silversides, awash with sea turtles and scattered in between is a moray eel or two. The rare blue parrotfish can be seen on the sites of Cayman Brac, if you can see past the enormous grouper.

In addition, shallow reefs house macro life in the form of invertebrates, nudibranchs and anemones, whose colorful fronds scoop, sway and retract in effortless precision. You’re also likely to see eagle rays, barracuda and lots of tropical fish, such as sergeant majors, damselfish, grunts, butterfly fish, angelfish and yellowtail snappers.

How to Get There

Much like the underwater environment, the terrestrial life of all 3 of the Cayman Islands is thriving and an important part of topside tourism. The iguanas of Little Cayman are a must-see, the parrots of Cayman Brac should be added to that list too and the Seven Mile Beach is the epitome of unspoiled beauty. Rum is highly celebrated in the Caymans, and many activities revolve around the history, the culture and the culinary spin-offs of the spirit. So make sure you visit a distillery to taste what the pirates made famous.

In addition, the Turtle Farm on the northwest tip of Grand Cayman is a great place to see hundreds of green sea turtles. “Hell” is a group of short, black, limestone formations northwest of West Bay on Grand Cayman. Hiking, bird watching and climbing the bluff are popular activities on Cayman Brac. Finally, the Booby Pond Nature Reserve on Little Cayman provides a habitat for red-footed boobies, other shore birds and a high diversity of native plants.

Best Scuba Diving in Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman

Prepare yourself for endlessly clear water and bright, sunny skies. The Divemasters are as warm and accommodating, as the Caribbean Sea, and are ready and willing to take you on spectacular dives.Don’t miss out on Grand Cayman’s most famous dive, Stingray City. Here, throngs of stingrays congregate, hoping for a quick meal. These rays are so used to people that you...

Little Cayman

While the island is small, dive sites are plentiful around Little Cayman. During November to April, water temperature ranges between 78-82°F (25-28°C) and visibility is great at 60-100ft (18-30m). Most of the dive sites are close to the island and easy to dive. As the island is at sea level and fringed with beaches, many dives start right from the shore.  Dive...

Cayman Brac

There are more than 50 dive sites around Cayman Brac so there are plenty of choices for new and experienced divers alike. November to April is high season at Cayman Brac but for diving, the seas are calmer and visibility better from May to July. The island has been hit by hurricanes so do check out the weather forecasts before booking a trip especially from July to...