Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands are home to world class scuba and snorkeling sites, Grand Cayman diving operations, and dive vacations. With a year around temperature in the 80's, water visibility up to 150 feet, and some fantastic Cayman wrecks, the Cayman Wall, and plenty of experienced Cayman diving operators, you just won't find a better dive, beach and sun vacation anywhere.

Look anywhere in the Cayman Islands and you'll find Cayman diving sites and crystal clear water, with visibilities up to 150 feet and 200 marked Cayman dive sites, the Cayman Islands really delivers World Class Scuba

Dramatic and diverse Cayman Islands scuba diving is the product of geology, which played a key role in fashioning the Cayman Islands into one of the most sought-after watersports destinations in the world. Residing atop the peak of a sheer submerged mountain range, the Cayman Islands are surrounded by the Cayman Trench. The northern edges of the Trench form the massive wall known as the Cayman Ridge, which plunges dramatically to depths in excess of 25,000 feet, making it the deepest point in the Caribbean sea. This drop-off (or 'wall') commences its vertical descent approximately 100 yards from shore where depths range from 40 to 60 feet.

When you dive Cayman, you can expect to see an abundance of sea life on every Cayman dive. Diving in Grand Cayman can be divided into four unique areas: west, north, south and east. Superlative diving at each of these dive sites varies upon prevailing wind and sea conditions. However, during all but the winter months, you will find the most consistently calm and clear diving along the west– and to a slightly less extent the north side dive sites. While there is rarely such a thing as a poor or even an average Cayman Islands dive, you will typically realize the most favorable diving on Grand Cayman by selecting a diverse personalized Cayman dive operator offering departures from both the north and west sides of the island. Diving in Grand Cayman will expose you to an exciting assortment of walls, caves, caverns, tunnels, chutes and swim-throughs; as well as thousands of species of fish and coral. Cayman's south side is where you will usually do your scuba diving in Cayman during a nor' wester, which is a cold front causing unfavorable sea conditions on the other sides of the island. The east end of Grand Cayman offers spectacular diving although Grand Cayman's prevailing easterly winds make East End the windward side of Grand Cayman, which creates sea conditions that are typically rougher than other sides of the island. On days when the winds are light out of the south/southwest, there are several spectacular shore dives on East End that will provide some of the best cayman islands dive imaginable. Note that shore diving at our recommended shore dive sites in East End is under most circumstances not for beginners and recommended only for experienced divers and strong swimmers.

 


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