Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Cayman Islands


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Cayman Islands

Scuba diving information in Cayman Islands

The Caymans are world famous for their wall diving. These breathtaking drop-offs have tunnels and swim-throughs, starting as shallow as 12 meters. The shallow reef system filled with fish and adorned with sponges and corals extends from shore and builds up to meet the edge of the wall. You will be able to explore unspoiled reefs, colorful corals and unique sea life at dive sites located just minutes from shore as well as wrecks featuring curious marine residents. All three of the Cayman Islands offer scuba diving and snorkeling sites. Grand Cayman, noted for its amazing wall-diving, has steep drop-offs on all sides. The Stingray City site, a gathering of southern stingrays in the shallow area of North Sound, is a marine phenomenon and the Caymans’ most famous and sought-after site. It is also worth mentioning the wreck of the Balboa, a favorite night-dive and the Aquarium, a great meeting center for almost every species of fish in the Caribbean. Cayman Brac is known for its many caves and pirate legends. Its best dives are the Tibbets wreck, a Russian destroyer, and some reefs like the Hobbit and Radar Reef. There are also eleven sites accessible by shore including Charlie’s Reef, named after a six-foot green moray eel. Little Cayman is home of one of the top five dives in all the Caymans, the Bloody Bay Wall, with its shallow reef, very deep wall and friendly barracuda, Snort. This island is the least developed of the three. Cayman diving means crystal clear 24 to 30 meters visibility on every single dive. Water temperatures range from 25°C to 30°C.

Geography and climate

The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory located in the western Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. The territory comprises the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. The Cayman Islands have a tropical marine climate, with a wet season of warm, rainy summers from May to October, and a dry season of relatively cool winters from November to April. A major natural hazard is the tropical cyclones that form during the Atlantic hurricane season from June to November. The best time to visit is from December to April, when the temperature averages a pleasant 24°C and humidity is at its lowest. During the off-season, temperatures average 28°C with July and August usually being uncomfortably hot. Rainfall is highest from mid-May through to October, with frequent afternoon showers that clear as quickly as they arrive.

Entry requirements

To enter the Cayman Islands you will need a valid passport and a onward ticket. Citizens from some countries do not require a visa to enter the Cayman Islands. For more informations, please contact your travel agent.

Health and safety

No vaccination is mandatory to enter the country. We recommend these vaccines if travelling: hepatitis A and B, typhoid, tetanus-diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella. You should take measures to prevent daytime mosquito bites. Prevention measures include applying a repellent and covering up. For more informations, please contact your doctor.

Time zone

The time zone is UTC-5.

Communications

Pre-paid phone cards are available to make international phone calls from a fixed line. You can use your cellphone if roaming agreement exist with your mobile phone companies.

Power and Electricity

110/60 USA plugs.

Other Informations

There is a hyperbaric chamber in the country's capital, George Town.

Scuba Diving locations in Cayman Islands

Which are the best scuba diving locations in Cayman Islands? Below, you will find a list of all locations of Cayman Islands, organized by regions, in which you can dive and snorkel.

Scuba diving locations and photos from each location in Cayman Islands

Which locations in Cayman Islands have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of locations from Cayman Islands and for each location a list of underwater photos.

Marine Species and photos of each species in Cayman Islands

Which marine species can I observe in Cayman Islands? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.

Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Cayman Islands

Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Cayman Islands? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Cayman Islands.

Scuba Diving centers in Cayman Islands

Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Cayman Islands? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Cayman Islands. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.

There are no diving centers available

Liveaboards in Cayman Islands

Which liveaboard can I dive with in Cayman Islands? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Cayman Islands. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.

There are no liveaboard available

Accommodation in Cayman Islands

Which accommodation can I rest after my dive in Cayman Islands? Below, you can see the list of accommodation in Cayman Islands. Click on “more info” to find out more about each accommodation.

There are no accommodation available