Diving in the Cayman Islands

Dive Guide for the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands are a world-renowned destination for scuba diving. There are three inhabited islands: Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac. The islands are in the Caribbean Sea and are known for their crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and abundant marine life.

Grand Cayman: The largest of the three islands offers a diverse range of dive sites. One of the most famous dive sites is the Kittiwake shipwreck, a former U.S. Navy submarine rescue vessel deliberately sunk to create an artificial reef. Dubbed as the world’s “greatest 12-ft dive”, Stingray City is another popular attraction where divers and snorkelers can interact with friendly southern stingrays.

Cayman Brac: A smaller island with stunning underwater landscapes. It is famous for its dramatic drop-offs, caves, and swim-throughs. The most notable dive site on Cayman Brac is the MV Captain Keith Tibbetts, a Soviet frigate scuttled in 1996, now covered in colorful corals and sponges.

Little Cayman: The smallest of the three islands is home to Bloody Bay Wall Marine Park, one of the world's most famous areas for dive sites. The wall drops to great depths and is adorned with an array of coral formations.

Cayman Islands Dive Sites

Types of dives in the Cayman Islands

Salt water Boat Cavern Current Swim through Wreck Deep (80ft/24.5m) Wall Easy entry Shore Snorkel site Surge Waves Surf

Water Temperature

When to dive in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands generally have excellent diving conditions throughout the year. The water temperature ranges from around 79°F (26°C) in winter to 86°F (30°C) in summer. Visibility is often exceptional exceeding 100 feet (30 meters).

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