Diving Overview for Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are made up of three islands, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, located in the north of the Caribbean Sea.
The Cayman Islands sit on top of the Cayman Ridge, part of a massive underwater mountain range that makes some fantastic wall diving not far from the shore. The surrounding mangroves attract lots of life and as a result the fringing coral reefs are full of tropical fish species and offer beautiful shallow dives and snorkelling opportunities.
Grand Cayman is the biggest island (22 miles long and 8 miles wide) with hundreds of dive sites both deep and shallow and a number of descent wrecks to explore. The government is keen to preserve the underwater environment and has established marine parks and conservation areas and bans all divers from wearing gloves.
Stingray City in Grand Cayman is a shallow dive of just a few metres (also suitable for snorkelers) where you can feed around 40 friendly stingrays! Also along this North Wall is Tarpon Alley and Eagle Ray Pass which (for obvious reasons!) make great diving.
Both Little Cayman and Cayman Brac are smaller, less developed islands with fantastic diving. There are several wrecks worth exploring and some large caverns and arches, colourful corals and home to the odd turtle and eagle ray.
Diving is possible all year round, water temperatures range from 26-28°C and with little water run-off visibility can be over 30m. Note that hurricane season is from June – November.
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