© Lawson Wood
Cayman Department of Tourism
The Cayman Islands are blessed with some of the most beautiful scenery in the Caribbean, both above and below the water. Exploring the underwater treasures here is a diver's dream, particularly as there are over 200 named dives sites around Grand Cayman alone
WHY WE LOVE DIVING IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS
The Kittywake wreck is a top pick
Stingray City is a popular dive
Our favourite topside attraction? Turtle Farm
CAYMAN ISLANDS GALLERY
Winter average of 21°C / 81°F
Summer average of 28°C / 82°F
Rainy season May to October
Direct flight from LONDON
GMT - 4 hours
No visa required
Cayman Islands Dollar
Diving in the Cayman Islands
A scuba diving holiday in Grand Cayman combines a variety of pristine reefs, dramatic walls, shipwrecks, beautiful underwater caves and tunnels, all of which are inhabited by a plethora of sea life. With over 200 dive sites, divers are spoilt for choice.
The west side of Grand Cayman offers the most consistently calm and clear diving conditions, and some of the best and most popular dive sites are located along the Western Wall, close to the famous Seven Mile Beach. You will find everything from beautiful reef and ocean wall dives to wrecks and shallow shore dives here, so this is often a preferred area for beginners. Some of the highlights include including Eden Rock, Devil's Grotto, Orange Canyon and the Oro Verde ship wreck, which was purposely sunk as an artificial reef.
One of the most famous wall diving sites around Cayman Brac is Bloody Bay Wall. This is officially one of Little Cayman's sites but it is easily accessible from Cayman Brac. The drop-off begins at around 20 feet here before plunging to depths of over 6000 feet, so an exciting range of sites is available for every scuba diving level. Caves, ledges and a colourful underwater world of corals, sponges, tropical fish and other sea life puts this wall at the top of most divers' wish lists.
A favourite spot for underwater photographers is the Mixing Bowl (also called Three Fathom Wall), where Bloody Bay meets Jackson's Bight. The colours are intense here and the water visibility is excellent. This shallow reef is adorned with beautiful purple, red, yellow and oranges sponges and corals, and a good variety of fish such as blue chromis, snappers and grunts, along with eagle rays and sting rays, reside here.The area has many tunnels systems and crevices so swim-throughs are popular with scuba divers.
The underwater topography is beautiful in the Caymans. You just must see it for yourself!
Winter average of 26°C / 79°F
Summer average of 28° C / 82°F
18 to 30m / 60 to 100 ft avg