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Dive Locations

3 recommended locations:

Cayman Brac

The rugged and dramatic limestone topography of Cayman Brac attracts adventurous divers from all over the world. Divers flock to explore the wreck of the Russian Frigate M/V Capt Keith Tibbetts and the pristine walls teeming with marine life.

  • Ideal for viewing: southern stingray, spotted eagle ray, white-tip reef shark, green turtle, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Reef diving

Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is the largest of the three islands and home to the capital, George Town. Ideal for divers and snorkellers, the island is known for its coral reefs and underwater walls, as well as a number of shipwrecks, plus stingrays and turtles galore.

  • Ideal for viewing: southern stingray, spotted eagle ray, white-tip reef shark, Atlantic tarpon, green turtle
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Family diving, Group diving, Technical diving, Underwater photography, Wreck diving

Little Cayman

The smallest and least developed of the islands, Little Cayman offers a peaceful getaway with a flourishing wildlife above and under the water. Underwater highlights include the Bloody Bay Wall, with its colourful coral gardens and magnificent marine life.

  • Ideal for viewing: southern stingray, spotted eagle ray, white-tip reef shark, green turtle
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Family diving, Reef diving

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Dive trips

The Cayman Islands are one of the world’s most famous dive destinations and one of the Caribbean’s finest. Explore the region by liveaboard, discover the varied diving of Grand Cayman or combine two islands on an extended diving holiday.
4 recommended trips. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Discover the Caymans

Enjoy wonderful wall diving, shipwrecks and superb marine life on this iconic dive itinerary, which takes you to Grand and Little Cayman. The diving is suitable for all levels and you can expect some fine turtle and stingray sightings.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,595 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Cayman Islands Liveaboard

Join a liveaboard to visit all of the Cayman Islands – Grand, Little and Cayman Brac. Experience crystal clear waters, wonderful wall dives and wrecks such as the Russian Destroyer and Kittiwake.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,545 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Technically Cayman

Cobalt Coast and Dive Tech offer comfort to divers both above and under the water. Whether you are taking your first steps into technical diving, or furthering your skills, you can expect a week of exceptional diving.

  • When to go: Nov-Jun
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

East End Explorer

The East End of Grand Cayman is famous for its never ending walls with their brightly coloured sponges, plus stingrays and turtles galore. Spend a week exploring some of its 50 dive sites.

  • When to go: Nov-Jun
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,275 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

When to go

The Cayman Islands are best visited from November to May, but diving remains excellent year-round.

Seasons

  • Dry season

    Nov to Apr: Drier months in Caymans bring best conditions for diving
  • Wet season

    May to Oct: Wetter weather and small risk of hurricanes, but diving remains excellent

Wildlife events

  • May to Oct: Loggerhead and green turtles lay their eggs
  • May to May: Inner Space is a week long event dedicated to CCR diving
  • Nov to Nov: Pirates Week offers plenty of fun and activities for all the family

Dive Resorts

Liveaboards