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The small island of Little Cayman offers a rare combination of sun-blessed solitude, glistening beaches and untouched tropical wilderness – a place to get away from it all.

The least developed of the three islands, Little Cayman lies roughly 120 kilometres northeast of Grand Cayman and 11 kilometres west of Cayman Brac. It measures only 16 kilometres long, barely reaches 12 metres at its highest point, and has a permanent population of fewer than 170 residents.

The islands’ signature dive site is the Bloody Bay Wall, a sheer drop-off starting at ten metres. Dotted with caves and tunnels, the wall is rich with large coral heads and vibrant clusters of tube sponges teeming with marine life. Photographic opportunities abound on these reefs all year round.

Due to the quantities of turtles and freshwater found there, these small islands made popular bases for explorers and buccaneers. Some of the earliest settlers were English privateers who were battling against Spanish control over the Caribbean. Once piracy ceased, life on Little Cayman was far from easy. Many of the men took to the sea and are still renowned around the world for their seamanship.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: southern stingray, spotted eagle ray, white-tip reef shark, green turtle

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itineraries:

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 £3,345 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

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 £3,245 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Little Cayman Beach Resort

Situated on the smallest of Cayman’s three islands, Little Cayman Beach Resort offers a peaceful getaway with a flourishing wildlife above and under the water. Facilities include a fully equipped dive and photo centre.

Our suggested liveaboard is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Cayman Aggressor IV

This comfortable 33 metre liveaboard departs weekly for seven nights exploring the walls and wrecks of the Cayman Islands. It features all the modern amenities a diver could wish for, catering for photographers in particular.