Diving

Diving is one of the primary draws of the Cayman Islands. Visibility often seems endless, the water temperature averages 26-28°C year-round, there’s little or no current, and with wrecks and reefs to explore, there’s plenty of healthy marine life to see. Novice and experienced divers alike can find something to enjoy in Cayman.

Grand Cayman has fantastic wall dives and a lovely pinnacle on the north shore with walls plunging to 1800 meters. Elsewhere on the island you’ll find shallow reefs with little to no current, excellent for those just learning to dive or who haven’t been in the water for a while. All around the island, turtles are routinely sighted and spotted eagle rays and southern stingrays make a regular appearance. The Kittiwake was sunk in 2011 to become an artificial reef on a sandy bottom. Sitting at only 17 meters, the outside can be enjoyed by divers of all levels and those with more training and experience can penetrate the wreck’s interior.

Little Cayman is known for Bloody Bay Wall with its rainbow of corals in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. The wall begins at around 8 meters and has been called the most breathtaking drop-off in the Caribbean as it sinks into the blue abyss covered in brightly hued sponges. With around a dozen sites, the wall can be enjoyed day after day, always with something more to see.

Just off Cayman Brac sits the Captain Keith Tibbets, a 100-meter Russian frigate sunk in 1996 now covered in coral and attracting a variety of fish. Large pelagics are often spotted at Wilderness Wall where crevices, pinnacles, and canyons provide an underwater wonderland begging to be explored.

Cayman diving is some of the best in the Caribbean. If you’d like to know more or to book a holiday to the Cayman Islands, get in touch with our in-house expert. Email cayman@fleewinter.com or call (UK) 020 7112 0019.