These islands in center of the Caribbean Sea provide an unbelievable array of tropical marine life.
With more than 250 dive sites to choose from, Grand Cayman offers some of the greatest underwater diversity anywhere in the world. There are deep, dramatic walls adorned with sponges and corals in a stunning array of colors, shallow reefs filled with schooling fish and small invertebrates, and an assortment of wrecks. Among Grand Cayman’s more spectacular scuba diving attractions are the walls that completely surround it. Grand Cayman has two wall systems — a 60-foot drop-off for shallow dives and a second drop-off to the deep wall and into the abyss. Both wear a cloak of luxurious marine life, including orange elephant ears and strawberry vase sponges.
A liveaboard is the best way to see all the marine life and coral diversity the Cayman Islands have to offer. With liveaboard diving boats departing every week from George Town, divers can explore the walls and shipwrecks of Grand Cayman. Weather permitting, most liveaboard dive boats also visit Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.
When to Go
The rainy season usually starts in the middle of May and runs through October. The best time to dive is the dry season, which runs from November to April.
Water temperatures range from 78°F-80°F and visibility exceeds 100 feet most of the year.