Cayman Islands

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Cayman Islands

Explore the Cayman Islands and dive a different site every day of the year, including some of the best wrecks and walls in the Caribbean, and the famous Stingray City

Diving Highlights

  • Dive a different site every day of the year with over 360 sites to explore
  • Delve into the islands’ rich history of pioneers and privateers
  • Explore the USS Kittiwake, an impressive 77m wreck
  • Visit the famous sheer walls of the Bloody Bay Marine Park
  • Explore the only diveable Soviet warship in the Western Hemisphere

The Cayman Islands archipelago is made up of three protruding peaks of an otherwise submerged mountain range - the Cayman Ridge. Located south of Cuba in the midst of the Caribbean Sea, this island chain is dissected in two by a 100 kilometre stretch of open ocean, with Grand Cayman to the west, and the ‘sister islands’ of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac to the east. Together, these distinct islands form one highly cosmopolitan country that combines modern appeal with local culture and pristine natural surroundings - creating a genuine haven for divers and other adventurers.

Destinations in Cayman Islands

  • West Cayman
  • Sister Islands

Top Cayman Islands experiences

Visit the famous Stingray City Image
Year round

Visit the famous Stingray City

This shallow sandbar was long used by fishermen to clean their catch, and the stingrays still gather here in hope of an easy meal - gifting both divers and snorkelers with up-close encounters.

Explore the USS Kittiwake Image
Year round

Explore the USS Kittiwake

This impressive 77m vessel sits in shallow water and offers carefully planned penetration routes, allowing access to the mess hall, hospital, propulsion rooms, and ammunition lockers.

Descend the seemingly-endless Bloody Bay Wall Image
November to July

Descend the seemingly-endless Bloody Bay Wall

Drop into the immense shadow of Bloody Bay Wall, a dramatic vertical drop-off which plummets hundreds of metres into the abyss.

Witness hunting tarpon at Eden Rock Image
Year round

Witness hunting tarpon at Eden Rock

Just South of George Town lies a maze of underwater canyons and tunnels which provide shelter for schooling baitfish - which in turn attract tarpon in the hunt!

Dive a Soviet warship Image
Year round

Dive a Soviet warship

Experienced divers can explore this 100-metre Russian anti-submarine frigate, now known as the Captain Keith Tibbetts, complete with dramatic gun turrets and several safe penetration points.

The best time of year to dive the Cayman Islands

The dry season in the Caymans runs from December to April, when cool northeast trade winds help to moderate temperatures, creating a dry and pleasantly warm climate. The odd day or two of windy, overcast weather is not unheard of during this period, but they are few and far between and rarely last long. Temperatures average 24-28°C on land and 25-28°C in the water. Visibility stays around 18-30 metres throughout the year.

Rainy season lasts from May through November, bringing short and intense rain showers on intermittent days, followed by clear skies and plenty of sun. Average temperatures rise by a few degrees during this time, hitting around 27-31°C on land and 28-30°C in the water. The official hurricane season runs from June through November, with the highest chances of a serious storm occurring between August and September.

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