Diving and Snorkeling
Cayman Scuba Diving
Come face to face with exotic tropical fish and spectacular marine life on an
one or two tank Scuba diving experience. Discover the friendly stingrays,
manta rays, tarpons and eels that have made diving in Cayman legendary.
With 6 full service dive and watersports facilities island-wide, you will dive
with highly trained and experienced instructors who come from all over the
world to dive the spectacular walls of Grand Cayman.
Famous for professionalism and service, your diving adventure includes
custom-built boats and equipment with highly trained instructors to give you
the best diving Grand Cayman has to offer.
One Tank Dive: buddy teams dive a shallow west side reef or wreck to 50 feet
for 40 minutes.
Two Tank Dive: first dive is an instructor-led 20-miute wall dive to 100 feet.
Divers also have the option of a shallower profile to 70 feet for 30 minutes.
Second dive is buddy teams to a shallow west side reef or wreck to 50 feet for
Junior divers (ages 10 and 11 yrs. old) are not allowed on the two tank dives,
as they are limited to a 40-foot (12 meter) depth. They are welcome to
participate in the one tank dive
All certified divers MUST have dove within the last two years and will be
required to present their certification card upon check-in
Departure Point: Tour departs from Seven Mile Beach hotels or from the
One tank dive: 2:00pm
Two tank dive: 8:30am
Cayman Stingray City Snorkel Lunch Sail
Snorkel and play with Cayman's amazing southern stingrays at the famous
Sail on a luxury catamaran through the turquoise waters and get up close to
the colorful marine life. Then soak up the sun while you enjoy a tasty deli
style lunch and drink from the bar.
Welcome to the inviting waters and white sand beaches of Grand Cayman. Enjoy
the beautiful warm days and nights in this exotic paradise. Grand Cayman is
the best known dive destination in the Caribbean, if not the world. The water
is warm and crystal clear year round. There are stretches of magnificent,
unspoiled coral reefs, schools of colorful and friendly fish, spectacular
shipwrecks, vertical walls and dramatic underwater drop-offs.
There is no better way to discover this amazing underwater world. This
half-day excursion includes two snorkel stops and a tasty buffet lunch. You
will be taken to famous Stingray City, where you can snorkel in 12 feet of
water and play with some of Cayman's fascinating stingrays. Discover the
spectacular coral and friendly fish found in a shallow reef during your second
Work up an appetite for a delicious deli-style lunch and enjoy a full cash bar
aboard. Snorkel equipment is included and lessons are available. The catamaran
is approximately 65' long and features plenty of cabin space, trampoline nets
for sunbathing, ample shade, restroom facilities and a friendly crew.
This Cayman Islands' adventure allows you to enjoy a tasty lunch and exciting
water activities as never before. For an unforgettable day spend with friendly
marine life, add this excursion to your Cayman Islands itinerary now.
Departure Point: Tour departs from Safehaven Dock
Departure Time: 9 am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 1 pm
Cayman Stingray City Dive
Visit famous Stingray City and feed, pet and play with the friendly southern
stingrays. This area is renowned all over the world its abundant wildlife and
shallow waters these gentle creatures call home. This is a must for any
experienced or first time diver visiting Grand Cayman.
Stingray City is perhaps the most famous shallow dive in the world. At a
maximum depth of 12 feet (3.6 meters), you can feed, pet and play with the
calm stingrays. Kneel on the sandy sea floor while tame stingrays swirl around
in search of food. As you stroke the smooth undersides of the stingrays,
you'll understand why this memorable dive has made Grand Cayman famous.
Custom-built boats and equipment, highly trained instructors, professionalism
and service give you the best diving Grand Cayman has to offer.
You must be a minimum of 10 years old to participate in this activity
All certified divers are required to have a certification card
Departure Point: Boats depart from Safehaven Dock
Departure Time: 2 pm
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30 pm
Diving Sites for Abanks' Diving
Some of the best dive sites on the island are located on the East End. The
pristine, untouched coral and the various swim throughs along with the shear
drop off of the wall add to the excitement. Sighting the resident reef sharks
and other large sea creatures is a common occurrence.
Diving Sites for Absolute Divers
Years ago before banking and tourism was big in Grand Cayman the main industry
was fishing. The fishermen would work the seas all day and return to the
protection of the of the reef in the north sound to clean their catch. After
years of throwing the entrails overboard the Stingrays began gathering in the
area on the shallow sand bars. The stingrays would feast on the free meal.
Soon the stingrays began to associate the sound of a fishing boats with food.
In the late 1970s, divers starting feeding squid to the stingrays, which is
one of their favorite dishes.
An average trip for Open Water divers consists of a guided dive at 80-100 feet
on one of the amazing sites on the drop-off �Wall� that surrounds Grand
Cayman. On your dives, dramatic swim-throughs and sheer walls, large vase and
barrel sponges, sea fans and an incredible variety of coral reef life as well
as sea turtles, tarpon, eagle rays, nurse and reef sharks, eels and barracuda
are often sighted.
Conch Club Divers
Bloody Bay Wall
One of the highlights of every diving vacation on Little Cayman includes
Bloody Bay Wall, just off the northwestern tip of the Island. Bloody Bay Wall
is considered one of the world's most spectacular dive destinations. This
unique geological formation features a sheer drop-off that plunges thousands
Dive 'N Stuff
Our first dive is usually a guided Wall dive. The walls here in Cayman
generally start at around 45 feet in depth and can go down to about 3000 feet.
Our maximum profile is 100 feet so you can choose you own comfort zone and
extent your bottom time accordingly. After a surface interval of usually an
hour, our second dive is typically a shallow reef or wreck dive, and you can
choose if you want to be guided or not. Each dive site we visit is determined
with safety being our number one concern.
Your crew consists of technical divers/instructors, and there are a host of
exciting dive sites to explore with you. Typical dives take place on the North
wall and Northwest Point of the island, and South at the ship wreck of the
Carrie Lee. The Sponge Belt, with sites such as Nancy's Chute, Dan's
Donut, Funky Town and Elephant Ear abound at depths ranging from
200-330fsw/60-100msw The wall offers a host of exciting dives that have
chutes, swim through's, holes, donuts and more.
Sponges nestled in the overhangs grow to enormous sizes and range in shades of
pastels and translucent colors. Trimix divers are invited to visit this
pristine world in the clear, warm Caribbean waters in Cayman.
The Carrie Lee wreck sits in 165-260fsw/50-80msw off the southern end of Grand
Cayman. Commissioned (Grand Turk) as a freighter to carry goods between Cayman
Brac and Grand Cayman, she made weekly runs of container loads between the
islands carrying supplies. Heading for Cayman Brac from Grand Cayman in 1985,
the Carrie Lee met with misfortune and capsized approximately 10 miles east of
With a full container load on her top deck and being void below, she lost
stability, capsized and drifted back south of Grand Cayman. Tow attempts were
made for 2 weeks to salvage and right her, but eventually she sunk in
100fsw/30msw. The Carrie Lee has twice slid down the sloping top of the
wall, resting today right on the edge of the drop-off, with her bow tipping
over the edge of the abyss.
Don Foster's Dive
Casuarina Point is ideal for both shore diving and snorkeling with the perfect
entry point to explore Casuarina Point. The reef, which makes up part of
Cayman's Marine Park is an extension of world famous Devil's Grotto. It is
25-50 feet deep and lies a mere 80 yards off shore.
Eden Rock Diving
Eden Rock Diving Center's custom built dive boat is a Pro 42 jet boat, which
take scuba divers on spectacular diving adventures to Cayman's West, South or
North Walls, ship wrecks, coral reefs and Stingray City dives. Choose from a 1
or 2 tank afternoon boat dive or 2 or 3 tank morning boat dive. Dive Masters
will guide you down the incredible Cayman walls where you'll view breathtaking
coral formations and abundant marine life.
We offer 2 tank trips twice daily departing at 9 AM and again at 1 PM. We dive
the West, North and the South Sides of the island from our fast, comfortable
and well equipped 30 ft. Custom Island Hopper.
Enjoy the pristine Reefs and breathtaking wall dives that the East End is
renowned for with a service style that will surpass your expectations.
Red Sail Cayman
Grand Cayman is the world's best-known dive destination. Some say it's because
of the warm, crystal-clear water found here year round. Others love the
stretches of magnificent, unspoiled coral reefs, the schools of colorful fish,
the friendly stingrays, the spectacular shipwrecks, the vertical walls teeming
with sea life, even the dramatic underwater drop-offs.
9:30 and 2:00 departures. You're on vacation. Early departures seem too much
like the daily grind back home. And because we start later, most dive sites
are open when we get there.
With over 160 charted dive sites and an abundance of friendly stingrays,
tarpon and eels, Cayman's marine life is legendary. So is Tortuga Divers'
reputation for excellence, quality gear, variety, and personal service. Our
professional, experienced instructors will show our guests as many sites as
your vacation times and experience level will permit.
The East End of the island is still relatively untouched by divers and offers
pristine sites. The diving is typically around the inner fringing reef. The
spur and grove formations here are more gently sloping than other areas on
Grand Cayman. With a variety of sites including caves and swim-throughs,
coupled with abundant marine life, the East End offers something special for
the adventurous diver looking for something different.