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Diving in Cayman

The Cayman Islands are one of the world's best places to snorkel and scuba dive. Scuba Diving in Cayman

 The Islands boast awide variety of marine life in beautiful, crystal clear waters surrounded by healthy coral reefs in ideal temperatures.

The water is where many residents say the true beauty of the Cayman Islands can be found.   With an abundance of tropical fish, unique colours and warm waters, this sport is a favorite pastime of many visitors and residents alike!

Snorkeling is an easy way to get started in your underwater adventures and many visitors choose to start this way.   There is plenty to be seen just feet from shore and it is an easy way to get involved without a great deal of training and donning a full scuba outfit.   Just some of the species of fish you will likely encounter include Yellow Snapper, Tarpin, Sergeant Major, Stingrays and Blue Tang.   If you are particularly fortunate, you may encounter a Sea Turtle and other more rare creatures.

There are many well known/publicized sites right in the heart of George Town on Grand Cayman for snorkeling and diving including Eden Rock and Cheeseburger Reef (named due to its proximity to Burger King!).  There are many more to explore outside the town including Cemetery Reef (at the north end of the famous Seven Mile Beach) and a great selection of locations along the south shore in Bodden Town.  There are plenty of other locations to visit and lots to explore!

Outside Grand Cayman, there are world renowned sites on the Sister Islands; Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.   Cayman Brac is now home to a 330-foot Russian destroyer, the MV Captain Keith Tibbetts, which was sunk in 1996.   Little Cayman boasts Bloody Bay Wall, two walls that start at about 18 feet and plummet dramatically to roughly 6,000 feet!

New to Scuba?

If you are interested in becoming PADI certified, there is probably no better place than Cayman!   With a large number of certified trainers and dive centers on the Island, you will be sure to gain proper instruction while having a great time!

Diving and Snorkeling is one of the most common and enjoyable ways to spend free time in the Cayman Islands.  With so much to see and explore, it is no wonder so many enjoy the sport!

Author: Jason Squires