Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman was hit by Hurricane Ivan on September 11-12, 2004. This hurricane destroyed many buildings and damaged 70% of them. Power, water and communications were all disrupted for days as Ivan was the worst hurricane to hit the island for 86 years. However, Grand Cayman immediately started a major rebuilding process, and within two years its infrastructure was repaired to pre-Ivan levels. The Cayman Islands currently enjoy an extremely high standard of living. The islands thrive off tourism and banking industries. The SCUBA diving is amazing in many locations throughout the islands. SCUBA facilities are second to none.

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands:

Capital: George Town
Location: Grand Cayman is a Caribbean island, half way from Cuba to Honduras.
Size: 101 square miles ( 262 square km), 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Population: 44,260
Language: English
Climate: Tropical marine; warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool, relatively dry winters (November to April)
Terrain: Low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs. The highest peak on the island is The Bluff at 141 feet (43 meters).
Currency: Caymanian dollar (KYD)
Tourism info: Call Department of Tourism (305) 266-2300 or (305) 599-9033
Getting there from Miami: Grand Cayman is located 451 miles (727 km) from Miami, FL. One and a half hours by air from Miami.

The Cayman Islands enjoy crystal-clear, warm water and pristine walls. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are also top-ranking SCUBA dive destinations. There are several snorkeling locations where tourists swim with stingrays including the famous Stingray City, in Grand Cayman. There are two shipwrecks off the shores of Cayman Brac – particularly interesting being the MV Keith Tibbetts.
Mixing Bowl on Little Cayman provide some amazing reef wall diving.

cayman islands beaches

 

Grand Cayman has over 250 documented scuba diving sites, offering some of the greatest underwater diversity anywhere in the world. Deep, dramatic walls adorned with corals and sponges.

Check out the interactive map of Cayman and the dive-sites.

Cayman Island Dive Shops:
Ambassador Divers
PO Box 2396 GT
Grand Cayman
345-949-8839
Ashton’s Scuba View
PO Box 218
West Bay
Grand Cayman
Beach Club Divers
PO Box 903
George Town
Grand Cayman
345-949-8100
Brac Aquatics
PO Box 89
West End
Cayman Brac
800-544-BRAC
Cayman Diving School
PO Box 1308
George Town
Grand Cayman
345-949-4729
Cayman Marine Lab
PO Box 30548
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman
345-947-0849
Celebrity Divers
PO Box 637
West Bay
Grand Cayman
345-949-3410
Clint Ebanks Scuba
PO Box 746
George Town
Grand Cayman
345-949-3873

Crosby Ebanks
PO Box 30084
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman
345-947-4049

Dive Inn
PO Box 1882
George Town
Grand Cayman
800-322-0321

Ralphie’s for the
Love of Diving

PO Box 30442
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman
800-453-8984

Dive Tiara
PO Box 238
Stake Bay
Cayman Brac
800-367-3484
Don Foster’s Dive
PO Box 151
George Town
Grand Cayman
800-83-DIVER
Eden Rock Diving
PO Box 1907
George Town
Grand Cayman
345-949-7243
Fisheye of Cayman
PO Box 30076
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman
345-947-4209
Indigo Divers
PO Box 30445, SMB
Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands
345-525-3932
Neptune’s Divers
PO Box 30520
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Caymen
345-945-3990
Fax: 345-949-6444
Ollen Miller’s Sun Divers
PO Box 30181
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Caymen
345-947-6606
Paradise Divers
PO Box 26
Little Cayman
800-448-0428

Peter Milburn’s Dive
PO Box 596
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman
345-947-4341

Quabbin Dives
PO Box 157
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman
345-494-5597


Red Sail Sports
PO Box 1588
George Town
Grand Cayman
877-RED-SAIL
Reef Divers Little
Cayman Beach Resort

South Sound
Little Cayman
345-948-1033
Sam McCoy’s
Fishing & Diving Lodge

North Side
Little Cayman
800-636-0496
Seasports
PO Box 431
West Bay
Grand Cayman
345-949-3965
Southern Cross Club
South Hole Sound
Little Cayman
800-899-2582
Sunset Divers
PO Box 479)
George Town
Grand Cayman
800-854-4767
Surfside Watersports
PO Box 891 GT
Grand Cayman
800-543-6828

Tortuga Surfside Divers
PO Box 866
George Town
Grand Cayman
345-947-7449

Wall to Wall Diving
P.O.Box 31412
Seven Mile Beach
Grand Cayman
Tel: (345) 945 6608
Fax: (345) 946 2912
Cell: (345) 916 6408


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