If you are looking for an activity that is not only exciting but breathtaking and spectacular as well, then why not chose a diving tour in the Cayman Islands! Diving in Grand Cayman is truly a thrilling activity that can be pursued by professionals and amateurs alike. If you've only fantasized about taking a gander beneath the sea, there is no more an exciting place to pursue this sport than in this island’s calm, clear, and current-free waters.
From toddlers to great-grandparents, Cayman Islands diving is ideal for all ages and a great family activity for all. You can rub your noses with the cute and flamboyant Caribbean fishes here. You can also float over coral gardens and can even feed stingrays at Stingray City.
This article will describe to you the must-visit dive spots in Grand Cayman if you are not able to figure out what to do in Cayman. Also described below are some of the famous, popular, and well-known tourist attractions in Grand Cayman:
Discover the Grand Cayman’s most requested and popular diving site, USS Kittiwake. This diving site offers the unique opportunity to explore the wreckage of the Kittiwake - a salvage and rescue vessel, which was operational for more than 50 years. Irrespective of the level of your diving skill, the Kittiwake is an excellent dive spot.
There are plenty of novice divers that you may notice on the sandy flats but those who want to experience the true feeling of nature, they should dive deeper in the Babylon. Among the blend of black coral, giant purple sea fans and barrel sponges, it is sure that you will spot some parrot fish, barracuda, eagle rays, green and hawksbill turtles and even the odd hammerhead. Divers also visit Babylon as part of a full-day diving safari.
While many visitors opt for the tour of Stingray City, which allows them to huge stingrays, divers have the unique opportunity to enjoy the sight of truly enormous rays approach looking for snacks such as squid and fish gills. One of the world’s best shallow diving spot, it’s perfect for novices.
Eden Rock Diving Center is the gateway to the main diving attraction situated only a short swim away from two of the world’s best shallow reefs - Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto. Both Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto are packed with caves, tunnels and grottos inhabited by many tropical fishes, corals and sponges including silversides and tarpon.
Located on the south side of Grand Cayman, Smith's Cove is a beautiful, protected limestone cove. This features a white, sandy bottom with lovely coral formations and small tropical fishes. It is accessible from the shore where there is a lovely picnic area for your pre as well as your post-diving lunch.
Just north of the Turtle farm lies Turtle Reef where snorkelers can access through the shore facilities. Turtle Reef is one of the best shore diving sites in Grand Cayman.
This patch of reef is located near the north-end of Seven Mile Beach. The entrance is a lovely sand beach leading to that strikingly transparent turquoise water. The reef itself is a long, narrow patch under less than 10 feet of water. The big attraction here is the varied and colourful fishes that are easily noticeable.
This small, semi-circular bay features an exposed, limestone bottom with holes, and other features perfect for hiding little creatures. This is its attraction, with its fascinating smaller fish and invertebrates. Watch for crabs, shrimp, eels, sparkling tropical fish and many more.
As you swim through the cloudy water surrounding Ghost Mountain, the looming slopes gradually appear. The top of the mountain sitting in 50 feet of water is covered with beautiful sponge life while the side view offers fields of horizontal gorgonian fans.
Less than 10 feet to the bottom, it is known for the fish and invertebrate population. The coral itself is host to a multitude of small creatures attached with it. Also there are masses of fish such as grunts, yellowtails and sergeant majors along with many other visitors.
There is more to the thrilling and exhilarating experience of diving in Grand Cayman but this activity would remain incomplete without visiting the spots listed in the preceding paragraphs. Visit these spots and locations, and surely, you will get the perfect thrill by diving at these sites. Enjoy your diving vacation in Grand Cayman! Good luck!