Scuba Diving Near Georgetown

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One of the most famous shallow dive sites in the world is located in the North Sound, just a short ride away from Georgetown: Stingray City.  This site only goes 12 feet deep, but it is such a spectacular site that it can't be missed. Of course, there are also numerous dive sites that go up to and exceed 100 feet, so your options are plentiful. 

As you plan your dive experience, note that Grand Cayman is the top of a mountain chain and the Cayman Trench is as deep as Mount Everest is high. Because of safety and CITA Guidelines, however, divers are typically not allowed deeper than 100 feet.

You'll find 5 dive services, a variety of dive shops, and at least 16 good dive sites in the area.

Dive Operators and Shops

Deep Blue Divers

The dive shops available are listed in the table below.

Dive Shops Near Georgetown
Name Phone Location
Deep Blue Divers (345) 916-1293 Georgetown
Divers Down (345) 945-1611 Georgetown
Eden Rock Diving Center (345) 949-7243 0.3 mi. South West of Downtown Georgetown
Lobster Pot Dive Center (345) 946-8685 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Don Fosters Dive Cayman

If you're ready to go diving, you should consider Don Fosters Dive Cayman. Every day Don Fosters offers one and two tank dives, visits to wreck sites, and even night dives upon request. Don't forget to sign up for the PADI certification courses to further your dive knowledge. They are located in Georgetown.

Another option is Off The Wall Divers. Catering to small groups, Off The Wall Divers provides customized dive experiences just for you. From night dives to training courses, you need not look elsewhere for a memorable underwater adventure. They can be reached at (859) 575-3635.

A third good option is Seasports. Most of the diving experienced with Seasports take place on the West Side of the island. Guests will be picked up in front of their hotel or condo if they are staying along the Seven Mile Beach corridor. They're located within northern Georgetown.

The chart just below provides a few details concerning dive service operators.

Dive Operators Near Georgetown
Name Phone Location
Cayman Diving (345) 916-8487 0.2 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Don Fosters Dive Cayman (345) 945-5132 0.5 mi. South West of Downtown Georgetown
Off The Wall Divers (859) 575-3635 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Seasports (345) 949-3965 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Sunset Diving (345) 949-7111 0.8 mi. South West of Downtown Georgetown

Dive Services

The following table offers the approximate cost of dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 95.0 $ 175.0
Double Tank Dive $ 100.0 $ 120.0
Night Dive $ 55.0 $ 70.0
Open Water Certification $ 340.0 $ 500.0
Single Tank Dive $ 55.0 $ 100.0

Dive Sites

Check out the following table to see details regarding some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Georgetown
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Black Forest Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 80.1 19.2711666667 -81.3955
Blackie's Hole -- -- -- 19.27228 -81.3956
Bullwinkle West Very Good -- -- 19.26561 -81.36148
Dede's Garden Very Good -- -- 19.26405 -81.3742
Devil's Grotto Fair -- 49.9 19.2925687521 -81.3879846462
Eagle Ray Rock -- -- 70.0 19.27406 -81.3952
Eden Rock Fair -- 40.0 19.29315 -81.3871
Fish Pot Reef Very Good -- -- 19.30008 -81.3853
Gary's Wall -- -- -- 19.26375 -81.36643
Hoffman's Hangout Very Good -- 65.6 19.2699833333 -81.3924666667
L.C.M. David Nicholson Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 60.0 19.28735 -81.3926166667
Smith's Cove Good -- -- 19.27576 -81.39318
Stuey's Crevasse -- -- -- 19.27268 -81.3933
Sunset reef Good -- 69.9 19.2863 -81.3914166667
Wreck of the Balboa Good -- -- 19.29733 -81.38626
Wreck of the Gamma -- -- -- 19.3086665307 -81.3866865635

To learn more about diving, including tips and suggestions skilled divers as well as beginners, read our detailed guide to diving in the Caribbean.


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