Diving off Grand Cayman

Photo Credit: © Divetech
 

Grand Cayman is one of the top dive getaways in the Caribbean, perhaps thanks to the fact that this destination has a little something for every type of diver.  Visibility often reaches over 100 feet, beautiful coral reef surrounds the island, and there are both wall dives and shipwrecks to explore.  Perhaps most impressive is the number of shore dives marked by buoys which allow divers to swim from the beach and then see what is located down below. 

You'll find 17 dive services, a variety of dive shops, and at least 124 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

Lobster Pot Dive Center

The dive shops worth looking into are summarized in the table below.

Dive Shops Near Grand Cayman
Name Phone Location
Deep Blue Divers (345) 916-1293 Georgetown
Divers Down (345) 945-1611 Georgetown
Divers Supply (345) 949-7621 1.7 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Divers World (345) 949-8128 1.2 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Divetech at Lighthouse Point (345) 949-1700 West Bay, Western part of Grand Cayman
Eden Rock Diving Center (345) 949-7243 0.3 mi. South West of Downtown Georgetown
Indigo Divers (345) 525-3932 Grand Cayman
Lobster Pot Dive Center (345) 946-8685 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Divetech

If you're ready to dive, you should consider Divetech. Divetech is Grand Cayman's only dive operator that offers it all. With a hand picked staff of the most experienced instructors, you will have the best dive experience available on the island. They are located in Crystal Harbour, in western Grand Cayman.

Another good option is Ocean Frontiers. The dive operation that literally wrote the book on diving Grand Cayman's East End, there is no one who knows the waters in this area than Ocean Frontiers. This center offers small group dives to the to spots in the surrounding waters, as well as training courses further your knowledge of the process regardless of your current skill level. You can reach them at (345) 947-7500.

Still another option is Off The Wall Divers. Exciting dives await you aboard their vessel, where you can dive with the diverse marine life and experience the beautiful coral. They offer wall dives, night dives, private scuba trips, Stingray City trips, and more. They're located in Georgetown, in western Grand Cayman.

Some information regarding the area's dive operators are provided in the following table.

Dive Operators Near Grand Cayman
Name Phone Location
Ambassador Divers (345) 949-4530 1.5 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Cayman Diving (345) 916-8487 0.2 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Cayman Turtle Divers (345) 938-0184 3.6 mi. North of Central downtown Georgetown
DNS Diving (345) 916-2490 Seven Mile Beach
Divetech (877) 946-5658 3.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central downtown Georgetown
Don Fosters Dive Cayman (345) 945-5132 Georgetown
Epic Divers (345) 526-5020 Georgetown
Go Pro Diving (345) 925-9092 1.3 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Indepth Watersports (345) 926-8604 6.1 mi. North of Central Georgetown
Living the Dream Divers (345) 526-3483 3.6 mi. North of Central Georgetown
Ocean Frontiers (345) 947-7500 East End, Eastern part of Grand Cayman
Off The Wall Divers (859) 575-3635 0.5 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
Pirate Divers (345) 324-3271 Seven Mile Beach
Red Sail Sports (877) 506-6368 2.7 mi. North of Central 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
Tortuga Divers (877) 506-6368 3.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central East End

Dive Services

Take a minute to read the chart below for an indication of what typical dive services cost in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 95.0 $ 175.0
Double Tank Dive $ 95.0 $ 130.0
Night Dive $ 55.0 $ 90.0
Open Water Certification $ 340.0 $ 595.0
Single Tank Dive $ 55.0 $ 100.0

Dive Sites

The following table summarizes a few details concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Grand Cayman
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
3B Wall -- -- -- 19.38348 -81.30776
Anchor Point -- -- -- 19.35816 -81.13186
Andes Reef -- -- -- 19.36396 -81.2538
Andys Wall Very Good -- -- 19.36396 -81.2538
Babylon Good Open Water / CMAS * 69.9 19.3533166667 -81.1643166667
Barrel Sponge Wall -- -- -- 19.35695 -81.09953
Bear's Paw Good Open Water / CMAS * 98.4 19.3978166667 -81.3603166667
Big Tunnel Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 100.1 19.3682666667 -81.4165166667
Black Forest Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 80.1 19.2711666667 -81.3955
Black Forest north Good -- 49.9 19.38405 -81.3284166667
Black Rock Canyon Very Good -- -- 19.3576 -81.10541
Blackie's Hole -- -- -- 19.27228 -81.3956
Blue Butress -- -- -- 19.37617 -81.31365
Blue Peter reef Good -- 29.9 19.38295 -81.3220166667
Blue Pinnacle -- -- -- 19.39383 -81.34561
Bolero Excellent -- -- 19.34785 -81.3924
Bonnie's Arch Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 72.2 19.37 -81.4194
Breakers' Cutback -- -- -- 19.28875 -81.19395
Bullwinkle West Very Good -- -- 19.26561 -81.36148
Castle Wall -- -- -- 19.38463 -81.315
Chinese Wall Very Good -- -- 19.38086 -81.29955
Chubb Hole Good Open Water / CMAS * 35.1 19.3504666667 -81.0842833333
Cinderella's Castle -- -- -- 19.34935 -81.08281
Cobalt Ridge Fair -- 82.0 19.3936666667 -81.4004666667
Coral Gardens Very Good -- -- 19.36678 -81.32292
Dede's Garden Very Good -- -- 19.26405 -81.3742
Delia's Delight -- -- -- 19.35895 -81.2453
Delwin's Delight -- -- -- 19.35785 -81.115
Devil's Grotto Fair -- 49.9 19.2925687521 -81.3879846462
Doc Poulson Wreck Fair Open Water / CMAS * 55.1 19.3676 -81.4093
Dolphin Dropoff -- -- -- 19.36921 -81.4197
Dragons Hole -- -- -- 19.3663 -81.41226
Durgon's Domain -- -- -- 19.38345 -81.31811
Eagle Ray Pass Good Open Water / CMAS * 98.4 19.3837 -81.325
Eagle Ray Rock -- -- 70.0 19.27406 -81.3952
Eagles Nest Very Good -- -- 19.3414 -81.39208
Easy Street -- -- -- 19.36791 -81.41588
Eden Rock Fair -- 40.0 19.29315 -81.3871
Eenie Meenie Miney Moe -- -- -- 19.28785 -81.19081
Elmo's Wall -- -- -- 19.28953 -81.17028
Fantasea Land -- -- -- 19.29111 -81.15433
Fish Pot Reef Very Good -- -- 19.30008 -81.3853
Fish Reef Very Good -- 45.9 19.3213333333 -81.39335
Fish Tank Good Open Water / CMAS * 44.9 19.35675 -81.1069666667
Flamingo Flamenco Good -- -- 19.37946 -81.29621
Frank Sound Gardens -- -- -- 19.29073 -81.17606
Gail's Mountain -- -- -- 19.3806 -81.29613
Gary's Wall -- -- -- 19.26375 -81.36643
Ghost Mountain Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 98.4 19.4024333333 -81.3854666667
Grouper Grotto Good Open Water / CMAS * 49.9 19.2962833333 -81.0859833333
Hammerhead Hill Good -- 100.1 19.3839666667 -81.3090833333
Hammerhead Hole -- -- -- 19.33621 -81.38911
Hammerhead Hole Good -- 49.9 19.3362166667 -81.3891166667
Hepp's Pipeline -- -- -- 19.38538 -81.41645
High Rock Drop Off Good Open Water / CMAS * 60.0 19.2900833333 -81.1240333333
Hoffman's Hangout Very Good -- 65.6 19.2699833333 -81.3924666667
Hole in the Wall Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 105.0 19.3928 -81.3454
In Between Good -- 57.1 19.3673 -81.4143666667
Indigo Drop Off Very Good -- -- 19.3978 -81.35128
Iron Shore Gardens Good Open Water / CMAS * 55.1 19.2914166667 -81.1436333333
Jack McKenny's Canyon -- -- -- 19.2934 -81.09036
Japanese Garden West Very Good -- 50.0 19.2678 -81.34735
Jax Dax Very Good -- -- 19.34085 -81.39005
Julie's Wall Fair -- 32.8 19.3941666667 -81.4175
Kangaroo Gorge -- -- -- 19.28886 -81.1214
Kathleen's Reef -- -- -- 19.35845 -81.12348
Kelly's Caverns Good Open Water / CMAS * 55.1 19.2912833333 -81.1460166667
Knife Good -- -- 19.35911 -81.39935
L.C.M. David Nicholson Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 60.0 19.28735 -81.3926166667
La Mesa Good -- -- 19.32168 -81.39308
Lemon drop off Good -- 100.1 19.3839333333 -81.3224333333
Lemon reef Good -- 55.1 19.3853166667 -81.3268166667
Leslie's curl Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 98.4 19.3842 -81.3203
Little House on the Prairie Good Open Water / CMAS * 55.1 19.2912166667 -81.14815
Lodge Anchor Good Open Water / CMAS * 49.9 19.2905666667 -81.11235
Lone Star Very Good -- 42.0 19.3268333333 -81.391
Lost Treasure Reef Very Good -- -- 19.35385 -81.3934
Maggie's Maze Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 55.1 19.2911666667 -81.1447833333
Marty's Wall -- -- -- 19.36011 -81.4
Monet's Garden -- -- -- 19.38056 -81.30298
Northwest Point Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 1148.3 19.3694166667 -81.4206666667
Ocean Point Deep -- -- -- 19.39523 -81.40105
Ocean Point Shallow -- -- -- 19.39263 -81.39957
Old Issacs -- -- -- 19.2953 -81.08908
Omega Reef -- -- -- 19.35635 -81.14256
Orange Canyon Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 131.2 19.3696 -81.4192
Oro Verde Excellent -- 56.1 19.3386 -81.3907
Pallas Pinnacle East -- -- -- 19.2593 -81.37566
Pat's Wall Excellent Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 98.4 19.2931 -81.0888
Pedro's Reef -- -- -- 19.26645 -81.29436
Playing Fields Very Good -- 60.0 19.2920333333 -81.1037
Princess Penny's Wall Very Good Open Water / CMAS * 98.4 19.3845 -81.3332
Robert's Wall -- -- -- 19.38076 -81.29803
Round Rock East -- -- -- 19.36483 -81.40786
Round-a-Bout -- -- -- 19.38433 -81.3183
Royal Palms Ledge Very Good -- -- 19.31895 -81.39328
Sand Chute Very Good -- -- 19.3617 -81.40168
Sand Chute Good Open Water / CMAS * 100.1 19.3321666667 -81.3928333333
Schoolhouse Reef Very Good -- -- 19.39306 -81.40376
Scuba Bowl Good Open Water / CMAS * 75.1 19.2923333333 -81.0879833333
Sea Fans (1 to 3) Fair -- 36.1 19.3922833333 -81.4060333333
Slaughterhouse Wall -- -- -- 19.36296 -81.40405
Smith's Cove Good -- -- 19.27576 -81.39318
Snapper Hole Good Open Water / CMAS * 44.9 19.34415 -81.0778333333
Stingray City Very Good -- 6.6 19.3846833333 -81.3442833333
Stingray City (Sandbar) Very Good -- 6.6 19.3758 -81.3048333333
Stuey's Crevasse -- -- -- 19.27268 -81.3933
Sunset reef Good -- 69.9 19.2863 -81.3914166667
Tarpon Alley Good Open Water / CMAS * 98.4 19.3853833333 -81.33655
Tarpon Tap Room Good Open Water / CMAS * 55.1 19.2913666667 -81.1501666667
Tarpon Tunnels -- -- -- 19.38693 -81.33815
The Arch -- -- -- 19.29046 -81.11458
The Kittiwake Good -- 64.0 19.3619 -81.4012166667
The Maze Good Open Water / CMAS * 65.0 19.2940166667 -81.0923
Three Sisters Good Open Water / CMAS * 65.0 19.2885166667 -81.1177166667
Three Towers Very Good -- -- 19.4 -81.3897
Top Secret -- -- -- 19.35708 -81.15036
Turtle Pass -- -- -- 19.35616 -81.09551
Turtle Reef Good -- 80.1 19.3831 -81.4168166667
Valley of the Turtles Excellent -- -- 19.39201 -81.4122
Wall Street Good -- -- 19.3621 -81.40265
Wild Hammer Excellent -- -- 19.32268 -81.38943
Wreck of the Balboa Good -- -- 19.29733 -81.38626
Wreck of the Gamma -- -- -- 19.3086665307 -81.3866865635

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