Cayman Island Dives

The islands that make up the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, located 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica. Cayman Islands dive sites are characterized by all the typical ingredients of a good diving location: steep walls, shallow reefs and strong currents.

The diving industry is well developed in the Cayman Islands. However, the impact of a large number of divers on underwater ecosystem was minimized by an excellent working conditions. There is now a system of three layers 18 marine parks along the Cayman Islands, and while some regions have suffered the effects of a large number of divers, most dive sites Cayman Island still provide exceptional diving.

The treacherous coast around the Cayman Islands is full of wrecks dating back some 475 years. At least 120 are known to exist, and today its board of barnacles remains hold the key to the nautical heritage of the Cayman, support marine life and provide colorful diving around the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Shipwrecks from small colonial ships and commercial vessels for freight, bandits, four schooners teachers and Spanish galleons.

There is an incredible variety of marine life to be a diving experience in the Cayman Islands. Manta rays, Nassau Grouper and Barracuda, as well as gray, hammer and nurse sharks are regularly spotted here, however, encounter with stingrays at Stingray City are the most common; 150 stingrays can meet at any time.

Diving is possible to disable the three islands in the Cayman Islands, although there are some more dive sites off Grand Cayman, due to its higher side. There are a number of exceptional dive sites along the Cayman Islands. Bloody Bay Wall in Little Cayman is widely recognized as one of the best wall dives throughout the Caribbean. The water temperature ranges from 82-85 degrees F throughout the year, and the visibility is excellent (30-50 meters), making the Cayman dive sites a success for tourists.

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