January 14, 2023 -
 January 21, 2023

Grand Cayman

Stingray City

Where we are diving

With its great visibility, colorful swim-throughs, and amazing shipwrecks, it’s no wonder the Cayman Islands are known as a world-class dive destination. The diverse array of underwater attractions makes Grand Cayman a great place for beginners and advanced divers. With over 200 dive sites, you’re bound to see a few sea turtles, nurse sharks, and stingrays.

Along the shallow sandbars in the North Sound of Grand Cayman lies Stingray City. At only 12 feet deep, this area is the ultimate spot to interact with friendly stingrays.

And don’t forget the infamous Amphitrite, a stunning 9-foot bronze mermaid statue, off the shore of the Resort. She serves as a popular attraction for divers and is totally Instagram-worthy!

At Sunset Divers there are numerous snorkel and scuba diving sites accessible by boat or straight from the shore. All the boats are staffed by highly experienced instructors who are on hand to share their wealth of local hints and tips. The professional guides and crew always work tirelessly to make sure your dive vacation is memorable for all the right reasons.

Grand Cayman
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Trip Leader

Connor Hendricks

Mary Stanford, Advanced Open Water Diver Instructor

Mary has been diving for 36 years and feels like she “can’t live without it.” She has been an active instructor for 28 years and loves teaching scuba. Mary and her husband, Dwain, have owned and operated Capt. Nemo’s Dive Shop in Columbia, Missouri for 36 years, has introduced thousands of people to scuba and has conducted close to 100 escorted diving trips to the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. Her boundless energy comes from a passion for introducing new divers to the beauty of being underwater and “getting them hooked on not just getting certified, but becoming a diver.”
Connor Hendricks

Dwain Gardner, Assistant Instructor Trainer

Dwain took his first scuba class when he was 19 at the University of Missouri in Columbia. After the first day of scuba class, he knew what he wanted to do with his life. For four and a half years, Dwain helped teach a course at the University of Missouri, then continued to teach scuba and managed several dive stores before starting Capt. Nemo’s Dive Shop 36 years ago. Now, 42 years after that first scuba class, Dwain enjoys giving newcomers the same inspiring experience he had in his first lesson, teaching beginning students and helping over 2,000 divers become certified.
Top reasons you should travel with us to Grand Cayman!

1. Stingray City- This is probably the most friendly and interactive stingrays you will ever meet!

2. USS Kittiwake ship- One of the best-known wreck dives in the Caribbean. This WWII submarine rescue ship found its final resting place in 2011 and is a must-see spot for divers.

3. Sunset House Resort- Sunset House was made for divers, by divers. It’s only a 15-minute walk from George Town and offers all the amenities a water lover could ask for.

4. George Town- George Town is the capital of the Cayman Islands and offers lots of shopping and delicious restaurants and cafes.

5. Beautiful beaches- The Cayman Islands have beaches that go on for miles. Its award-winning Seven Mile Beach is a key stop for travelers.

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Resort Details

 

Where we are staying

Set on a coastal road about a mile south of George Town, Sunset House is well-positioned to enjoy the beautiful Caribbean Sea with the freedom to explore the island. The intimate hotel is situated on a rocky shoreline with multiple entries for diving and snorkeling . Sunset House is a hotel for divers by divers. They offer all the amenities that a water lover could need.

You can come to Sunset House to escape the world for a while, soak up the sun, sit by the pool, have unforgettable dives and enjoy fantastic food. My Bar & Sea Harvest restaurant has a spacious deck that overlooks the beautiful Caribbean Sea and has amazing views of George Town and Seven Mile Beach. You can breathe the fresh evening air under the stars, listen to the waves and watch the sunset all from Sunset House.

Sunset House
Photo from Sunset House

Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website.

Trip Details

 

Price

Ground only

Courtyard

  • Double diver: $2,400
  • Double non-diver: $1,840
  • Single diver: $3,250

Oceanview

  • Double diver: $2,610
  • Double non-diver: $2,050
  • Single diver: $3,690

Deposit and payments

  • 1st deposit: $500 due upon sign up
  • Full balance: Due November 18, 2022
  • Pre-trip meeting: December 11, 2022 at noon

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation at Sunset House
  • 5 days of morning 2-tank boat dives
  • Unlimited shore diving
  • Airport transfers
  • Made-to-order breakfast daily
  • Taxes and service charges

What’s not included

Recommended equipment

  • Sealife Micro 3.0
  • Mesh bag
  • Safety sausage and reel

Recommended courses

  • Fish ID
  • Nitrox
  • Photography

What prior travelers say

“Grand Cayman is one of my favorite locations to dive. Beautiful gin clear water, glorious wall diving, shallow dives with tons of macro life, and some amazing shore diving. Don’t forget about topside adventures, great food options, and of course the best sunsets I have seen to date! Can’t wait to travel the Cayman’s again!”

-Megan Oswald

Water

The water in the Cayman Islands is, for the most part, safe to drink. Two desalination plants on Grand Cayman supply good-quality purified tap water to the entire West End, including Seven Mile Beach. If you can determine that you’re drinking desalinated water, then it’s safe to drink. Just ask. Sunset House also relies on rainwater collected in cisterns, to water the lawns, plants and fill the pool. The toilets are supplied by the well at Sunset House. Please help us in trying to conserve water!

Electricity

Electricity on the Cayman Islands is 110-volt AC (60 cycles), so adapters or transformers are not required for U.S. appliances. Please turn off your television, lights, and Air Conditioning when not in use to help us conserve power!

Etiquette & Customs 

You should pay attention to dress code etiquette in the Cayman Islands, as it remains a “proper” British crown colony and its residents are often conservative in dress and manners. Avoid wearing bathing suits or scanty beachwear outside of beach areas and cruise ships. Cover up in public areas, especially on the streets of George Town. Visitors will want to wear smart casual tropical resort wear at most restaurants. 

Taxes

A government tourist tax of 13% is added to your hotel bill. A departure tax of CI$20 is also collected when you leave the Caymans; this tax is included in your plane fare. There is no tax on goods and services.

Drinking Laws

The legal drinking age is 18. Beer, wine, and liquor are sold at most grocery and convenience stores Monday to Saturday. It is legal to have an open container on the beach. Do not carry open containers of alcohol in your car or any public area that isn’t zoned for alcohol consumption. The police can fine you on the spot. Don’t even think about driving while intoxicated.

Free Sunset House Shuttle

Sunset House has partnered with Islandluxe to offer free shuttle service to George Town (around Bayshore Mall) twice per day in the afternoon. Leaves the hotel daily at 2pm and 4pm. Pick up is at 4:10pm and 6:10pm. Ask for information at the front desk.

Money

There is no need for visitors to exchange their US dollars into local currency. The US dollar is accepted throughout the islands. Major credit cards (with the exception of the Discover Card) and traveler’s checks are widely accepted.

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