06/19/2021 - 06/26/2021

Grand Cayman

Wicked wrecks and unlimited shore diving

 

Where we are diving

Sunset House is known for its incredibly diverse house reef and with unlimited shore diving, you’ll appreciate the easy access to some of the best diving on the island. Get back from the morning two-tank dive, have a quick lunch, and jump right back into the warm Caribbean waters to look for Amphitrite, the famous mermaid. Morning, afternoon, and night dives, the choice is yours. The boat dive sites will leave even the most seasoned divers awestruck – Devilishly deep drop-offs, wicked wreck dives including the wreck of Captain Keith Tibbetts and the wreck of the Kittiwake.

Grand Cayman’s North Wall plunges deeper than 6000 feet and offers beautiful wall diving with opportunities to see spotted eagle rays and sea turtles. Grand Cayman also offers accessible shore diving on great coral reefs with little to no current. The Cayman Islands are famous for its encounters with stingrays in Stingray City where the rays are said to be almost tame. Join trip leaders Megan Oswald and Ryan Bruns for an adventurous Caribbean getaway!

                                                                                              

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on December 15, 2020

Megan Oswald, Trip Leader

Megan fell in love with the underwater world the first time she went diving and she loves helping people discover it’s beauty. As a level 5 diver, she appreciates her career focused on her passion for diving and the water. And she is always excited to talk about diving and traveling.

Ryan Bruns, Trip Leader

I grew up spending a lot of time on the water and water activities have always been among my favorite hobbies. Summers were always spent boating, fishing, swimming, and wakeboarding.

Resort Details

Where we are staying

Set on a coastal road about 3/4 miles (1.2km) south of George Town, Sunset House is well-positioned to enjoy the beautiful Caribbean Sea with the freedom to explore the island. Accommodations vary from well-appointed Courtyard Rooms, slightly larger Ocean View Rooms & Suites, and two studio-style Apartments with full kitchens. The Resort is situated on a rocky shoreline with multiple entries for diving and snorkeling right from shore.  Sunset House is an intimate scuba-friendly resort for divers and visitors to escape the world for a while, soak up the sun, sit by the pool, make unforgettable dives and enjoy fantastic food at My Bar & Sea Harvest restaurant that overlooks the beautiful Caribbean Sea.   

Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website. 

Trip Details

Price

  • From Omaha: $3,000 per diver
  • From Springfield: $3,240 per diver
  • From North Liberty: $3,040 per diver
  • From Madison/Columbia: $2,150 per diver*

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • $500 due Nov 1, 2020
  • $500 due Jan 1, 2021
  • $500 due Feb 15, 2021
  • Full payment due Apr 1, 2021

Other info

  • Non-diver: $2,460 from Omaha, $2,700 from Springfield, $2,490 from North Liberty, 1,610 from Madison
  • 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

  • Roundtrip airfare and transfers
  • 7 nights of accommodations
  • 10 boat dives
  • Unlimited shore dives
  • Breakfast

What’s not included

Recommended courses

  • Fish Identification
  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Photo & Video

Recommended equipment

  • Micro 3.0 Sealife
  • Mesh bag
  • Safety Sausage

What prior travelers say

 “Grand Cayman is one of my favorite locations to dive.  Beautiful 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 O

Important Details

Know before you go

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 2 pm and 4 pm. Pick up is at 4:10 pm and 6:10 pm. 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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