Grand Cayman

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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.

Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman Islands. The island can be divided into five districts from West End to East End, along with its capital George Town.

Along with world-class diving, Grand Cayman is known for a variety of other things as well. There is the award-winning Seven Mile Beach, Stingray City, The Cayman Turtle Center and so much more. Grand Cayman is a must-visit destination with excursions that immerse guests in nature, to high-end shops and restaurants.

What To Expect

Scuba Diving

Head to Grand Cayman for wonderful diving, beautiful beaches and ample activities to choose from. With friendly locals, clear water and abundant sunshine, you’ll never want to leave.

With over 200 dive sites, you’re bound to see a few turtles, nurse sharks and stingrays. Amphitrite, a stunning 9-foot bronze mermaid statue, lies 50 feet off the shore of Sunset House. She serves as a popular attraction for divers and is totally Instagram-worthy!

Keep your eye out for:

  • Stingrays
  • Tarpon
  • French angelfish
  • Sea turtles
  • Reef sharks
  • Nurse sharks
  • Parrotfish
  • Octopus
  • Grouper
  • Moray eels

Recommended Specialty Courses

  • Navigation
  • Night & limited visibility
  • Boat diving
  • Nitrox
  • Perfect buoyancy
  • Photo & video
  • Stress & rescue
  • Deep diving
  • Wreck diving
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Off The Wall Divers

Founded in the early 1990s, Off the Wall Divers was one of the first small operations to provide scuba diving trips around the walls and reefs of Grand Cayman. Today, the company continues to provide unmatched experiences. They cater to computer divers, offering extended bottom times with an ample surface interval that will permit a safe, lengthy second dive.


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Sunset Divers

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.


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Caribbean Club

The Caribbean Club is a luxurious, exclusive boutique hotel that provides visitors with a home away from home. Spacious suites and villas built on the edge of the water and overlooking Seven Miles Beach combine the glamour and adventure of a world-famous resort with the comforts of a truly opulent home.


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Sunset House

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. 


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Grand Cayman is known for its beaches, crystal-clear water and diverse marine life. The island has a vibrant arts and music scene, with a focus on calypso and reggae music. Festivals and events also occur annually to celebrate the island’s culture. The official language on the island is English and the community is laid back and welcoming.
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Stingray City

Stingray City is made up of a group of sandbars located 25 miles off the shore of Grand Cayman. These sandbars sit in just three feet of water, making them accessible for all. While visiting Stingray City, you will get the chance to interact with and feed the wild stingrays that live freely in the waters. Stingray City can be visited through a snorkeling trip, scuba trip or in a glass bottom boat.

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USS Kittiwake Wreck

Dive the USS Kittiwake, a submarine rescue ship, for the world-famous wreckage and the wildlife. The USS Kittiwake was purposefully sunk to create an artificial reef. While diving, be on the lookout for sea turtles, grouper, stingrays and barracuda. The ship is shallow enough that snorkelers and free divers can also enjoy the wonders of the wreck.

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Starfish Point

Head to the north side of Grand Cayman to spend the day snorkeling with starfish at Starfish Point. The water starts shallow and then drops off to about 10 feet deep. Snorkeling is the best way to see the starfish but you may get the chance to see them while walking through the shallow water as well. Make sure not to pull the starfish out of the water, as it’s illegal to do so. Drive or boat over to Starfish Point for a fun afternoon with these unique creatures.

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Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Center

The Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Center (CTEC) works on releasing sea turtles into the ocean, sustainable husbandry that honors the Caymanian heritage and conservation education and advocacy. Visit the CTEC for up-close encounters with green sea turtles at all different stages of life. Make sure to check out the lagoon where you can snorkel right alongside these animals and the education center where you can learn more about turtles and conservation. There’s also a waterslide, nature trail, crocodile, sharks and a nature trail!

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 Caymans again.”

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Know Before You Go

Dive Insurance

Dive insurance is required on all Diventures trips. We recommend purchasing DAN dive insurance.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not required but is highly recommended for all Diventures trips. We recommend purchasing DAN trip insurance.


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.


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. 


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.


There is no need for visitors to exchange their US dollars for 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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