Clownfish, Philippines. Photo by Stephane Rochon.

A dive site atlas made by divers for divers
Enjoy and contribute!

 Cayman Islands

Central America

The Cayman Islands are also world-famous as a scuba diving destination because of their crystal-clear waters and their proximity to the Cayman Wall. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are also considered to be elite dive destinations. There are several snorkeling locations where tourists can swim with stingrays. Divers find two shipwrecks off the shores of Cayman Brac particularly interesting.

The three islands of the Cayman Islands are the exposed top of an underwater mountain. Underwater, the sides of this mountain are quite steep, vertical in some places, within as little as a few hundred meters from shore.

In addition to the expected coral reefs, colorful fish, and other underwater creatures, this "wall diving" provides something extra-ordinary for scuba divers. Scuba diving in the Caymans can be done by boat, or at many dive sites, directly from shore.

The tourism industry on the Cayman Islands caters to divers, with many resorts and condominium complexes having in-house diving operations offering course work, daily excursions, SCUBA Equipment sales and rentals.

Location: Caribbean, three island (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman) group in Caribbean Sea, 240 km south of Cuba and 268 km northwest of Jamaica
Geographic coordinates: 19° 30' N, 80° 30' W
Coastline km: 160 km km
Climate: tropical marine; warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool, relatively dry winters (November to April)
Terrain: low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs
Elevation: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: The Bluff (Cayman Brac) 43 m
Natural hazards: hurricanes (July to November)
Currency: Caymanian dollar (KYD)
Population: 45,436 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: English
Capital: George Town
Divisions: 8 districts; Creek, Eastern, Midland, South Town, Spot Bay, Stake Bay, West End, Western

More details

 
Seasons
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Climate                        
Air temp.                        
Water temp.                        
Equipment Nie wiem Nie wiem Nie wiem Nie wiem Nie wiem Nie wiem Nie wiem Nie wiem Nie wiem Nie wiem Nie wiem Nie wiem
Best season

Want to correct or complete those additional data? Edit this page

Additional map

map

Wanna add some info about Cayman Islands? Let us know...


This is an interactive map! Use controls to pan and zoom this map.

Your favorite zone isn't listed ? Add a zone

Zones

Zones (3) Dive sites Sub zones
Cayman Brac 2 0
Grand Cayman 53 0
Little Cayman 26 0

 Dive logs

Show all (11)...

americanhero9d avatar
Sand Chute
De americanhero9d
16 sept. 2010
Sand Chute -
Suite...

The Maze
De moehlsen
14 févr. 2010
- Boat Dive with Ocean Frontiers.  Great site.  Lots of swimthroughs.  
Suite...

Pat's Wall
De moehlsen
14 févr. 2010
- Boat Dive with Ocean Frontiers.  Wall dive.   Deep blue off wall drops to 6000 feet.  Make sure you descend along mooring line.  Free descent over drop off can be deceiving and you can end up too deep.  
Suite...
wldbillheinz avatar
Oro Verde
De wldbillheinz
29 nov. 2009
-
Suite...
wldbillheinz avatar
Lone Star
De wldbillheinz
28 nov. 2009
-
Suite...

 Dive trips

Show all (2)...

americanhero9d avatar
Voyage : Carnival Conquest Cruise
De americanhero9d
Du 12 sept. 2010 au 19 sept. 2010

Suite...
Lensman 2002 avatar
Voyage : Carribean Cruise
De Lensman 2002
Du 24 févr. 2003 au 5 mars 2003

Suite...

 Comments

Add comment

Show all (0)...

Be the first to comment this country

Errors, Feedback

If you want to add new information or you have found errors on this country, Send us feedback.

Advertise

Wannadive.net 24/24

Wannadive.net on your mobile

Google Play Application

RSS All the RSS feeds of Wannadive.net

Newsletter All news by email

Friends of Wannadive