Cayman Islands FACTS & FIGURES

TIME ZONE

Eastern

WEATHER

70-86F in winter and 80-90F in summer.

LANGUAGE

English

WATER TEMPS

Summer water temperatures stay steady around 85F and drop to about 76-80F (24-27C) in the winter.

CURRENCY

Cayman Dollar (Cl $)

HYPERBARIC FACILITIES

Repression chamber in Faith Hospital on Cayman Brac and Georgetown Hospital on Grand Cayman.

ELECTRICAL

110 volts/60 cycles, plugs are U.S. standard.

ENTRY DOCUMENTS

U.S. citizens must have a return ticket and a passport.

DIVE SITES

All three of the Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman) feature full-service dive operations offering a wide range of services for divers of all experience levels, from shallow sites perfect for beginners to depths suitable only for hardcore techies. Guided boat trips take divers to spectacular sites, most located within half an hour’s ride from shore. Shore diving is also available. Underwater visibility is consistently in the “excellent” range, averaging from 60 to 100+ feet (60 to 30+ meters). A light skin suit or 3-mm wet suit will suffice, as water temperatures range from 70 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 29.4 degrees Celsius) year-round.

Of the Cayman Islands’ 365 named dive sites, 240 of them are on Grand Cayman. Shallow reefs and deep walls are adorned with colorful corals and punctuated with plentiful marine life. And the turtles don’t shy away from scuba divers, so if you don’t chase them, they’ll likely hang around for a while, maybe posing for a photo or two. For those who’d rather enter from shore, you can gear up at one of several waterfront dive centers and literally take the stairs to the seafloor. Freediving is also a popular activity here.

See all 364 dive sites.

TYPES OF DIVING

Blue Water Diving

Cave Diving

Drift Diving

Ice Diving

Lionfish Hunting

Muck Diving

Night Diving

Shark Diving

Shore Diving

Tech Diving

Wall Diving

Wreck Diving

SCUBA VIDEO

THE DIVE TRAINING CREW IN Cayman Islands

Gavin and Patrick Murphy spent an amazing week in Grand Cayman diving with Cayman University Divers.
The Dive N2 Life group from Big Torch Key, FL, stayed and dove at Sunset House. Led by Kama Cannon, the group had a fun week in Grand Cayman photographing & identifying corals on the House Reef.
Sam and Monica Ankney spent two weeks diving in Cayman Brac.
The Yoder family, Jennifer, Ella, Ethan and Dennis, spent spring break diving with Jonny from Wall to Wall Diving in the Cayman Islands.
Brothers Randy (left – from Austin, TX) and Gary Reiss (right – from Spokane, WA) had a blast diving at Sunset House on Grand Cayman.
Robin and Mark Balzer of Liberty, Missouri, were all smiles after a morning of diving in Grand Cayman. The Balzers posed for this photo at Cayman Turtle Divers in Grand Cayman.
New dive buddies for life at the end of an epic week spent at Cobalt Coast Resort on Grand Cayman Island diving with Reef Divers. Pictured at Turtle Schooner on West Bay, left to right: Craig Stickler, Leslie Stickler, Hilary (Tim) Timmis, Terri Timmis, Steve Goudy, George Boser, PJ Dunphey, & Bill James. Photo taken by Carol Boser.
Cobalt Coast Cruisers Dive Group were spoiled by the Reef Divers Dive Shop at Cobalt Coast Grand Cayman Resort. From the left: Nick, Angie, Loretta, Patrick, Norm, Robin (holding mag), John, Kim, Jim, Margaret, Joe.