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Area (sq km): 262
Population: 44,270
Nationality: Caymanian
Local Name: Cayman Islands
Language: English
Time Zone: - 5 GMT
Currency: 1 dollar =
100 cents
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: George Town
Dialling Code: +345
Electricity: 110V/50Hz
Internet Code: .ky
Religion: United Church,
Anglican,
Baptist
Climate: Tropical
Government: British Common Law
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-16.00
Major Airports: Cayman Brac(CYB),
Grand Cayman(GCM),
Little Cayman(LYB)

Cayman Island vacation rentals

Cayman Islands scuba diving is a world apart, a glorious underwater theatre for you to explore when you choose Cayman Island vacation rentals. For the best Cayman Islands dive sites consider any of the three islands; Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.

Stingray City
Stingray City

Cayman Islands scuba diving began in 1957 at the hands of one man determined to explore the water and share the joy with others. Bob Soto is the man that brought scuba diving to the Cayman Islands. 50 years later his business is still in operation and he is joined by 50 other dive operators all accessible from Cayman Island vacation rentals.

Cayman Islands scuba diving is known throughout the world for its massive rock walls (dropping 2,000m), vibrant coral gardens, brightly coloured schools of fish and deep canyons.

There are over 200 dive sites around Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. The clear waters have an astounding visibility of 30m! If you are at all familiar with Grand Cayman diving you will know about Stingray City.

Scuba diving in Little Cayman is centred on the legendary Bloody Bay Wall, notorious since pirate days. If scuba diving is a hobby of yours, book Cayman Island vacation rentals to experience the best dive sites in the Caribbean.

Stingray City

Grand Cayman diving offers an astonishing 150 dive sites around the island! The most popular of Grand Cayman diving sites is Stingray City. It maybe only a 4m dive, but the stingrays are plentiful and friendly, even eating right from your hand. Swimming with them is a divine experience you will always treasure.

White Stroke Canyon is great for seeing many types of invertebrates. Chinese Wall has amazingly diverse marine life present including nurse sharks. Black Forest has a wealth of black coral pinnacles. Tarpon Alley is ideal for seeing the silvery schools pass by. There is even an underwater zoo off 7 Mile Beach that is fantastic. For the best wall diving on your Cayman Island vacation rentals holiday, include Orange Canyon, Babylon and Big Tunnels in your itinerary.

Bloody Bay Wall

Little Cayman may be small, but its dive sites are phenomenal. Your options for dive sites in Little Cayman are many and you are sure to surface with an ear-to-ear grin. The walls on the north shore in Bloody Bay represent the world’s top wall diving. The coral and sponges are simply unbelievable. The drop off looks endless from Bloody Bay Wall, especially at Great Wall East. This view is nearly unrivalled in the world of scuba!

Ringer’s Wall and Mixing Bowl are both abundant in marine life. To the west of Little Cayman, scuba diving becomes surreal. Here you will see all the colours of the rainbow and a diverse sea-life population, especially at Bush Gardens dive site.

Lighthouse Wall on the south shore is where you will start to see the bigger fish like groupers and morays. Dynamite Drop has perfect coral formations and Pirate’s Point Reef has a great diveable wreck.

Cayman Brac

Most of the Cayman Brac dive sites are on the northwest and southwest of the island. Cayman Brac dive sites offer up wreck diving, wall diving and gentle shallow dives with prolific marine life.

Anchor Wall is known for its swim-throughs while the massive tunnels at Tiara Tunnels can seem a bit haunting. Buccaneer’s features a 100m sunken Russian ship where divers can explore the top three decks. Rock Monster Chimney is a deep dive and one of the best Cayman Brac dive sites. You can base yourself at Cayman Island vacation rentals and explore the marine world of all three islands!

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