Destination Overview:
The Cayman Islands is a British Crown Colony located in the western Caribbean, 480 miles south of Miami, 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica. By 737-200 jet, the Cayman Islands is about a 70-minute direct flight from Miami. The island country consists of Grand Cayman, largest and most populous of the trio; and the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Diving Details:
The islands lack rivers or streams because of the porous nature of their limestone composition. It is this lack of runoff which gives the surrounding Caribbean Sea exceptional visibility, often well over 150 ft. Stingray City has become Cayman’s most famous dive site, located in shallow depths in Grand Cayman’s North Sound. Currently there are 234 permanent boat moorings installed and maintained by the Department of the Environment’s Conservation and Protection Unit, to protect popular dive sites from anchor damage off all three islands.

Insider Information:
The Cayman Islands are only a short flight from Houston or Miami. The islands are known for their vertical walls and crystal clear water with visibility in excess of 150ft. Great cuisine with authentic Jamaican Jerk chicken and vibrant seasoning of seafood dishes are only a few of the great dining choices. The outer islands are remote and offer greater seclusion.

Dive Operators

Dive Sites


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image The Club at Little Cayman
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Non-Diving Activities

  • Tour the Cayman Turtle Farm at Boatswain’s Beach (Grand Cayman)
  • Play a round of golf at North Sound Club, the only championship 18-hole golf course on Grand Cayman
  • Explore the turquoise waters via kayak
  • Go snorkeling…many of the shallow dive sites also set the stage for world-class snorkeling
  • Fish for blue marlin, yellowfin tuna or wahoo on a guided sportfishing charter, or just catch and release bonefish from shore
  • Go bird-watching in the Red-Footed Booby Bird Nature Reserve (Little Cayman)
  • Explore one of the many caves on Cayman Brac
  • Catch glimpses of plants and animals unique to the Cayman Islands on any number of scenic trails
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Cayman Islands are located in the western Caribbean just south of Miami. They are comprised of the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

From Los Angeles, it takes 7 and a half hours to get to Grand Cayman with one stop over. From New York, it takes 4 hours. Flights can be longer depending on the duration of layovers. From Grand Cayman, a 30 minute domestic flight will get you to Cayman Brac and an hour long flight will get you to Little Cayman.

They use the Cayman Islands Dollar. It has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar of CI$1.00 = US$1.25

English is the main language spoken with various local accents.

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. Visitors are allowed to stay up to 6 months. Passports must be valid at least 6 months from the date of return.

The U.S. Consular Agency of the Cayman Islands is located at:
222 Mirco Center, North Sound Road,
Georgetown, Grand Cayman
Phone number: (345) 945-8173.
Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm

For legal reasons, we cannot make official recommendations regarding shots or immunizations. Please consult with your physician or visit for more information.

They use 110 volts. Same as U.S.

Please consult with your airlines regarding luggage requirements and restrictions.

Cayman Airways, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, Northwest, Air Canada, British Airways, U.S. Airways and Air Jamaica.

It depends on the hotel/resort that you choose to stay at. However, when it comes to your diving transfers, the dive centers usually provide roundtrip hotel/dive center transfers. Please check with the dive shop that will be handling your tours.

Water temperature is between 79 and 83 degrees, with a visibility often exceeding 100ft. World’s best 12-foot dive, famous Sting Ray City, shore dives, wall dives, wrecks, spotted eagle rays, stingrays, green and hawksbill sea turtles, eagle rays, schools of tarpon and silversides, barracudas, angelfish, puffer fish, scrawled filefish, flying gurnards, moray eels and much more.

For morning dives, you depart at 8:30am and return between 11:30 and noon. For afternoon dives, you depart at 1:30pm and return between 4:30 and 5:00pm.

While the water can get warm enough to go without, we recommend a 3mm wetsuit for protection.

10-15 minutes when diving in Grand Cayman and 20 minutes when diving in Cayman Brac. Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are only 7 miles apart so some dive sites in Little Cayman can be accessed from Cayman Brac.

Airport fees, rental equipment

E-tickets and vouchers are sent approximately 3 weeks prior to your departure.