Have you ever experienced a diving holiday in the Caymans? If not, then you are missing out! The Caymans consist of smaller islands namely Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The dive spots here are many and varied and can offer, for example, strong currents, steep walls and shallow reefs.
The Caymans have a well-developed scuba diving industry, so this area appeals to divers from all over the world. But, the impact that a large amount of divers could have on the underwater environment has been reduced because of the excellent conservation efforts in this area. You can find eighteen marine parks with a 3-tier system in the Cayman Islands.
A visit to the coast surrounding the islands will give you an opportunity to see shipwrecks which can be traced back to over four hundred years ago. There are about one hundred and twenty ships remaining today, which is a vital part of the diving islands nautical heritage, as it supports the marine life and they offer colourful diving spots around the islands. You should definitely take the time to explore the shipwrecks, as you can get to see a range of vessels, such as small trading and colonial vessels, freights, Spanish galleons, brigands and four-master schooners.
Diving holidays in the Caymans will allow you to explore an impressive variety of marine life. Some of the beautiful creatures that you will find include Barracudas, Manta Rays, Grey, Nurse and Hammerhead sharks and Nassau Groupers. But, the most popular encounters for divers would be Stingrays that you will find at Stingray City.
The Grand Cayman has a much larger coastline with more diving spots, but diving and scuba diving can be enjoyed at any of the islands you choose to visit. There are many dive operators on the islands so finding a dive center to explore your chosen spots is not a difficult thing to do. You can find many exceptional dive spots throughout the Caymans. For instance, Bloody Bay can be found on the island of Little Cayman and is well-known as perhaps the best area for wall dives in the entire Caribbean. Throughout the summertime, many manta rays gather in this location and accompany regulars like the nurse sharks, barracuda and turtles.
When you’re planning your diving holidays in the Caymans, ensure that you research the best time to visit. The climate is generally tropical and warm, plus the summer lasts from May to October. November to April is the cooler winter months. The water on the islands provides excellent visibility, which helps to make the diving spots the preferred destination for many diving holidays. The Cayman Islands is a paradise both above and below the water, it is a place you will not tire of quickly and the possibility of seeing the exceptional marine life makes it a place not to miss!