As you plan your vacation to Grand Cayman, consider adding scuba diving to your itinerary. The tropical island paradise features some of the best scuba diving sites in the world, all of which include plenty of colorful fish and other marine creatures. Review these exquisite sites to inspire your travel plans and get seriously excited.
Eden Rock North
This site is a favorite among snorkelers on cruise ships. It is a shallow reef dropping 45 feet into the sea and features tons of gorgeous coral you won’t want to stop taking pictures of. The tarpon in this area is particularly noteworthy, and don’t worry–they will just float along without noticing you at all.
If dense sea life is a scuba diving must for you, visit Ironshore Gardens. This underwater “garden” located on the east end of Grand Cayman in Frank Sound allows you to wind through a stunning maze of coral walls. You may also see some of the biggest lobsters in this section of clear ocean water.
The Kittiwake is a hulking submarine purposefully sunk in 2011 to create an artificial reef. Today the 251-foot-long vessel located about 70 feet below the waves is encrusted with beautiful coral and provides a fascinating scuba adventure so long as you bring a waterproof flashlight. The ship was set up for scuba diving fun, so there’s no need to worry about a single thing. Angelfish and groupers are frequently found here.
While this option is for experienced divers only, it makes virtually any “best of” scuba list for Grand Cayman. The deep wall dive allows you to look out into the great blue beyond while also featuring lots of color-tastic coral and more than a few sponges. Eagle rays also visit this spot often, which again is for seasoned divers alone.
This dive site is found near Eden Rock and is a true underwater maze. Parrotfish, barracuda, tarpon, and silversides are among the marine life found here, as well as reef sharks. You’ll navigate coral canyons that look even more beautiful under the tropical sun. Many combine Eden Rock with Devil’s Grotto to explore two of Grand Cayman’s most popular scuba spots.
These are just some of the scuba diving locations for you to explore off of the magnificent Grand Cayman. Book your stay on the island today at South Bay Beach Club and ask for scuba diving recommendations–the friendly staff will be happy to help.