The Best Dives in the Cayman Islands

Cayman_Lawson Wood Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
The Cayman Islands are one of the world’s best diving destinations--the reefs are lively and the visibility is excellent. I spent ten days on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac; here are my picks for the best dive sites in those islands.

Grand Cayman

Lighthouse Point: One of the best wall dives in Grand Cayman. The reef is thriving, and the water is relatively calm compared to nearby diving sites. About 250 feet from shore is a mini-wall, 30-60 feet deep. The deep wall is about 600 feet out and drops from 120 feet to 4,000 feet. There’s a plethora of sponges, corals, and sea fans.

Be on the lookout for eagle rays, octopus, angelfish, and scorpion fish. I was lucky enough to see a sea turtle munching its lunch in Turtle Head Canyon near the deep wall.

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