If you’ve ever visited the Cayman Islands in October or November, you know it’s a good time to go as the air temperature has cooled off a bit but the water is still nice and warm. So why not join the Scuba Shack crew traveling to Little Cayman Oct. 16-23.
Information on Little Cayman … (all text and photos courtesy Little Cayman Beach Resort).
Little Cayman is the smallest and least developed of the three Cayman Islands, located 87 miles northeast of Grand Cayman, five miles west of Cayman Brac, 480 miles from Miami and 90 miles south of Havana.
First discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1503 and rarely visited (except for the occasional pirate) until recent times, Little Cayman is now a favourite destination of modern-day explorers, photographers, naturalists and, of course, divers. The moment you arrive, you’ll understand why.
The island itself – just 10 miles long and 1 mile wide – is blessed with 22 miles of spectacular coastline and, just offshore, incredible coral reefs teeming with over 150 kinds of coral and more than 500 species of fish.
Bloody Bay Wall, one of the most pristine underwater sites in the world, is part of a unique ocean reef system surrounding Little Cayman. Rated as the best diving in the Caribbean by National Geographic photographer David Doubilet and underwater cinematographer Stan Waterman, Bloody Bay Wall’s natural beauty has been protected for future generations with its designation as a Marine Park.
Welcome to Little Cayman Island and Little Cayman Beach Resort, the world’s most incredible diving and the finest Caribbean scuba diving resort.
About the diving …
From Phillipe Cousteau to David Doubliet, just about every diver has stated that Little Cayman is one of the world’s premier dive destinations – with pristine reefs, excellent visibility and incredible diving.
2008 Scuba Diving Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards
- #3 Top Dive Destination
- #2 Top Marine Life
- #2 Healthiest Marine Environment
- #4 Top Macro Life
- #1 Top Wall Diving
- #2 Top Underwater Photography
- #4 Most Popular Dive Resort
The Cayman Islands have strict Marine Conservation Laws and many of our 57 dive sites are within protected Marine Park Zones, including the legendary Bloody Bay Wall – Little Cayman’s most famous dive attraction.
Here, coral canyons and sand chutes lead you through into the pristine deep blue waters of the outer reef before plunging to 6000ft (1800m). These exhilarating walls are covered with brightly hued sponges, corals and sea fans.