Grand Cayman is the largest and most populated coral island of the three Cayman Islands. Its shores are washed by the waters of the Caribbean sea. The islands provide holiday options for everyone and hundreds of dive sites to explore.
Visibility in the Cayman Islands is terrific. The underwater world is incredibly diverse. All this, plus the most impressive corals in the Caribbean have made the Cayman Islands a world-class dive destination. It offers beautiful wall diving with opportunities to see whiptail stingrays and green sea turtles. To enjoy the underwater beauty, you, sometimes, need only a mask and a snorkel. Experienced divers can explore Grand Cayman treasures — a marine reserve, walls, devilishly deep drop-offs and large shipwrecks, turned into artificial reefs.
The Cayman group is subject to strong trade winds and has a humid tropical climate. Diving is enjoyable all year round. The average water temperature is +26-28 °C all through the year. Grand Cayman Currents are weak, and there is no thermocline. Cayman has mild air temperatures up to +27 °C year-round. The hurricane season lasts from June to November.
The Cayman Islands are famous for the encounters with stingrays in Stingray City where you can see Atlantic stingrays and whiptail stingrays. It is allowed to pat and feed them with squids, hug and play with them.
Kittiwake shipwreck sits on a sandy seafloor of the biosphere reserve territory. It is a 76.5-meter vessel, launched in 1945, that was later submerged to create an artificial reef. The ship has 5 decks, sheltering a variety of "passengers" — from jellyfish and shrimp to sharks and moray eels.