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Scuba diving in Little Cayman

Little Cayman is small but it packs a punch with spectacular wall dives and unique wildlife encounters.
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Diving in Little Cayman

Quick facts

While the island is small, dive sites are plentiful around Little Cayman. During November to April, water temperature ranges between 78-82°F (25-28°C) and visibility is great at 60-100ft (18-30m). Most of the dive sites are close to the island and easy to dive. As the island is at sea level and fringed with beaches, many dives start right from the shore.  

Dive sites at Little Cayman consist of vertical walls, beautiful coral gardens and boulder formations. The best dive sites are located along Bloody Bay Wall which is a spectacular vertical wall with more than 15 different dive sites. The wall begins at a depth of 20ft (6m) and drops off to 1,000ft (304m). Along the wall, colorful sponges, gorgonian sea fans and other coral formations make a wonderful home for reef fish and critters.

Another area to explore is Jackson’s Bight at the northwest end of Little Cayman which also boasts several different dive sites. These dive sites offer a slightly different seascape with chutes, tunnels and crevices to explore.

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What to see

It is always busy along Bloody Bay Wall. The vertical drop-off is teeming with colorful reef fish including a variety of angelfish, parrotfish, anthias and surgeonfish. Within the nooks and crannies of the wall find moray eels, lobsters and crabs as well as squirrelfish and blennies. You are also likely to encounter large Nassau grouper which like to roam the walls. Looking out into the blue, you might spot Caribbean reef sharks, sea turtles and the occasional blacktip reef shark.

Around Jackson’s Bight and other dive sites, healthy coral reefs are also brimming with marine life. Stingrays often dwell in sandy bottoms and nudibranch can be found amongst the hard and soft corals. Lookout for skittish sailfin blennies, Flaming Tongue shells and sometimes resting nurse sharks in the shallows. If lucky, coming in from the blue could be eagle rays, or sometimes even a manta ray.

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