East End Dive Sites
The Secret’s Out: Grand Cayman’s Best Diving Spots
There are almost 60 dive sites in Grand Cayman’s East End alone, which means there is always something new and exciting to explore on every diving excursion.
Listed below are some of Grand Cayman’s best dive sites, including world renowned Stingray City.
One of the world’s most famous shallow dives, Stingray City is home to some of Grand Cayman’s most friendly locals – Southern Stingrays. Divers can pet, feed and play with the Stingrays, making it the most memorable dive they will experience on their vacation. If you want to take a break from diving, our Cayman beach resort also offers a chartered sailing and snorkeling expedition to this unforgettable destination. Click here for more details.
North Wall Dives
Grand Cayman’s North Wall diving has some of the most spectacular drop-offs and exotic marine life – Sea turtles, Tarpon and Reef Sharks are not uncommon on these dives. Barrel sponges, Elkhorn Coral and rare Black Coral can be found on many dive site on the North Wall.
East End Dives
With the East End being a relatively unexplored area of Grand Cayman, the diving is often spectacular! Dive sites are typically around the inner fringing reef and brimming with life, and this location has some of the locals’ favourite sites.
Black Forest / Julies Wall
The top of the wall is at 55ft and you can find black sponges, stingrays and other marine life. An outstanding dive often mentioned in dive books and publications.
A favourite among divers, Babylon is loaded with sea fans, large tube sponges, not to mention beautiful fish such as Parrot fish or Queen Angel fish. The wall starts around 40 feet, and drops into the Cayman Trench, ideal for the thrill seeking diver.
Black Rock is a relatively shallow dive, with the ledge dropping off at 50ft. The swim through is home to many critters such as eel, grouper and even Caribbean Spiny Lobster.
Caves, tunnels and coral blocks form the architecture for this amazing dive. As the name suggests this site is full of Nassau grouper and different species of jacks. Clusters of elkhorn coral sit among sea fans and plumes.
This deep dive up to 100ft is brimming with life – sponges, soft corals, sea fans, Caribbean reef sharks, green turtles and even a spotted eagle ray can be seen.