World-renowned for their diving, snorkeling, and other water sports!
Diving equipment is available for rent, and diving instruction is available to visitors who want to learn to dive. Dive operators can take you to any of the hundreds of dive sites in the Caymans for the underwater experience of a lifetime. There are too many dive operators to list here; you should have no trouble finding them. Just beware – a few companies have disproportionate numbers of divers to instructors – look for one that does dives in smaller groups.
You don’t have to be a diver to enjoy the breathtaking underwater beauty surrounding the Cayman Islands. Snorkeling equipment is available for rent and for purchase, and most dive operators and boat charter companies offer snorkel trips. Or, simply rent some equipment, find a beach, and wade offshore. West Bay Cemetery Reef, Smith’s Cove and Eden Rock are good bets.
Sailing is another way to take advantage of the sparkling waters. Rent a sailboat, anchor in a shallow spot, and snorkel or swim to cool off. If you’d rather let someone else do the sailing, a number of operators offer sailing trips including day sails and sunset dinner cruises. If you have a “need for speed,” speedboats and jetskis are also available. Just remember to watch for “divers down” flags and to respect swimmers.
Parasailing offers an unforgettable experience as you rise about 200 feet above the water, towed by a speedboat, with your parachute gently lifting you. You can enjoy the ride (and the amazing views) by yourself or with a companion.
Windsurfing is gaining in popularity, and lessons are available for beginners, teaching them to stay upright and steer the sailboard. More experience windsurfers tell us that the strong winds of the east coast of the island are the most exhilarating.
The Cayman Islands are well-known in the fishing world as well, offering deep-sea blue marlin fishing, lagoon bonefishing, and everything in between.
Other water sports include kayaking, water skiing, knee boarding, banana boat rides, glass-bottom and semi-submersible boat rides, and submarine dives to up to 1,000 feet. Most of the glossy tourist magazines that you’ll find once you arrive will have more details about all of the above water sports.