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2301 Central Expy #140

Plano, TX 75075

(972) 423-3483​

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Mon-Fri: 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Scuba Diving the Cayman Islands

Whether you’ve always dreamed of swimming alongside adorable seahorses or getting up close and personal with a hammerhead shark, our Cayman Islands trips have it all.

With multiple dives every day at some of the most well-known and untouched dive sites in the world, you’ll have a chance to swim through pristine coral gardens, explore wrecks and artificial reefs, and marvel at an incredible array of sea creatures both large and small.

And after a long day spent discovering undersea wonders, there’s nothing like kicking back aboard a spacious liveaboard with comfortable accommodations and delicious meals to round out your adventure or lounging on the beach and exploring everything the island has to offer.

So if you’re ready to start ticking things off your scuba diving bucket list, why wait?

Scuba Diving the Cayman Islands

Scuba Diving in the Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands are a scuba diver’s paradise. The clear, warm waters offer excellent visibility, and the wide variety of marine life is simply amazing. Reefs, shipwrecks, and caves, there is something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver.

The Dives

There are over 60 dive sites in Grand Cayman so there is almost always somewhere to dive even if conditions aren’t perfect for a few areas. Here’s a sneak at what you can expect.

3 Fathom Wall (Mixing Bowl) – If you’re looking for a diverse fish-filled dive site that is filled with excitement, then look no further than 3 Fathom Wall. Located at the crossroads of Bloody Bay Wall, this site offers something for every type of scuba diver. Here, you’ll find a mix of gentle slopes and sheer walls, home to a wide variety of fish from Bermuda chubs and goatfish to snappers and grouper. What’s more, the shallows of 3 Fathom Wall are filled with a seemingly endless variety of smaller creatures, including colorful schools of fish and timid yellowhead jawfish.

Bonnie’s Arch – Bonnie’s Arch is a beautiful dive site that is perfect for both photography and videography. The arch provides a stunning backdrop for any underwater shot, and the abundance of sea life in the area makes it a great place to capture some amazing footage. Seahorses are sometimes found here, and angelfish are a common sight. Channel-clinging crabs can also be spotted under the edge of the outlying reef system. The maximum depth for this dive is 70 feet. Bonnie’s Arch is a must-see for anyone visiting the area!

Devils Grotto/Eden Rock- Known as “One of the dives that made Grand Cayman so famous,” Devils Grotto and Eden Rock are two of Grand Cayman’s most popular dive sites. Located just off the shore outside of George Town, these sites offer divers the chance to explore a variety of underwater passages. The maximum depth at both sites is 45 feet, making them ideal for novice divers. However, experienced divers will also find plenty to see and do, as the sites are teeming with marine life. Whether you’re looking to see colorful coral or curious fish, Devils Grotto and Eden Rock are sure to disappoint.

The Great Wall – Whether you’re an experienced diver or a beginner, the Great Wall is truly a sight to behold. The Aggressor IV will be moored in crystal clear waters at a depth of 15 feet, making it accessible to divers of all skill levels. At 18 feet, the wall begins its dramatic descent, eventually leading down to a depth of 3000 feet. Lined with lush vegetation and stuffed full of amazing marine life, the Great Wall truly has it all. You’ll find stunning gorgonians and soft corals flourishing along the wall, as well as fascinating rope sponges and other delicate species. And as if that weren’t enough, this stunning dive site is also home to turtles frolicking among the coral branches and large schools of juvenile fish darting through the water.

Stingray City – Stingray City is known throughout the world as one of the most unique and unforgettable diving experiences. Located along the northwestern coast in Grand Cayman, this site is home to dozens of friendly Southern Stingrays that flock to the area in search of food. These magnificent creatures can be found at depths of just 12 feet, making them easily accessible for divers of all experience levels.

The Kittiwake M/V Keith Tibbetts – Formerly known as the Russian Destroyer #356. It was built by the USSR for Cuba in 1984 and sunk at Cayman Brac in 1996 to become an artificial reef. The wreck lies in 40-90ft of water and is a popular spot for wreck divers as they can penetrate the wreck to explore it further.

Orde Verde – The Ore Verde was once a thriving cargo ship before it met its watery end and now lies in pieces against a section of coral reef. Today, it is a popular destination for divers, who come to see the many fish that call the wreck home. During the day, divers can spot hordes of chub, jacks, and snapper, while at night they may catch a glimpse of the midnight blue parrotfish. However, divers should always be aware of the spotted morays or green moray eel that may also be lurking about. Whether you’re looking for daytime or nighttime adventure, the Ore Verde wreck is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

Cayman Islands Marine Life

Turtles- The Cayman Islands are home to many different types of turtles, including the loggerhead and hawksbill turtles. Both of these turtles are threatened species, and they are protected by law. The loggerhead turtle is the largest of the two, and it can grow up to three feet long. The hawksbill turtle is smaller, and it has a beak-like mouth that it uses to eat sponges and other marine life. You can expect to see both of these turtles any time of year in the Cayman Islands.

Hammerheads – Diving with hammerhead sharks is an unforgettable experience. These magnificent creatures can grow up to 20 feet in length, and their curious nature makes them a popular choice for divers around the world. The Cayman Islands are one of the best places to see hammerheads, specifically the famous dive site Hammerhead Hill, as they are attracted to the warm waters and abundant food sources. When diving with hammerheads, it is important to remember that they are wild animals and should be treated with respect. Divers should avoid touching or harassing the sharks and should always give them plenty of space. With a little caution and care, diving with hammerheads can be a safe and thrilling adventure.

Eagle Rays – Scuba diving with Eagle Rays in the Cayman Islands is an experience like no other. These graceful, winged creatures are some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring marine animals that you can encounter while diving. Whether you choose to swim alongside them in the open ocean or follow them into their caves and crevasses, their seemingly endless energy and playful behavior is sure to captivate your imagination. Although Eagle Rays can be seen in the Cayman Islands year-round, you have the highest chance of seeing them from May to September.

Whitetip Reef Shark – Scuba diving with whitetip reef sharks in the Cayman Islands is an unforgettable experience. These stunning creatures are relatively small, but they are incredibly fast and agile. They are also very curious and will often approach divers out of curiosity. However, they are not dangerous to humans, and scuba diving with them is an incredibly safe activity. The best time to see whitetip reef sharks in the Cayman Islands is from May to August. It is an amazing sight, and a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Seahorses – While the Cayman Islands are best known for their stunning coral reefs and diverse marine life, don’t forget about the amazing small critters that call these waters home. Seahorses, for example, are often found clinging to the coral, blending in with their surroundings. These fascinating creatures have a unique way of swimming, using their long tails to curl around objects and propell themselves through the water. Keep your eyes peeled while diving, and you may just spot one of these elusive creatures.

The Boat

The boat that you’re on will depend on which trip you’re on with us. But no matter which Scuba Adventures trip you choose, we’ll have a boat entirely dedicated to Scuba Adventures! That’s right. Just you and your closest dive buddies experiencing the best of the Cayman Islands.

Cayman Islands Aggressor IV Liveaboard

If you’re looking for the ultimate dive adventure, look no further than the Cayman Aggressor IV. This impressive liveaboard features everything you need to explore the spectacular reefs and marine life of the Cayman Islands.

The top deck is home to a hot tub and a sun deck with plenty of lounge chairs, perfect for soaking up some rays after an exciting day of diving. Down below, the spacious dive deck is outfitted with dedicated lockers for your wetsuits and gear, making it easy to get geared up for each dive. There are multiple rooms to choose from on board, all with their own ensuite bathrooms, including a massive master suite as well as comfortable twin rooms and deluxe twin rooms.

Cayman Islands Scuba Diving Conditions

The Cayman Islands are world-renowned for their clear turquoise waters and pristine coral reefs. Scuba diving in the Cayman Islands is an unforgettable experience!

The water temperature is also very consistent, averaging around 84 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.

If you’re a viz snob, this is definitely the trip for you! Visibility is 100 ft on average and can even get up to 200 ft!!

The water temperature is also very consistent and is on average about 85ºF in the summer. So most divers won’t need more than a 3 mil shortie!

Dive sites are calm with little to no currents or surge and waves averaging at only 2-3 ft.

Divers are prohibited from wearing gloves in order to discourage from touching coral.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

John Worthen July - 2020

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I can’t recommend this place enough. After moving to the area, I read a lot of reviews and emailed several dive shops before going with Scuba Adventures. I choose them because they were the most responsive and helpful. The owners seem to not only be great divers but have business backgrounds. This is the most focus on customer service I have seen in a dive shop. Good inventory with all of the brands I could ask for. On point with their pricing. If you do find a better price they will work with you.

I ended up taking the Rescue Diver course and had a blast! I just got back from a dive trip with them at Lake Travis, very enjoyable. They also have one of the only indoor pools (18 ft.) in the area.

At Scuba ranch they have a big spot that is one of the easiest to get to and a nice pavilion for training. They are right next to the air refill station, which I love! Family and friends are welcome at the ranch. Good community there on weekends and you'll most likely find a dive buddy for a fun dive.

Maddie Womack August - 2020

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Scuba Adventures and their staff are beyond amazing! Their Plano store has a very wide selection of equipment and the pool is 18ft deep! Their Scuba Ranch location is amazing and still growing, with plenty of room and seating. I’m a fairly new diver and all the instructors do an amazing job of making me feel safe and secure deep underwater. Their staff is always very helpful and I can’t wait to continue my diving knowledge and certificates with them.

Jason Domenden March - 2020

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Found a great diving shop for all my gear. Been living here in texas for awhile and this shop has just what I needed. Really recommend scuba adventure for all your gear.

Emily Winnenberg March - 2020

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Went in last week to pick out goggles for an upcoming trip— loved the selection of masks they had available! Ended up picking out a hot pink pair to shamelessly match the other accessories I’d picked out.

Matt K March - 2020

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The new owners are the greatest! Their positive approach towards people and the sport of diving are huge part of the reason I love the sport. When they told me they were going to open a dive shop; I knew without a doubt I was going to be their customer. I have taken several dive adventures with them and other scuba diving misfits, and plan on taking many more.

Martin Garvie February - 2020

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Decided to revisit this shop since it is under new management. Already impressed with the facility improvements - by far the best training pool I have seen. Looking forward to the roll out of the full training curriculum - will be able to go from open water certified through all kinds of technical specialties. Good dive gear selection. Owners really have a great vision for promoting scuba diving and ocean adventures.

Don Champlin July - 2020

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This is the shop with the most experienced and competent personnel in the metroplex. Their commitment to safe, enjoyable and professional instruction is obvious from the first time you enter the store and meet the staff and owners. I have dove with most of them over the years and know first hand the love of diving they have and now share with the community as the new team. They are knowledgeable and up to date with the latest dive info. Don't miss a chance to dive with them.

Julie L February - 2020

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In January 2020, Scuba Adventures was purchased by divers that were affiliated with a different scuba store. These same divers taught me to dive, and got me to fall in love with scuba diving (despite me being pretty scared to start). I trust them, enough that I opted to take a trip with them to Cozumel for diving in 2019. It was one of the best trips of my life, and now I'm already signed up for their Costa Rica dive trip in 2020 with Scuba Adventures. I haven't visited the shop yet, but I can 100% vouch for the new owners--they are knowledgeable divers, good people, and all around amazing.

Jeremiah Perez May - 2020

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Owners and staff are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Allowed me to try backplate and wing set up in the pool. They did not pressure me to buy anything, but gave great information on products and financing options. All in all great staff and would recommend them to anyone!!!

Eric Coulombe August - 2020

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Great customer service, from the owners to the employees. Very knowledgeable about everything and anything pertaining to scuba diving. The instructors are highly educated and experienced in scuba diving. They put you through real life scenarios, so you know and understand what to do in the event something happens while you are under water. My family and I learned a lot about scuba diving in a very short amount of time. We will definitely keep taking additional courses with Scuba Adventures as we progress. We definitely reccomend Scuba Adventures to anyone wanting to learn and get scuba diving certified.
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