Diving in Little Cayman

Don’t let the size of Little Cayman fool you. Even though this is the smallest of the group of islands with only 10 miles long (16 meters) and 1 mile (1.6 meters) wide, it’s filled with exciting places to explore and calmness all around. This little island, famous for its world-class diving, was declared by Jacques Cousteau among the top three diving sites in the world. One of the best dive sites in Little Cayman is the Bloody Bay Wall Marine Park. This breathtaking drop-off goes over 5000 feet in depth. It’s an unforgettable destination with colorful coral, tube sponges, and giant fans. Drift through the crystal-clear waters of Little Cayman or relax in the peace and quiet of this pacific island. This idyllic place offers countless adventures. Bask on one of the famous white-sand beaches, take a long bike or scooter ride around the shore, or dive in the blue waters of South Hole Sound Lagoon. Adventurers can also kayak out to the unofficial fourth Cayman Island, Owen Island, a peaceful place where you can explore and admire many natural attractions including the active bird population at Booby Pond Nature Preserve. One thing is for sure, you won’t be disappointed with the many exciting activities this place has to offer.


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Wildlife in Little Cayman

While on land you will experience many moments of peace and calmness, the underwater world is full of adventures. Some of the reefs in the Caribbean have suffered due to the hurricanes over the past few years; however, the reefs that surround Little Cayman are very healthy. Diving here you will see thriving coral species such as elkhorn, brain, staghorn, fire, and finger coral. You can also expect to an array of different fish species like surgeonfish, angelfish, butterfly fish, parrot fish, drum fish, damselfish, and many others. Pay attention to spot octopi, eels, blennies, lobster, and crab swimming among the reef. Marine life in Little Cayman is very diverse and includes many incredible species like turtles, sharks, rays, and the large Nassau grouper.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Lemon Shark
Silky Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Lemon Shark
Silky Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Electric Ray
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish

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