Stingray City

Stingray City is one of the most popular attractions on Grand Cayman. This site is in the North Sound of Grand Cayman and has naturally occurring resident Southern Stingrays. This site has become a beacon for snorkel operators bringing tourist groups here.

Being on a shallow, sandy bottom there’s not much marine life here but this site’s all about the Southern Stingrays. You’ll see them in droves!

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 22 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Snorkeling

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Spanish Bay Reef

Named for the old Spanish Bay Reef Resort, Spanish Bay Reef is a very popular shore dive with locals and visitors alike. Just 200ft from the man-made breakwater lies a mini wall running parallel with the shoreline. Diving here during high tide is best as low tide drops the visibility significantly.

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Doc Poulson (Wreck)

Doc Poulson is a purposefully sunk wreck as an artificial reef on the western part of Grand Cayman Island. This is a fun wreck to dive and a great night dive.

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USS Kittiwake (Wreck)

The Kittiwake is one of the best-known wrecks in all of the Caribbean, if not the whole world, and sits just offshore from Seven Mile Beach. Due to its shallow depth (no deeper than 65 feet) it’s popular not only among scuba divers but freedivers and snorkelers as well.

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Eagles Nest

Colorful sponges intertwined with staghorn corals create a backdrop for spotted eagle rays and lots of turtles. Also look for nurse sharks hiding amongst the reef.

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Trinity Caves

Trinity Caves is one of the most popular dive sites on the west side of Grand Cayman. The main swim through is 70 feet deep where you can follow the tunnel back and around out onto the main wall. A super fun dive full of caverns and swim-throughs.

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Oro Verde (Wreck)

Originally a U.S. Army transport ship, the Oro Verde spent it’s last 10 years of life transporting bananas between Ecuador and Miami. It eventually ran in 1976 on the reef surrounding Grand Cayman, right off Seven Mile Beach.

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Caribbean Club Sand Chute

A gradually declining sand chute, this is a great spot to see eagle rays and stingrays as they love to forage in the sand! Also a great snorkel spot.

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Turtle Farm Wall

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Devil’s Grotto North

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Sunset House Reef

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