The dive industry on Grand Cayman is well established and dive operators practice high standards due to the huge competition. Safety standards are well regarded, and there is a wide array of different dive boat styles to suit everyone. Please note that there are some "cattle-boat" diving operators, who take out very large groups. The best thing to do is enquire about the maximum number of divers when booking your trip. Smaller groups allow for a personalized service, more control, and will prevent damage to the coral reef. There is a strict "no touch" policy on the Cayman Islands - do not feed the fish or stingrays, even if you see others doing it.
Equipment rental, enriched air nitrox, and technical diving facilities are available on the island. Grand Cayman has its own decompression chamber for emergency use. PADI, SSI, CMAS, and other training agencies are represented. The full range of scuba courses and certifications are offered from absolute beginner to instructor levels. It is very popular to take the PADI Open Water Course here, due to the calm conditions.
Living the Dream Divers has a friendly and experienced team, headed by owner-operators Gary and Liz. They are well-known for their excellent personalized valet service, keeping the maximum number of people to eight per trip. They have really nice dive boats - large, custom-built Newtons with exceptional attention to detail on board. A full-service PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, LTD Divers promotes quality tuition, and tailor-made trips, for both novice and experienced divers. They run two-tank dive trips in the morning and afternoon, and are flexible with their dive site schedule, weather permitting. Highly recommended!
Ocean Frontiers, at Compass Point Dive Resort, is in the East End of Grand Cayman. A PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center - this operation really knows how to provide amazing valet service and top quality scuba diving trips. They visit all the sites of the east end and arrange trips to Stingray City and the USS Kittiwake. Additionally, they offer special excursions such as UV glow night diving, macro mania, silverside rush, and lionfish hunting. Their boats are spacious and well equipped and maintained, with 2 crewmembers to a maximum of 12 guests. Unguided diving is permitted. Certification courses are available up to PADI Instructor levels. Don't miss out on diving with these guys!
Cayman Airways, Delta, US Airways, American Airlines, Continental, British Airways, United Airlines, and WestJet all fly into the Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman. Over 100 commercial flights land each week to service the busy tourism sector and banking industries. The majority of air travel is via Miami, with flights also originating from Canada, elsewhere in the US, the UK, Honduras, Cuba and Jamaica. Car rental is available once on the island.