diving east end, cayman

Dive Guide of East End

East End diving

East End is located on the eastern tip of Grand Cayman and offers good diving. There are many dive sites to explore, superb coral reefs, wall dives and plenty of underwater life. The terrain is rugged and there are natural blowholes on the southern shore where the water from the Ocean is pushed with great force through the cave and results in a fountain.

Always dive according to your level of training. Never enter the water without checking with the local dive center for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.

All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Grand Cayman’s East End is less exploited than the other destinations and is therefore quite untouched. A good part of the diving is conducted in the inner reef because of the dominant south east winds. There are well over 50 dive sites in this area alone. You can do shore, reef and wall diving and on some of your dives you will have canyons, caves and grottos to explore. There's a lot of marine life which includes reef sharks, rays and tuna. The walls are covered in large brain corals, sponges and gorgonians.

There are of course many dives to choose from at the East End. One popular shallow dive is the Grouper Grotto which is maximum 65 feet (20 metres) and has tunnels and caves. This is an amazing dive on which you will encounetr plenty of Nassau groupers and different kinds of jacks. Also to be seen are sea fans, plumes and elkhorn coral.

Another popular dive, a deep one is The Maze. On this dive the conditions may be difficult but for the experienced diver looking for a challenge it’s well worth it. There are a lot of brain corals, black coral fans and gorgonian fans. The Maze probably gets its name from the fact that there are plenty of swim throughs in the caves and fissures which after going through you end up in the splendid blue wall which is partly dark.

These are just two of the numerous dives. Your local diving operator will be able to organise your dive according to your particular needs. There are both shallow and deep reefs. On the shallow ones you will find lots of fish, sponges and coral. While diving and snorkeling you will encounter lots of flamingo tongues which are quite common here. The walls start at a depth of about 55-60 feet(16.5 –18 metres) and drop off to deeper waters. Many walls have canyons. Look out for the Caribbean ref sharks. All in all this area is still pretty intact and dive sites are still being discovered.

The well established dive schools cater for different diving needs. Be it a course you’re looking for, easy dives or a challenge, you will find something here.

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