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Sunset House Dive Centre - Cayman Islands, Caribbean

This dedicated dive centre and resort is located at the Sunset House Dive Resort on Grand Cayman walking distance to the capital of Georgtown. Offering dive and accommodation included packages, with easy access to offshore reefs and wreck diving plus onsite Cathy Church photography centre, sociable bar and restaurant.

Location
The dive centre is located within the grounds of the Sunset Dive Resort, a short walk from Grand Caymand capital city, Georgetown.

Facilities and Services
The centre has 6 custom dive boats, 2 freshwater gear rinse tanks and body rinse tank (shower) next to each of the gear tanks, which are on the path up to the resort and right beside the upper lockers clock to the dive shop. Free lockers are available for you to store any equipment, although a cash deposit is required. The centre maintains a full fleet of Scubapro rental equipment.

Photography

There is also a specialist photographic service which is home to the world famous Cathy Church’s underwater photo centre and gallery. Famous the world over for her outstanding photographic work, you are able to take a course with Cathy or one of her experienced staff and use the full photographic service to view your photos. A full range of photographic equipment and accessories are available to purchase in the shop in the hotel.

Diving

There is a super house reef, accessible from the the shore, along with wall and wreck diving and dive sites for all type of diver and some for snorkellers. Dive sites are chosen for the best conditions so there are possibilities or diving the west and south sites at certain times. The visibility can often be over 100 feet and there is a great variety of marine life and a spectacular 9’ bronze statue of a mermaid or the wreck of the David Nicholson. Around half a mile to the south is Smith’s cove which is a protected limestone cove and beach with great coral head formations and small tropical fish. A popular dive site is Stingray City along with night boat dives to the wreck of Balboa. The centre also has 2 shore dive locations which have a large amount of marine life and a deep wall which is only 10 minutes off shore. 

Dive Courses
The centre operates morning 2 tank dives leaving from the slipway on the property. Unlimited shore diving is included with all dive packages. There is a choice of multi agency instructors to assist you with your diving programme. Kid's diving programmes are available from ages 8 and above. The centre offers a range of courses from beginner through to advanced and specialist courses including Discover scuba, Underwater Naturalist, Night Diver, Deep Diver, Undwater Navigator, Nitrox, Performance Bouyancy, Rescue Divers, Wreck Diver, Emergency First Responder, Fish ID, Dive Master e-learning, Digital Photographer. 

DIVE INSTRUCTION
Prices 
from
PADI Open Water £205
Advanced PADI OW £175

Please note: e-Learning fees are additional and are paid direct to PADI.
 

Dive Packages
Daily boat trips are 2 tank dives, 100% computer profile and 2 x 1 hrs dives. This allows you to have the chance to see the pristine North walls and reef of Grand Cayman. Both morning and afternoon 2-tank trips are available. Stingray City trips run several times a week. All boat diving packages include UNLIMITED shore diving on the day of check in and on booked boat diving days. There are shore diving dates that are exclusive to residents of Sunset House Resort. It is possible to make up to 5 dives a day including a night dive.

DIVE PACKAGES
Prices 
from
Daily boat diving POA
Shore diving POA

 

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Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

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Best Time: November - April (Dry season), May - October (Wet season)

Average Air temps: 24-30°C

Average Water temps: 26-28°C  Recommended - 3mm shortie/full suit.

Visibility: 5-100m (Jan-June)
Up to 200m (July - December)

Top Dive Sites: Stingray City - Grand Cayman, Bloody Bay Wall - Little Cayman. Wrecks USS Kittiwake, Balboa & Oro Verde - Grand Cayman, San Miguel - Little Cayman, Captain Keith Tibbets - Cayman Brac. Spectacular wall dives. North Wall .

Great Reasons to Dive in the Cayman Islands

  • World class, year round diving.
  • Twin centre diving with Cayman Brac &  Little Cayman.
  • Outstanding visibility.
  • Sheltered, calm easy access dives - photographers heaven.
  • Excellent snorkelling trips.
  • Marine Parks plan since 1986 ensuring regulated dive sites.
  • 281 single & double mooring to control numbers of dive boats.

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.