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Little Cayman Dive Centre - Cayman Islands, Caribbean

The Little Cayman Dive Centre, a PADI 5* and SSI centre, is based on site at the Little Cayman Beach Resort and offers a ‘valet’ full service facility, minutes away from a host of world class dive sites including the superb Bloody Bay Marine Park.


Location
Located at The Little Cayman Beach Resort, the centre is situated on a white, sandy beach in Blossom Village on the southern coast of Little Cayman. At around 10 miles long, it is the smallest of the Cayman Islands and located around 80 miles northeast of Grand Cayman.


Facilities & Services
Four comfortable, well equipped dive boats out of a custom fleet of eleven call Little Cayman their home – Island Sister, Paradise Diver, Reef Fantasea and Holiday Diver II. Ranging from 42-46 feet in length, they have a capacity of 36 divers but the centre restricts diver numbers to 20, to ensure a comfortable trip and diving with few others around you.
The boats are equipped with comfortable bench seats, a gear storage area, tank racks and a padded camera table to protect underwater photography gear. There is a hang line and regulator for low-on-air safety stops, and dive ladders and handrails make for an easy exit from the water. There are fresh water showers and bathroom facilities on board, and plenty of shade in addition to sunning areas on the forward and aft decks – perfect for relaxing after a dive. Fresh towels, snacks and cold water are supplied for guests’ comfort. All boats are fitted with a radio, phone, emergency oxygen kit, first aid and safety equipment as standard.

The dive centre offers a ‘valet diving’ service allowing divers to relax and let the experienced crew do all of the work, resulting in a laidback, carefree dive holiday. All guests receive a dive bag at check in so you can personally pack your gear. On the day of diving, just leave your bag outside of your room and the dive team will carefully take your gear onto the dive boats and prepare it for the dive. Once on board, the crew will help you get kitted up, and ensure your tanks are changed after every dive. They will also rinse your BCD and regulator, while you take care of the light stuff, your personal snorkel gear and wetsuit. There are special rinse tanks and a drying room at your disposal for this.

Boat trips, snorkelling and complete PADI instructional programmes up to Dive Master are available at the centre. The dive shop is stocked with all the necessary equipment and latest technology, as well as an assortment of logo t shirts and other sportswear. The centre provides fresh water rinsing tanks, fresh water showers, a dive gear storage area and bathroom facilities. It also uses two water-cooled dive compressors complete with state of the art filtration systems and plenty of air storage capacity, as well as a Nitrox Technologies Membrane system for Nitrox dives.
 

Diving
Boats depart each morning at 8:30am and again in the afternoon at 2pm. One or two dives can be completed in the morning and one in the afternoon. Night dives are available at 7:30pm on selected evenings each week. Water temperature in the Cayman Islands ranges from around 26˚c in the winter up to 30˚c in the summer, with near unlimited visibility, usually 40-50m with little or no current. There is a great variety of diving available at Little Cayman, with the highlight undoubtedly being the world famous Bloody Bay Wall. Here, the drop off begins as shallow as 5m but quickly plunges down into the deep blue along a mile-long stretch of the island’s north shore. The dive site is in reality made up of many smaller sites, due to the sheer enormity of the cliff face. The visibility is remarkable, with the wall seemingly stretching endlessly into the distance. Once you adjust to your surroundings, you can expect to see a variety of fish life hiding amongst the brilliant colours of the hard and soft coral. Big-lipped Nassau groupers, triggerfish and silver-sided jacks are all commonly seen here.


Dive Courses
Little Cayman Dive Centre offers a wide range of PADI courses which can be incorporated into your diving schedule. Courses available include: Discover Scuba Diving, Advanced Courses, Nitrox and Rescue as well as other specialities such as Deep Diver.

  DIVE INSTRUCTION
Prices 
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  PADI Open Water POA
  Advanced PADI Open Water POA


Dive Packages

The centre offers 4 custom dive boats to take you diving on a daily basis. The boats are also available for private charter for family groups or special occasions.
 

  DIVE PACKAGES
Prices 
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  Unlimited shore Diving - 6 days 
  including tanks and weights
POA
  Boat diving packages tanks and weights.
POA
 
 

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.

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