Stingray City Scuba Diving
Come dive the World Famous Stingray City Dive site. This area is now a protected environmental zone exclusively set aside for divers and snorkels. In the area we can dive and interact with the Southern Stingray. This dive is on everyone’s wish list when they come visit the island. These creatures are naturally docile and will harmlessly swim around you as you dive the shallow reef area. This is a ‘not to miss’ feature of Cayman Diving. As a dive dedicated operator we only visit what is known locally as Stingray City Deep. Don’t panic its a max dive depth of 12ft!! The name comes as the Stingray City Sandbar is some distance away and is for snorkelers only.
Stingray City Sandbar
Stingray City Dive site is a short 10 minute boat ride from our departure point at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club. The dive site is located in Grand Caymans North Sound. This area is a relatively protected from the weather by a naturally occurring reef line that keeps the dive site calm. Like all our dive sites it is weather dependent and the best time of year to dive stingray city is May to November. These months have the lightest winds and make it possible for our boats to safely dive. But remember Mother Nature decides and we follow her. That means some times even in these months we are unable to dive. Make sure to check on weather conditions when you book your trip.
Scuba Diving at Stingray City
The dive site is perfect for divers of all levels and is the perfect place to get photos. No one will believe your social media feed as you post a photo of you with a Stingray on your head!!
Once we arrive at the site we give everyone a thorough and fun briefing. This brief includes history of the dive site, specific information about the southern rays, how to safely interact with the rays and of course dive procedures. Once everyone is ready we gear up and enter the shallow and crystal clear water. You are often greeted by a number of beautiful stingrays waiting for the lunch. You will Kneel on the sand as the show begins!
There is also a beautiful reef area to explore once the feed is complete. This stunning reef is home to many amazing creatures all enjoying the influx’s and abundance of food. On this short tour you will see the rays acting a little calmer as they digest the food and fun!
We offer this dive May to October as a one tank afternoon dive. It is the perfect addition to your Cayman Dive package. To find it more and book your trip please contact Liz – [email protected] or give us a call 1-345-526-3483