Top Ten Reef Dives

Jewel of the Caribbean: The Cayman Islands, Caribbean
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Sparkling like rubies and sapphires in any diver's tiara are the Cayman Islands. They are the most popular dive destination in the Caribbean, and despite it feeling like the Disney Land of diving, there are few better dive locales in the Northern Hemisphere.

Leave the wet suit at home for the warm waters and world-class wall diving. Around the Grand Cayman island visibility up to 150 feet is the best in the central Caribbean, and the opportunity to dive with stingrays in Stingray City is an experience of a lifetime.

If crowds deflate your interest, head to Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. These are less crowded than Grand Cayman, although you would miss out on Grand Cayman's famed North Wall. It starts fairly deep, at 70 feet, so you must monitor your dive time carefully. With all there is to see—including hundreds of fish and coral species—it is difficult to focus on logistics. You will most certainly lose yourself in this underwater paradise.


Best Hotels in Cayman Islands

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The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
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Grand Cayman Beach Suites
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The Reef Resort
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Compass Point Dive Resort

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