Come and join Northeast Scuba on an exciting dive adventure to Little Cayman this coming fall! We will be staying right on the beach at the beautiful Little Cayman Beach Resort , arriving on Saturday, October 20th and departing the next Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Why go to Little Cayman? For one thing, this island was awarded first place in Top Wall Diving and Healthiest Marine Environment in all of the Caribbean, and one of the top spots for Underwater Photography! Clear warm water, beautiful white sand beaches, gorgeous reefs and cool wrecks in an unspoiled environment make this one of the best places to go in the Caribbean!
This trip to Little Cayman includes:
•Your accommodations for the full seven nights at the lovely Little Cayman Beach Resort. •Seventeen dives (two morning dives and one afternoon dive per diving day) to the incredibly pristine reefs and cool wrecks around Little Cayman. Night dives may be added at an additional cost. •ALL meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included for the week. Drinks or other dining options are available at an additional cost.
Cost for this trip to Little Cayman:
Price is only $1,725.00/diver - double occupancy for the seven nights including all of the above (Pool view room)! (Non-divers pay only $985.00 - double occupancy.)
Single occupancy diver rate is only $2049.00.
Please note that airfare is not included in the above prices. See below for more details.
Deposit: $500.00 is due when you sign up. Then $500.00 is due by June 30th and the final balance will be due by August 25th, 2012. Deposits and payments can be placed on a credit card. NO refunds after August 25th deadline.
Getting to Little Cayman:
The nice thing about flying to Little Cayman is that there are multiple daily flights from Grand Cayman to Little Cayman. Cayman Airways makes it easy to connect in Miami and fly straight to Grand Cayman. You will be responsible for securing and paying for your round trip flight so that it will arrive on Little Cayman on Saturday, October 20th and then leave on Saturday, Oct. 27th (unless you decide to stay forever!).
Northeast Scuba will be glad to assist you with flight arrangements if you wish.
See you on the beach or underwater soon!
Little Cayman Diving:
From Phillipe Cousteau to David Doubliet, just about every diver who has experienced its reefs has stated that Little Cayman is one of the world’s premier dive destinations – with pristine reefs, excellent visibility and incredible diving.
Scuba Diving Magazine has listed the 2010 Top 100 Readers’ Choice Survey for the Caribbean and Atlantic and the Cayman Islands have been rated as follows:
#1 Overall Rating of Destination
#1 Diving for Advanced Divers
#1 Health and Marine Environment
#1 Wall Diving
#2 Marine Life
#2 Overall Rating of the Diving
The Cayman Islands have strict Marine Conservation Laws and many of our 57 dive sites are within protected Marine Park Zones, including the legendary Bloody Bay Wall – Little Cayman’s most famous dive attraction.
Coral canyons and sand chutes lead you through the pristine deep blue waters of the outer reef before plunging to 6000ft (1800m). These exhilarating walls are covered with brightly hued sponges, corals and sea fans.
This is the next to last site in Bloody Bay. We have in this area fingers or outcroppings from the wall. In the shallows you will find Sailfin Blennys and many other juveniles and small fish. There are many crevices and overhangs to explore here. Lobster and Spider Crabs are found here, quite often along with Nurse Sharks, Green Moray and Black and White Moray Eels.
Named for the Blacktip sharks that have been seen on occasion, you are likely to see Caribbean Reef sharks and Eagle Rays. A Manta Ray has also been seen cruising the blue at this site. Look into the deep crevices and come face to face with big-eyed Squirrelfish, Lobsters and a variety of blennies and gobies. Huge barrel sponges dwarf divers as they glide by. In the sand, look out for the tiny garden eels that retreat into their sand burrows as you approach.
Donna’s Delight is very much like Marilyn’s Cut. One thing that seems to be abundant on this site are Flamingo Tongue shells. Nurse Sharks are frequently seen along these sites. You may find Flying Gurnards in the shallow areas, too. Sailfin Blenny are common, but you really need a trained eye to find them. They are only about 1-1/4″ to 1-1/2″ long. They dance above their burrows and fleet back into them when approached.
Great Wall East & West:
There is only one word you can use to describe the Great Wall West & East dive sites – AWESOME! The majestic vertical wall is unbelievable and in the shallows you will find large coral heads teeming with life. Make sure you swim away from the wall to appreciate the wall in its full glory. Black coral, large sponges in yellow and red and critters dot the wall making a great photo and if you look closely, you might see the occasional Seahorse or Lettuce-leaf Seaslug.
The last dive site in the Bloody Bay area, with coral fingers and a mini wall, is a great place to spot the Caribbean spiny lobster. Eagle rays and sharks can be seen cruising through on your dive and be sure to check all the nooks and crannies for huge Green moray eels and smaller Spotted morays. The schooling fish such as Yellowtail Snapper and Blue-striped Grunts will keep you company throughout the dive.
There are many things to discover on this dive site. As you move in a northerly direction out towards the Cascades site, you can take a look at some history. The first thing to be found is a small cannon on this site. Moving on north, there are many anchors to be seen. You will have to look for these artifacts, for they have been transformed to look like their surroundings. There are tunnels through the wall (to “La La Land”) as well as a cannon in the shallows. We’ve seen sharks, turtles, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays, eels, etc. There are friendly Queen Trigger and French Angels, as well as Grouper.
Randy's Gazebo (The Chimney):
The chimney and archway are the greatest points of interest here. The entrance to the chimney is around 40ft and then its 40ft straight down. A great opportunity to then head west on the wall around 75ft where you can check out the large and plentiful barrel sponges. You will then come across a great photo op – a striking archway that makes the perfect frame for divers or fish hovering in the blue water. There are also a few caves and a mini-chimney to be discovered. Look out for Black Durgons, Butterflyfish and turtles throughout the dive.
This site affords both deep and shallow diving. You can take the drop-off to “La La Land” or cruise through many canyons and sand flats. You will find friendly French Angels and Queen Triggers. In among the rubble areas you will find Jaw Fish, Sand Tile Fish and many other small dwellers on the reef. You may also find sharks, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays and turtles swimming here from time to time. There are some great tunnels that open onto the wall. Makes for great backdrop pictures of your friends with wide angle or standard lens. Great for video too!