Last year's trip was so popular we ran out of spaces. So were doing it again. See the full trip report from 2017 below! Join Atlantic Edge Divemaster Brian Cole on this return trip to the idyllic paradise of Little Cayman. All the pictures on this page are from the trip last year!
About This Trip:
* Less than 4 hours away by air
* Marine Parks, Protected Areas, Warm Water, Great Visibility, and Healthy Reefs
* World famous Bloody Bay Wall Ranked #1 for Wall Diving
* Small population - the island caters to divers & photographers
* Photo advice from Brian
World renowed Little Cayman Beach Resort. This 40 room air-conditioned has spacious rooms situated in two-story ‘palm-tree height’ buildings and surrounded by lush tropical foliage. Each room has Caribbean themed artwork, newly decorated bathrooms, fixtures and flooring. These new surroundings have captured the warmth and beauty of Little Cayman.
Trip Cost:$2295 (One Space Available for a Male Diver)
Single supplement cost: additional $660
Non-Diver cost: subtract $570
Trip Cost Includes:
- 7 Nights Accommodation (double occupancy)
- 17 valet style boat dives
- Use of dive computer (if you don't have one)
- All meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- 2 drinks nightly
- Welcome Rum Punch
- Manager’s Cocktail Reception
- Airport Transfers from/to LYB airport
- All taxes & fees
- Photography consultations from Brian
The boat dives on Little Cayman are valet style!
No carrying tanks, weights, or gear.
Crew will even rinse & stow your gear at day's end!
Trip Cost Does Not Include:
- Airfare to Little Cayman - use airport code LYB
- Nitrox (available at $10/tank or less)
- Optional Night dives (up to 2 available, depends on conditions, $65/dive)
- Optional Wreck Dive on Cayman Brac (approx $35, depends on conditions)
- Personal Dive Gear
Payment Schedule:$100 non-refundable deposit due upon registration. $250 deposit Due December 1. Balance due January 10th, 2018. Balance payment must be by check or a 3% credit card fee applies.
Deposit is refundable if minimum guest quota is not met
Do not purchase airfare until notified minimum diver quota is met.
Reserve your place now! We anticipate a high demand for this trip. Contact Brian Cole for more details.
Full Trip Report from 2017
From April 1-8, 2017, a group of 20 divers from Atlantic Edge made the trek down to the tiny Caribbean island of Little Cayman for a week of superb diving on the crystal blue Bloody Bay Wall. Little Cayman, know as a sister island of Grand Cayman, is 10 miles long by 1 mile wide. There are less than 200 permanent residents and there is very little commercial development. Most of the island is a protected marine park. On the north side, Bloody Bay Wall and Jackson’s Bight Wall contain over a dozen world class wall diving sites.
Our group was able to do 18 dives in 5 days. The average visibility was 100ft and on some days was over 150ft. A typical day included 2 deeper dives in the morning, coming back to the resort for lunch, and a slightly shallower dive in the afternoon. We saw friendly hawksbill turtles and grouper cleaning stations on every dive. On one dive, we spotted a gigantic loggerhead turtle - the largest many divers had ever seen. Nurse sharks, stingrays, and eagle rays were seen by most divers. The Mixing Bowl dive site had abundant numbers of Yellowhead Jawfish, and some divers even found males mouthbrooding eggs! One morning, we headed over to the other sister, Cayman Brac, for a few wreck dives. The wrecks were fascinating, but even better was a Great Barracuda taking time out for a cleaning and to pose for pictures. We had new divers and very experienced divers, and everyone was able to find their comfort zone. Great weather, relatively calm seas, and 80 degree water contributed to the smiles on the boat after each dive.
The diving on Little Cayman was valet-style and couldn’t have been easier. The resort staff handled all the gear - loading tanks, changing tanks, and end-of-day rinsing. It truly felt like a vacation. The resort had buffet style meals with broad food choices - no one went hungry. After the diving was done each day, guests enjoyed a soak in the hot tub or a dip in the pool. Each night, the Beach Nuts bar was a great place to enjoy the included daily drinks. Two Atlantic Edge teams won the Trivia Night contest with a brutally contested tiebreaker score :) And Karaoke night - well, all I can say is you had to be there...
Saturday 05 May 2018