Scuba Diving      

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."

-Jacques Cousteau

Red Sail Sports is located on-property at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman offering a varierty of scuba diving activities, you can find a representative in the Harbour Shop.   Our professional, experienced instructors will take you to as many of Cayman's dive sites as your time and experience level will permit.  Convenient beach pick-ups for West dives and the Kittiwake wreck, and complimentary transfers for North Wall and Stingray City dives.  Scuba diving is a must try in Cayman, with an abundance of friendly stingrays, tarpon and eels, the marine life is legendary.  

TRY DIVING

Discover Scuba Diving Resort Course

 

The Discover Scuba Diving experience is easy, fun and above all safe.  It is a great way to find out what scuba diving is really like before committing to an open water scuba diver course.  

 

In the morning there will be a short theory session in which you will learn the important basic rules for scuba diving (dealing with water pressure, breathing on scuba, etc.), followed by an introduction to the equipment and how it works before going into the swimming pool. You will practice some easy skills to help familiarise yourself with breathing underwater and using scuba equipment - by the end of the morning session you’re ready to go for a real dive!

 

The afternoon dive boat will pick you up from the beach at The Ritz-Carlton beach and take you to a beautiful shallow coral reef. Your instructor will be with you at all times during your 30 minute dive to a maximum of 40 feet, where you will be shown all the treasures of our underwater world!

 

The Discover Scuba Resort Course is available daily from The Ritz-Carlton. 

West Wall & Reef Dives

Morning two-tank wall dive or an afternoon one-tank reef dive

 

The west wall is famous for its huge sand channels, swim-throughs and amazing scenery.  The top of the wall is between 40-60 feet and gradually slopes away into the abyss!  

 

The shallow reefs have an abundance of fish life, and regular visitors are Hawksbill turtles, Great Barracuda, Moray Eels, Tarpon, Stingrays, Spotted Drum as well as all the usual Caribbean reef fish! The West also has several purpose-sank wrecks that are full of fish life — some of these wrecks have been underwater for over 30 years!

Kittiwake Wreck

One & two-tank dives available

 

A 251 foot long, ex-submarine rescue vessel is perfect for divers of all skill levels.  With year round diving conditions, this site is both easy to access and a thrill to explore. There are lots of areas to explore including recompression chamber, engine room and dive locker. Being sunk in just 65 feet of water, the top of the smoke stack is within 15 feet of the surface, making it a great snorkel site too. The 5-deck, 2200 ton Kittiwake was commissioned as a Chanticleer-class submarine rescue ship in the US Navy during World War II. 

 

This popular attraction is accessible for both scuba divers and snorkelers.

North Wall

Two-tank dive Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

 

Arguably some of the best wall diving in the world, Cayman’s North Wall is famous for its sheer wall face and huge coral formations. Known for huge sea fans and the chance of bigger marine life passing by — the North Wall is not to be missed!

 

Keep an eye out for large squadrons of Eagle Rays ‘flying’ by, huge Green Turtles, free-swimming Moray Eels, Nurse Sharks and if you’re very lucky the occasional Reef Shark, or even a Hammerhead.

 

You will be picked up from The Ritz-Carlton lobby in our air-conditioned van and taken to our North dock.  The transfer is approximately 5-10 minutes.

Stingray City

One-tank dive, snorkelers welcome 

 

One of the largest tourist attractions in the world, Stingray City is a must for any diver visiting Grand Cayman. 

 

The site consists of a wide sand channel that runs parallel to the barrier reef and allows North Sound to empty on an outgoing tide. Diving depths range from 9 to 12 feet and the bottom is a combination of flat sandy areas and small, solitary coral heads.

 

The site was first noticed in the 1980's, when North Sound fishermen came to the calmer, shallower waters just over the reef to clean their fish. Soon they noticed stingrays, scavengers by nature, hanging around the boats waiting for any leftovers. Next, some divemasters got in the water to hand-feed them, and before long the stingrays had become the Cayman Island's most famous and favourite attraction!

 

Today, you can swim under, over, and along with the rays. This dive is a must for any diver visiting Grand Cayman!  Snorkelers are welcome aboard the dive boat for an additional fee, there are limited spaces.

 

 
For more information on our dive trips please email us or see us at The Harbour Shop.

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Sunday 8:00a.m-5:30p.m

ADDRESS

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach

Tel: 345-943-9000

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