Smaller and less developed than Grand Cayman, the sister islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are the perfect spots to do plenty of diving. The first five days will be spent diving at Cayman Brac Beach Resort, followed by another five days diving Little Cayman's famous walls and reefs. Both resorts are well known for providing a high level of service. The Cayman Islands have some of the best dive conditions in the Caribbean, with excellent visibility and few currents, making these islands a perfect destination for any diver who loves calm, clear water.
Trip Type: Fish Survey - click here to learn more!
Pricing: $2,860 per diver based on double occupancy. $3,056 per diver based on single occupancy. Single occupancy is subject to room availability. Non-diver rates also available; please contact REEF Trips for more information.
Accommodations: Accommodations include beach view rooms in Cayman Brac and pool view rooms in Little Cayman. Rooms at both resorts are air-conditioned and have either 2 doubles or 1 king bed, TV, fridge, coffee maker, private bathroom, and Wi-Fi. Beach view rooms in Cayman Brac have either patios or balconies, while the pool view rooms in Little Cayman encircle the resort's pool.
Diving: The package includes 30 boat dives during the duration of the trip. The dives will be pre-scheduled to include 2-tank morning dives, 1-tank afternoon dives as well as a dusk/night dive at each resort. The average water temperature is 80 degrees. Tanks and weights are included in the cost of the trip. Nitrox is available by request for an additional fee.
Price Includes: This trip includes 10 nights of accommodation (5 nights at Cayman Brac Beach Resort and 5 nights at Little Cayman Beach Resort), daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner (all served buffet style), 30 boat dives, airport ground transfers on Cayman Brac (day of arrival) and Little Cayman (day of departure), boat transfer from Cayman Brac to Little Cayman, welcome drink on each island, resort fees, taxes, and gratuities (does NOT include diving gratuity.)
REEF Program Fee: A REEF Program Fee of $300 per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leader, seminar and REEF survey materials.
Additional Fees: The following costs are not included in the price paid to REEF. All flights, dive crew gratuities, and insurance. Gratuities are at each individual's discretion.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not included. REEF strongly recommends that each participant purchase adequate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances. REEF partners with both DiveAssure and DAN to offer travel insurance packages specifically for divers. REEF will receive a portion of the proceeds from travel insurance purchases when you click on the following affiliate links for DiveAssure or DAN.
About the Trip Leader: Amy Lee is REEF's Trips Program and Communications Manager. She organizes REEF's annual schedule of worldwide citizen science dive trips, and also oversees REEF's communications and seasonal fundraising campaigns. She a member of REEF's Advanced Assessment Team in the Tropical Western Atlantic region, and has also surveyed in the Central Indo-Pacific, Tropical Eastern Pacific, California, and Northeast US and Canada.
How to Sign Up: To reserve your space on this trip or find out more, e-mail us at trips@REEF.org, or call us at 305-588-5869. If booking greater than 180 days prior to trip departure, a $500 deposit will be collected at the time of booking. If booking within 180 days of departure, the deposit and any other corresponding payments will be due at the time of booking. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules.
How to Get There: This trip will begin on Cayman Brac and end on Little Cayman. Participants should make arrangements to fly into Charles Kirkconnell Airport on Cayman Brac (airport code CYB) arriving on Monday, Sept. 9. Departure flights should be booked out of Edward Bodden Airfield on Little Cayman (airport code LYB) departing on Thursday, Sept. 19. All participants are responsible for booking their own airfare. REEF is not able to book air travel for participants.
Transfers: Ground transfers from the airport in Cayman Brac on Sept. 9 and to the airport in Little Cayman on Sept. 19 are included in the package and will be arranged prior to the trip. A boat transfer between the two resorts on Sept. 14 is also included in the trip package.