The North Wall of Grand Cayman is a world class spectacular sheer drop off boasting fabulous sponge and coral life as a backdrop to the other reef residents. Commonly spotted in the deep cobalt blue waters are eagle rays flying in ‘fighter jet’ formation of up to seven animals. This is also the most likely location to spot a shark and is home to a myriad of other critters including turtles, lobster, eels, octopus and a vast variety of fish from tiny to huge! Stare into the abyss below as you hover along the side of the wall – you feel as though you are flying! As you roll over and gaze upwards you will see the abundant reef fish backlit by sunshine and silhouetted at the top of the precipice awaiting your return to the shallows. Once you move up to the top of the wall to complete your multi-level profile make sure to check under ledges and coral heads for hiding animals – you never know what you might find. As you hover at your safety stop remember to keep looking down as the parade of wildlife will continue to entertain you as you wait to return to gravity!
Most days on the North side you will dive the ‘top of the wall’ as your second/shallow dive. This affords more opportunity to encounter large pelagics once again and enjoy the view of the drop-off from the top. In addition there are some shallow reef sites known for large turtles and lovely macro life. Expect to move slowly and search for tiny animals like anemone shrimp, decorator crabs and leopard flatworms to name a few! The slower you cruise, the more little creatures will appear right before your eyes!
Diving Cayman's North Wall is typically done in the summer months and is just a short ride from our convenient location at the Comfort Suites Resort, right next door to the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. Enjoy the best Grand Cayman dive sites with Ambassador Divers!
North of the Northwest Point of Grand Cayman this site is made up of large hill-like coral mounds effused with brightly coloured life. An area where current is prevalent to feed the corals and sponges it is so pristine you may feel as though no one else has ever dived here!BOOK NOW Read More
Only accessible during appropriate weather conditions this deep pinnacle looks like a giant ghost looming out on the deep wall! Covered in a carpet of creatures this dive site is extraordinary.BOOK NOW Read More
The quintessential “Cayman Experience” plunge into this shallow sandy site to interact with Southern Stingrays! They fly around you like aircraft in search of some tasty treats. Also keep your eyes open for the resident green moray eel – always entertaining!BOOK NOW Read More
Arroyos previously filled with Tarpon (who relocated just down the reef after Hurricane Ivan!) are fun to explore and are the most likely in the area to see sharks along this section of wall.BOOK NOW Read More
A staff favourite this pinnacle rises up along the edge of the wall creating a swim through and hosting a plethora of bright sponges and gorgonian coral fans. Look for the Green Moray known to sit atop this pinnacle!BOOK NOW Read More