Weekend Getaway to Grand Cayman

George Town, Cayman Islands

BP
Blue Planet Scuba
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
26 reviews
Jan 19 - 24, 2019
Group size: 9 - 18
Weekend Getaway to Grand Cayman
George Town, Cayman Islands

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
26 reviews

$1330
Deposit: $500
Jan 19 - 24, 2019
Group size: 9 - 18

About this trip

Escape the winter cold and join Blue Planet for an extra-long holiday weekend of diving in Grand Cayman! One of the most popular dive destinations in the Caribbean, Grand Cayman offers gorgeous reefs, warm water, amazing viz and a guaranteed good time. Don’t miss this trip!


GRAND CAYMAN

Rising from the ocean bed in the clear waters of the northern Caribbean Sea lies a massive underwater mountain range known as the Cayman Ridge. Three of its spectacular peaks break the surface to form the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The islands are surrounded by fringing reefs with staghorn coral, canyons, pinnacles, archways and of course, the magnificent walls that provide the necessary protection for all varieties of marine life while still enabling the larger pelagic species to come within reach of the diver.


The largest and most developed of the three Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman is the home of George Town, the capital city, which boasts some of the finest cuisine and shopping in the Caribbean. Whether you want to explore a sunken wreck, dance the night away, get some sun on Seven Mile Beach, or simply go sightseeing, Grand Cayman is the place to start.


THE DIVING


Minimum dive certification/experience:  Perfect for beginners. A great spot to complete your Open Water Diver certification, Advanced Open Water Diver and more.


The Cayman Islands' 365 dive sites are sure to leave even the most seasoned divers awestruck; with deep dramatic walls adorned with sponges and corals, shallow reefs of fish and small invertebrates, and an assortment of famous wrecks, all in perfect 80 degree Farenheit water. Visibility often exceeds 100 feet revealing some of the world’s most diverse aquatic life. Grand Cayman is home to the worlds’s best 12 foot dive, the legendary Stingray City and the USS Kittiwake.


SUNSET HOUSE

Sunset House offers many amenities for the diving and snorkeling enthusiast. With a variety of rooms, a quiet cruise-ship-free location on a rocky shoreline renowned for its shore diving, and only a 15-minute walk from downtown, the highly-recommended Sunset House is sure to please even the most avid diver. While they do not have a beach, they do have a pool with a waterfall, whirlpool and sea pool with direct ladder access to the Caribbean. The on-site SeaHarvest Restaurant and My Bar are fabulous and frequented by locals, so you know they’re good. And you can’t miss sunset at My Bar with their amazing Mudslides!


The resort boasts five custom dive boats with access to any site on the island and the best shore diving on the island, which includes Amphitrite (the Island’s only 9 foot tall mermaid), the wreck of the David Nicholson, access to the Cayman wall, and a variety of sites unequaled anywhere else on Grand Cayman. Plus there’s a full service dive shop on site, as well as Cathy Church’s Underwater Photo Centre.


TRAVEL

Fly into the Grand Cayman airport (GCM) any time on Saturday, January 19th. You can fly back on Thursday, January 24th — just be sure you give yourself 18-24 hours after your last dive! 


Please check in with Blue Planet staff before booking flights. If you need assistance with flights, just let us know!

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 5 nights accommodations
    Single or shared rooms available
  • 8 boat dives
    4 x 2-tank boat dives with Sunset Divers
  • Unlimited shore diving
    On the house reef
  • Breakfast daily
    Made-to-order at the resort
  • Airport transfers
    Round-trip transfers from the GCM airport to the resort
  • Airfare
    Book your flight to Grand Cayman
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Tips
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew

Available Packages

Courtyard Room, Double Occupancy
4 left

Double occupancy in a Courtyard Room. These rooms have a walk-in patio door or balcony and are available with 2 Queen beds, digital cable TV, mini fridge, air conditioning, and private bathrooms. There are courtyard rooms above the front office area and in the garden area close to the restaurant. 


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1330
Deposit: $500
Courtyard Room, Single Occupancy
only 1 left

Single occupancy in a Courtyard Room. These rooms have a walk-in patio door or balcony and are available with 2 Queen beds, digital cable TV, mini fridge, air conditioning, and private bathrooms. There are courtyard rooms above the front office area and in the garden area close to the restaurant.  


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!


$1885
Deposit: $500
Ocean View Room, Double Occupancy
only 2 left

Double occupancy in an Ocean View Room located on the North end of the property. These rooms offer more space with 2 Queen beds or 2 King-size, digital Hi Def flat screen cable TV, fridge, microwave and a private balcony or patio looking out through the palm trees to the sparkling Caribbean Sea!  


Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

$1475
Deposit: $500
Ocean View Room, Extended Trip
Sold Out

Special package per request

$2195
Ocean View Room, Family Package
Sold Out

 Special package per request 

$2612
$1330
Deposit: $500

Courtyard Room, Double Occupancy
Past Trip

Itinerary

Saturday
Arrival in Grand Cayman

Fly into GCM airport. Check into hotel and dive shop. Dinner with the group.

Your Organizer


BP
Blue Planet Scuba
26 reviews
Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

Reviews

My second trip with Blue Planet and I must say it was incredible. I got to fit in all the diving I wanted to do, completed 4 classes, explored the island, and made so many new friends! I have so much fun with the Blue planet crew and I cant wait to experience my next adventure with them again!
Bonaire is a great location for diving, both by boat and uniquely for shore diving. There are more than 50 shore diving options. It is a true divers paradise with clear water, healthy coral, lots of fish and regular sightings of turtles, rays, eels, crustaceans, sea horse and more.. Blue Planet dive shop out of Washington, DC does an excellent job organizing the trip, making sure everyone is prepared and has a great time. This was my second time in two years and I hope to go next year too!
What an amazing trip! Heather, Jonas, and the rest of the Blue Planet Staff put together an AMAZING trip! The trip included 9 boat dives and unlimited shore diving; allowing divers to dive as much (21+ dives) or as little as they wanted! The boat dives and the crew were fantastic and made it a point to showcase Bonaire's amazing wildlife. We saw more than 50 turtles (ranging from little babies to massive adults), 20+ squid, 10+ eagle rays, 10+ stingrays, 4 + massive eels, crabs, lobster, and fish of all sizes and kinds! We even got to race our boat with a pod of 6 or 7 dolphins during one of our surface intervals. Blue Planet offered a wide variety of certification classes including Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, and 5+ specialty classes (Peak Performance Buoyancy, Deep Diver, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Photography, etc.). Heather also went above and beyond by offering a fish ID class to everyone. And if you didn't want to take a class there plenty of fun diving. It was truly an amazing trip. From the instructors, the resort's onsite food options, the quality of the resort's dive shop, the boat dives, the unlimited shore diving, and the other trip participants- it was unforgettable and worth every penny.
PH
This trip was amazing! The food was perfect and the people were so fun. The diving was the best! We saw 2 whale sharks, lots of shark including Hammerheads, and so many giant mantas! I love Socorro. Thanks to BluePlanetDC for an unforgettable dive trip.
Enjoyed every minute of it!
Show More Reviews

References

Hey! Please add me to the waitlist for the Indonesia trip in November! Thanks! Eran Patterson
By Eran Patterson on Nov 25, 2018