Weekend Getaway to Grand Cayman

George Town, Cayman Islands

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Jan 18 - 23, 2020
Group size: 9 - 11
Weekend Getaway to Grand Cayman
George Town, Cayman Islands

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
49 reviews

Jan 18 - 23, 2020
Group size: 9 - 11

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 18. You can fly back on Thursday, January 23 — 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 $200 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
Sold Out

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!

$1345
Deposit: $500
Courtyard Room, Single Occupancy
Sold Out

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!


$1905
Deposit: $500
Ocean View Room, Double Occupancy
Sold Out
$1490

Available options

OV upgradeSold Out
$290
J&M extra nightSold Out
$348
Kittiwake dive
$20

Past Trip

Itinerary

Saturday
Arrival in Grand Cayman

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

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Blue Planet Scuba
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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

This is my third Blue Planet trip, and I look forward to many more. Traveling during Covid involves changing restrictions and requirements- Blue Planet kept us updated and helped us manage our anxiety. The resort and dive operator were incredible. This is a regular feature of Blue Planet trips.
By Andy McKinley for St Lucia! February 2021 on 01 Mar, 2021
Thank you, Andy! We're thrilled you enjoyed the trip despite the challenges getting there. We can't wait until our next trip together!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 01 Mar, 2021
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COVID-safe responsible travel is now possible and quite enjoyable! Blue Planet guided us through the enhanced testing, paperwork, and travel restrictions that protect both travelers and hosts, allowing us to support island communities and dive spectacular reefs. I have been reluctant to travel since March 2020 but as we all enter the “new normal” of covid and economic recovery, I am pleased to experience and highly recommend *responsible travel done safely* with Blue Planet.
By Heidi King for St Lucia! February 2021 on 22 Feb, 2021
We are so happy you could join us, Heidi! We are thrilled that everyone felt safe and enjoyed the trip. We're looking forward to many more dive adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 23 Feb, 2021
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Well organized, including from a CV19 safety perspective. Fun! I wasn't getting certified, but we had loads of wonderful dives. Turtles, Sharks, Scorpion Fish, all the tropicals, a wreck. It was wonderful to be diving again and have such splendid camaraderie after so many months of being dry at home. Plus, the Cenotes were breathtaking.
Hi Ren! We are so glad you had a wonderful time. It is always a pleasure to have you join us on trips. We are also incredibly happy that you felt safe and were very comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols. We hope to see you underwater again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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Everything was perfect, honestly. Christina and Jeff were amazing instructors, the resort was very nice and took COVID concerns seriously to keep us safe, and the dives were beautiful. I’m so glad I signed up for this trip!
Hi Boone! Thank you so much! It was a pleasure introducing you to the world of diving. We are also incredibly glad that you were comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols and hope you join us on another trip again in the future.
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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Great trip, very covid safe and a total bargain! St Croix is beautiful, really nice reefs and wrecks, the dive operator Cane Bay Dive Shop was very professional friendly and were great hosts to our group. The lodging at Cottages by the Sea are located on a lovely white sand beach perfect for swimming or just floating in turquoise water was very comfortable and chill, each unit has full kitchen, staff were friendly and welcoming, and there's a nice casual restaurant next door with friendly owners and staff. Thank you again to Blue Planet for planning a wonderful safe trip despite the challenges of travel in 2020, I am glad to be able to contribute to safely keeping the dive and travel industries and related conservation work alive through our efforts.
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