Weekend Getaway to Grand Cayman

      George Town, Cayman Islands

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      Blue Planet Scuba
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      151 reviews
      Jan 19 - 24, 2019
      Group size: 9 - 18
      Weekend Getaway to Grand Cayman
      George Town, Cayman Islands

      Blue Planet Scuba
      • Email address verified
      151 reviews

      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

      What’s not included

      • 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

      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!

      $1,330
      Deposit: $500
      Courtyard Room, Single Occupancy

      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!


      $1,885
      Deposit: $500
      Ocean View Room, Double Occupancy

      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!

      $1,475
      Deposit: $500
      Ocean View Room, Extended Trip

      Special package per request

      $2,195
      Ocean View Room, Family Package

       Special package per request 

      $2,612


      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
      151 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

      MT
      This trip was nothing but amazing! From the dive sites, the crew, and the fellow travel mates. Everything was well executed and such a seamless process. Definitely looking forward to my next trip with Blue Planet.
      By Marie T for Maldives Liveaboard Adventure! on Jun 05, 2024
      Another great dive adventure with Blue Planet! Looking forward to the next!
      By Meryl G for Maldives Liveaboard Adventure! on Jun 04, 2024
      Jen and Ryan were so welcoming and awesome! I had a great time on the trip and hope to visit again. They were very conscientious of dietary restrictions and able to adjust plans on the fly if needed. The Blue Planet Team was great as always. Definitely looking forward to more trips.
      By Christine A for Sirens & Sunsets in St Maarten on May 14, 2024
      We had a great time! The accommodations at Simpson Bay Resort were excellent, as was the food, and the location. Ryan and Jen did an amazing job planning everything, excellent dives and group dinners! They are very professional, knowledgeable and fun. The night dive was really cool! We had a great group of divers and most went on that dive and all on the six day-time dives to various locations. Lots of aquatic life (e.g., turtles, rays, lobster, shrimp, all kinds of fish), a decent amount of coral, and a few wrecks to swim around and look into. There was abundant aquatic life around the wrecks. The only bad thing is it ended too quickly. I would go again and most likely extend my stay by a few days on one end or the other.
      By Stephen M for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on May 05, 2024
      Easy. Easy in the best possible way. That's the word that most comes to mind in reviewing my few days in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. I was looking for a quick and easy getaway to get back in the water after a longer than desired pause in diving -- and that's exactly what I got. As always, it takes a lot of hard and excellent work to make something easy, and the Blue Planet crew certainly put in that work. The arrangements were all superb, from being met at the airport to our final meal together. Jen, Ryan and the entire crew couldn't have been kinder or more professional. They all made the trip a complete pleasure -- both underwater and on land. They were an absolute delight and I would recommend Blue Planet trips unreservedly. Thank you for a wonderful re-entry into the underwater world!
      By David B for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on May 04, 2024
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