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Diving in George Town
When to go to George Town
George Town is a year-round tourist destination with scuba diving available throughout the year. The warm season lasts from June to October with an average air temperature of 27-31C/80-87F and an average water temperature of 28-30/82-86F. Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are also common during the warm season. The cold season lasts from December to March with an average air temperature of 24-28C/75-82F and water temperatures of 25-28C/78-82F. Water visibility stays around 18-30m/60-100ft. What to see While scuba diving divers can discover steep deep walls with sponges and corals in a stunning array of colors, shallow reefs teeming with fish and small invertebrates and wrecks featuring lots of different fish. The marine life in the waters off George Town includes southern stingray, spotted eagle ray, whitetip reef shark, atlantic tarpon and green turtle.
Scuba diving in George Town
Located on Grand Cayman, George Town is the capital of the Cayman Islands. Owen Roberts International Airport that is located in George Town. Lots of cafés, restaurants, stores and hotels are always crowded with fascinated tourists and visitors from cruise ships. George Town used to serve as a defense from French and Spanish invaders, with the large fort built on the coastline. Nowadays only the remains of the fort and Grand Cayman's Seaman's Monument are left as reminders of the history. However, history buffs can learn about the area's heritage in Grand Cayman's National Museum. The city is a Paradise on Earth with palm-fringed beaches, powdery coasts, crystal-clear waters, and sun-kissed harbors Thanks to its year-round tropical weather, white sand beaches and clear blue waters the city is also very popular among divers. Divers can explore shallows, systems of mysterious caves, caverns, wrecks, tunnels, and coral reefs rising up from a sandy bottom. The depth varies from site to site, with an average depth of 20m/65ft and a maximum depth of 40m/131ft. Currents are mild (1 knot), and most of the dive sites are accessible by boat or from piers with diving ladders. George Town offers lots of dive sites for divers of different levels of experience. Most popular dive sites Among popular dive sites in the area the famous USS Kittiwake, Devils Grotto, Eden Rock, Babylon and Bonnie's Arch can be mentioned. Other worth visiting sites include Coconut Harbour Resort (fringing coral reef with abundant marine life), Seaview Hotel (shallow reef system), Don Foster's Dive (a shipwreck), and Bob Soto's Reef (coral ridge)