Author The Cayman Bottom Times

The Cayman Bottom Times is news collaboration by five leading dive operators to promote the superb diving of the Cayman Islands, and keep the diving public informed of important developments and events. Divetech, Ocean Frontiers, Red Sail Sports and Sunset house in Grand Cayman, and the Southern Cross Club in Little Cayman, all members of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, represent more than 100 years of solid experience in a destination that is recognized as the birthplace of recreational diving. With a unique combination of deep wall and shallow reef diving, several wrecks, and world-famous Stingray City, the Cayman Islands has cemented its place as the top diving destination in the Caribbean. Offering diverse and wide-ranging dive programs on both Grand Cayman and Little Cayman, the members of this dive group represent the best Cayman has to offer; Divetech (www.divetech.com), Ocean Frontiers (www.oceanfrontiers.com), Red Sail Sports Grand Cayman (www.redsailcayman.com), Sunset House (www.sunsethouse.com) and the Southern Cross Club (www.southerncrossclub.com). For more information on The Cayman Bottom Times contact Adela Gonzales White at Adela.G.White@comcast.net or call (941) 350-8735.

Blessed with warm clear water, healthy reefs, dramatic drop-offs, abundant marine life, year-round good weather and professional dive services, Cayman has always been a popular choice for the readers of Scuba Diving Magazine in the magazine’s annual online poll. Divers rank their favorite destinations and dive sites by category on a scale of 1 to 5. This year Cayman came out on top as the best Caribbean destination for Underwater Photography and Advanced Diving. On Best Overall Dive Destination, Cayman rated #2. The destination also ranked in the top 5 for these categories; Big Animals, Macro Life, Wreck Diving, Macro…

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Dive resort offers great 60th Anniversary Special, launches new North Wall dive boat and re-introduces popular 3-tank North Wall Safari. Sunset House, the dive resort “for divers by divers” is marking a historic 60 years in the dive business of the Cayman Islands, and inviting others to celebrate by taking advantage of a discounted dive package available through December 21. The 7 Night dive package starts at $1435, based on double occupancy, and include 6 morning 2-tank dives, unlimited shore diving, made-to-order breakfast, a complimentary glass of bubbly, and a Sunset House Anniversary t-shirt. The story of Sunset House began…

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Wrecks, walls, shore dives, moonlight dives, fluorescent night dives, coral spawning – all add to the quality of the Cayman “dive experience” Blessed with 365 dive sites, warm clear water and great weather year-round, the Cayman Islands consistently rank among the best dive destinations in the Caribbean. Famous for its variety of daytime dive experiences – dramatic drop-offs, coral gardens, spectacular shipwrecks, easy shore diving and Stingray City –  local dive operators want to point out that the same dive sites undergo a magical transformation at night, and that is worth exploring too. The reefs and wrecks in Cayman become…

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Divetech is offering something special for their rebreather event, Innerspace 2019: the deep walls of Little Cayman’s Bloody Bay Wall Space is limited for the dive company’s annual rebreather celebration May 18 -25, 2019, so book now Next year Divetech is hosting Innerspace, its annual celebration of rebreathers, on Little Cayman at the Little Cayman Beach Resort. Divetech owner Jo Mikutowicz decided to expand the Innerspace silent diving experience beyond Grand Cayman, to the sheer and pristine drop-offs of Bloody Bay Marine Park, renowned for its incredible walls. Rebreather technology allows users to dive deeper and stay underwater longer, so…

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As the largest resort watersports operator on Grand Cayman, Red Sail Sports is also a leading advocate for marine conservation. Well-trained staff and a sizeable fleet give Red Sail Sports the flexibility to support environmental programs that require volunteers and boats for beach and reef cleanups. Local conservation initiatives, such as the newly-launched non-profit Plastic Free Cayman, find a willing partner in the dive company that has been offering services on Grand Cayman for 30 years.

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The Southern Cross Club, Little Cayman’s original dive and fish resort, has won 2 prestigious 2018 Traveler’s Choice Awards from TripAdvisor©, the world’s largest travel planning and booking site. Based on reviews posted by travelers during the past year, the resort ranks in the top ten in the Caribbean for Customer Service and Romance.

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Conservation is always front and center to those who live and work on Little Cayman, but during the full winter moon, with researchers gathered there for the Grouper Moon Project, a study of the annual spawning of Nassau Grouper, the conservation effort expanded to include land as well as sea, with an island-wide beach cleanup over the weekend.

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After a record breaking 2017 for Cayman tourism overall, and projections for continued growth, the island’s dive operators expect 2018 to be a banner year for their industry, and they are prepared for it. As a leader in dive tourism, Cayman has always balanced responsible diving and conservation with an outstanding dive product, always keeping it fresh and exciting for discerning divers. Cayman’s dive sites, dive operators and resorts remain topnotch, and the divers who voted in the Scuba Diving Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards agree.

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Divetech, one of Cayman’s leading dive operations and recognized as the place to go in Grand Cayman for technical diving and training, is heading into 2018 on the heels of a great year and a very successful showing at the Dive Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) where industry business is booked.

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