Night Diving

Night Diving in Cayman

Night Diving in the Cayman Islands

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Last updated 10 December, 2023
Close-up of a reef shrimp on a night dive in Grand Cayman

A New Cast of Characters

Doing a night dive is the natural next step after building your confidence with daytime dives. From the vibrant, nocturnal marine life to the mesmerising phenomenon of bioluminescence, after dusk, Cayman's waters possess even more wonder and mystery, and they will take your desire for underwater adventure to a whole new level.

Under cover of darkness, the Cayman Islands offer a unique opportunity to observe a whole new group of undersea creatures. Organisms like plankton and nocturnal fish species like seahorses and lionfish are quite numerous. You will encounter a whole new motley crew of other marine animals on the reef or at one of Cayman's many sunken shipwrecks.

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Sunset Divers offers snorkelling, boat and shore dive options, plus a restaurant and bar.

If you'd prefer to see the majesty of Cayman's bioluminescent marine life from the safety of the surface then click here

Explore the Undiscovered

With the absence of sunlight, the underwater world takes on a whole new dimension. Navigate the reefs at night and you'll discover hidden passages with your divemaster guide, including secluded caves and intricate coral structures that are usually obscured by the daytime glare.

Sea of Tranquility

Reef octo
A Caribbean Reef Octopus photographed at night in Cayman Waters

Night diving offers a serene and tranquil underwater environment. With the absence of light pollution, a dive becomes a quieter, more intimate and calming experience. Take a night dive with one of many Diving operators in Cayman and focus on the beauty of the underwater world without the distractions of daylight.


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Nightime Wreck Diving

Ghost ships during the day, the numerous wrecks in Cayman's waters positively come alive at night with all manner of sea critters. The Wreck of the Balboa, a favoured night dive spot in George Town Harbour, transforms into a hive of activity, with roaming octopus and nudibranchs in the wreck's nooks. 

In Little Cayman, night dives in Bloody Bay Marine Park offer a unique adventure with dramatic vertical walls and sightings of creatures like Basket Starfish and Octopus.

Little Cayman Divers is dedicated to providing you with the best diving possible.

Unveiling New Mysteries

The Cayman's nightime ocean spectacle is as diverse as it is wonderous. Will it be the beams of divers' flashlights revealing giant groupers, or the bioluminescent mysteries of the Balboa wreck, or perhaps the incomprehensible colors of a Caribbean lobster scuttling across the reef that becomes indelible on your memory? That's is for you to explore, but regardless, night diving in the Cayman Islands promises a remarkable and unforgettable underwater experience. 

Gear Up!

Contrary to popular belief, night diving doesn't demand an abundance of specialised equipment. Essential though, even at dusk, is a dive light. You must carry at least two, a primary and a backup. Both lights should be reliable and sufficiently powerful to facilitate navigation around any Cayman dive site, especially wrecks which have many unforeseen obstacles.

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Dive & Snorkel Gear

Gear up for your night dive at Divers Supply, a one stop shop for all diving, snorkelling and beach related needs


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