Here at the Cayman Diving Lodge,
we feature dive vacation packages which include your A/C lodging,
three meals each day, diving customized to meet your needs,
transfers to/from the airport, and all taxes.
Same Island, yet World's Apart:
The secluded East End is
Grand Cayman's best kept secret!
What you will discover at our small diving lodge is peace and relaxation, no crowds,
no tourism, unparalleled camaraderie, and unquestionably the best all-around diving
experience in the Cayman Islands.
Our 12 room guest building is surrounded by an upper level sun deck
which overlooks the ocean. The lower level rooms open onto decking and courtyards.
The upper level rooms open onto a large sundeck balcony which surrounds the entire lodge.
Courtyards separate the guest building from the open-air dining area and bar.
All guestrooms are air-conditioned with private bathrooms. All rooms open onto
sundecks or courtyards and all have beautiful new tile flooring. Most rooms have 2 double
beds. King beds are available in the oceanfront rooms.
All rooms are free of telephones and televisions, however,
contact with civilization is easily made in the office and bar where telephones and fax
machines are available.
Hammocks and beach furniture make relaxing on our private beach a peaceful interlude
between diving and dining. The courtyards are a popular place for social gatherings or
just peaceful contemplation. The open-air bar provides a place for lively conversation
after the daily diving activities are over. Bicycles are available for guests to use.
A large walk-in gear storage room is at the end of the private boat dock.
The dive boats are conveniently moored at dock's end, just seconds from your room.
(No bus rides here!) The offshore barrier reef has formed a lagoon in front of the lodge
which can be accessed from our private coral sand beach or from our private dock.
The guest areas are all less than 40 feet from the water's edge.
Our open-air dining area looks out over the Caribbean Sea and is approximately 35
feet from the water's edge.
A breakfast buffet is served from 7:30am until just before the dive boats depart
at 9:00am. A hearty buffet style lunch is served immediately when the dive boats return
at approximately 12:30 - 1:00pm. Dinner is served family style at 6:30pm with abundant
servings of pasta, meat, or fish. Cuisine is predominantly continental,
prepared by our full-time chefs, Sheila and Roy.
The dining room is not open to the public and serves lodge guests only.
We have two spacious state of the art dive boats.
One of these is a
Pro-48, 48 feet long with a 16 foot beam and three 900 hp diesel engines.
Our Pro-48 is the fastest and most advanced dive boat currently in the
Cayman Islands. Our second boat is a 45' Garcia.
Both boats are set up for
diver convenience. Both boats have camera tables, fresh drinking water, fresh
water showers, separate rinse tanks for cameras, and fresh fruit. The Pro-48
has a private electric marine head.
The East End of Grand Cayman is for those who prefer to get most of their excitement
Divers come to the Cayman Diving Lodge not only because of the seclusion
from crowds and tourism, but also for the thrill of diving the 55 dive sites of Grand
Cayman's fabled East End which have thus far been named; many other sites are currently
being discovered and mapped. These sites distinguish themselves from other areas of the
island by their wide diversity. No two dive sites are the same!
Each morning, we feature a 2-tank boat dive which departs at 9:00am (11:00am on Sundays).
The first dive is planned as a 100-110 foot wall dive with a multi-level profile and
a bottom time of 30-35 minutes. The 2nd dive is usually a mid-reef dive (50-65 feet),
again with a multi-level profile, and a bottom time of 40-45 minutes.
After a hearty lunch served in our open-air dining area, afternoon boats depart at about
2:00-2:30pm for another mid-reef dive.
Night dives take place 1 to 2 times each week and are scheduled by guest demand.
Three-tank Stingray City cruises are also scheduled by guest demand.
On these trips, we do a 2-tank morning dive - eat lunch on the boat - and pull into
in the early afternoon, perfectly timed to arrive after
the morning tourist boats have left and before the afternoon tourist boats arrive.
We also offer underwater video and photo services.
Our live-in professional dive staff is our greatest asset. They live on-site
at the lodge and are available to our guests from dawn to dusk.
As our guest, you will quickly know them as your friends.
All dive staff are PADI instructors and four are experienced boat captains.
We offer all levels of scuba instruction, from basic open water to divemaster
as well as nitrox certification. We also offer resort courses and SCUBA review.
Both the staff and the ownership are committed to your personalized diving
experience based on total service.
The lodge is ideal for group travel, and many dive clubs
and dive shops take advantage of our unique situation. With only 12 guest
rooms, a group can book the entire lodge and and have unprecedented control
over itinerary, etc. We work closely with each group to insure that the
individual needs and goals of each group are met. Group discounts are available
and vary by number of divers and goals of the group.