Join OTA Diving & Travel in Grand Cayman at a secluded island retreat that offers everything. Serenely set on a private beach on Grand Cayman’s Northwest Shore, Cobalt Coast Grand Cayman Resort offers a blissful escape from the island’s crowds, yet it’s only minutes away from all of Grand Cayman’s most popular activities. With unlimited shore diving, easy access to diving, and an unrivaled resort experience, Cobalt Coast Grand Cayman Resort provides all you could want, and more, for the ultimate tropical getaway.
December 2 – 9, 2017
$1499 per person/dbl occupancy
7 NIGHTS IN AN OCEAN FRONT 1 BEDROOM SUITE
BUFFET BREAKFAST/A LA CARTE LUNCH/3 COURSE CONTINENTAL DINNER
12 MORNING BOAT DIVES (2 TANK DIVES EACH MORNING)
SHORE DIVING ON HOUSE REEF FROM RESORT DOCK WEATHER PERMITTING
WELCOME RUM PUNCH
COCKTAIL RECEPTION (ONE EVENING EACH WEEK)
AIRPORT GROUND TRANSFERS
RESORT FEES, TAXES, AND GRATUITIES (DOES NOT INCLUDE DIVING GRATUITY)
Nitrox – $15 per tank
Kittiwake Wreck $85
Stingray City $75
Stingray City is often considered to be one of the best shallow dives and snorkeling spots in the world and an undoubted highlight of any trip to the Cayman Islands. This stretch of sandy seafloor in Grand Cayman’s North Sound is the meeting place for southern stingrays hungry for a meal. As soon as you enter the water, several of the beautiful prehistoric-looking creatures will glide up to you to suck morsels of squid from your tentative fingers.
While this is mainly a shallow dive site, people snorkel above the feeders to watch as the water is crystal clear. Ray wranglers may even swim up with a ray or two following, to give snorkelers a closer look.
Upon descending, hungry rays will probably already be near the boat. If not, it is a thrilling sight to see a group of anywhere from four to 14 stingrays winding their way toward you across the snow white sand. Rays here have been measured at over 4 foot across and weighing over 125 pounds. There have even been reports of 6 foot rays, which far exceeds their normal adult size.
There are few places like this in the world to enjoy interaction with such an enigmatic sea creature. Many divers and snorkelers come back for second and third helpings; so don’t forget to bring a waterproof camera.
Discover Cayman’s latest treasure, the Kittiwake on your Cayman dive vacation. It was after a perilous 9-day tow through an ice storm that the former Chanticleer Class Submarine Rescue Ship reached Cayman waters. In service from 1945 to 1994, her most memorable duty was the diligent recovery of the Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster. On January 5th, 2011 a three cannon salute signaled the Kittiwake’s triumphant sinking.
Situated in a Marine Park governed by Cayman Law, the wreck has blossomed into a dynamic environment for marine life. While visitors are not allowed to touch or take anything, there are endless sights to take in along the Kittiwake wreck. Each of the five decks offers a surprise: squirrelfish, a rainbow of rare sponges, Goliath groupers, urchins. 64 feet deep at the bottom and 15 feet from the surface, experienced divers and beginners alike are encouraged to explore the ship’s many levels for a Caribbean snorkelling or diving experience unique to your Cayman Islands vacation.