The Cayman Islands are legendary among divers around the world, and Grand Cayman is where the legend began. About 22 miles long by eight miles at its widest point, and with a maximum elevation of 60 feet, Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman Islands and, in many ways, its heart. What a rapidly beating heart it is, too. With a population of 38,000, it is the cultural and commercial center of the islands and boasts an international jet airport and is a popular cruise ship port. Offshore banking, tourism and diving help drive the economy, and there is probably more to do on and around this island than at any other dive destination on earth. Quiet or wild, wet or dry, there is something for everyone, from the most ardent nature lover, to the most frenetic activity junkie. There are 40 or more dedicated dive operations here, as well as a dizzying selection of hotels, condos, restaurants, nightclubs, watersports and tourist attractions.

As with the topside activities, Grand Cayman diving covers all the best the Caribbean has to offer, including vibrant, shallow reefs, walls, wrecks, huge sponges, lush coral, inquisitive tropicals and awesome pelagics. At many resorts, you can step off the shore into a thriving reef community. Grand Cayman is also home to Stingray City, which has become the calling card of underwater fun in these islands.

On Grand Cayman you'll find every modern convenience and amenity and then some, but you'll also find miles of unspoiled nature and quiet getaways. You can be as busy, or as relaxed, as you desire.

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