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Silversides attract snappers

Thousands of visitors are leaving Cayman this week and sadly for the country’s economy, they didn’t spend any cash, bought nothing from souvenir shops and didn’t spend a single night in a hotel! But what these guys did do was provide countless photo opportunities for divers and swimmers in our …

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Diver dies off West Bay

A 65-year-old diver visiting the Cayman Islands from Tennessee died in a water-related incident off North West Point in West Bay on Sunday 6 December. The man has been identified as Gary Paul Kodman. Mr Kodman was diving with Reef Divers at the Orange Canyon diving site. On Sunday at …

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Dive industry concerned about port development

Amidst positive reports on its current growth from local dive industry leaders, concerns are being voiced regarding the potential impact of proposed Cruise Berthing Facilities (CBF) on Cayman’s diving tourism. The country’s arrival figures show a steady increase in stay-over dive tourism, with further increases predicted for 2016. Tourism industry …

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Little Cayman coral garden dedicated to scuba diving pioneer

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) in Little Cayman “planted” a coral garden on Friday, 12 June in honor of the late scuba legend, Bob Soto. A team of divers and snorklers worked together to outplant 63 nursery-reared fragments of the critically endangered staghorn coral (Acroporacervicornis) onto the reef. The …

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Ministry of Tourism partners with Historical Diving Society

The Cayman Islands Ministry of Tourism (MOT) has joined forces with the Historical Diving Society (HDS) to bring the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) to new heights in 2015 and beyond. The Historical Diving Society has agreed to represent the ISDHF throughout the United States.  The partnership allows …

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Legends and Lions dive event extended to a month

During the month of September, divers will be able to book some of the best dive deals of the year in the Cayman Islands during its 2nd annual Legend’s and Lions scuba celebration. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural weeklong event, Cayman’s dive industry is extending the celebration for a whole month. …

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American man dies during major diving event

An American man died on Friday, 29 May, while partaking in an annual event known as “Inner Space”, the world’s largest Closed Circuit Rebreather diving event. He has been identified as 53 year old, John Michael Killanin and was visiting Grand Cayman from Clearwater, Florida, USA. He arrived on Saturday, 23 May. One hour …

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