Scuba Diving in Orange Canyon, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Skill Level:
Maximum Depth:
40 m/131.2 ft
10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft
The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory, situated northwest of Jamaica and south of Cuba, in the western Caribbean Sea. The territory consists of three islands, the Grand Cayman, the Cayman Brac and the Little Cayman. George Town is the capital, located on Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands. All of the islands enjoy a tropical marine climate, with hot summers and dry, cool winters.

Blessed with an amazing underwater world, Grand Cayman guarantees snorkelers and divers unforgettable dives. The west side of the island provides the most popular dive sites on the island, due to the diversity of the dives and the calm sea conditions. Orange Canyon is one of the best known dive locations that is situated on the northwest tip of Grand Cayman.

The spot, as the name suggests, features a deep canyon, which is surrounded by impressive orange sponges, creating an excellent backdrop for photos. Divers can swim along the wall and spot eagle rays, schools of tarpon, silversides and Horse-eyed Jacks to name just a few. In addition, various colorful corals and sponges can be found at the top of the wall. The average water temperature varies from 78°F/25.5°C in winter to 90°F/32.2°C in summer, providing ideal diving conditions all year round. The average depth of the spot is 18 m/59.1 ft and the maximum depth is 40 m/131.2 ft.

Orange Canyon accommodates experienced divers only, due to its depth. Last but not least, there many diving centers that provide a wide variety of services to satisfy your needs!