Cayman Islands


The Cayman Islands are located about 770 kilometers south of Miami in the
West Caribbean and are renowned for clear, warm waters and spectacular
dive sites making it one of the most attractive places to visit in the world.

Cayman Aggressor IV cruises sail to all three Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman,
Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, and visit sites of shipwrecks and walls of coral.  

The Cayman Islands are actually the peaks of an underwater ridge
stretching from Cuba to Honduras. Corals formed and grew on the
peaks of the ridge, creating Cayman's amazing exotic landscape.


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The tourist season falls during the summer. Many tourists visit here
between mid-December to April due to the warm weather and low
humidity with daytime temperatures of 23C that drop to around 20C
at night. Water temperatures are also comfortable and pleasant.

During May to October average temperatures rises to approximately
28C and rain showers can be expected to during the afternoon.

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Most major airlines fly to the Cayman Islands.
The most common way to reach the islands is via the US.

The dive boat Cayman Aggressor IV is part of the Aggressor fleet that we
represent in Israel. The liveaboards offer the heights of comfort and luxury and
service at American standards. The boats sails from one spectacular site to another,
allowing you to enjoy the ultimate vacation whilst covering a wide area of sea.

You aboard the boat at Grand Cayman, as this is where flights land from
the mainland. It is definitely recommended to arrive a day or more before
your cruise to travel and explore the islands.
Boarding and disembarking the boat is every Saturdays,
boarding time is from 16:00 and you will disembark in the morning.

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כללי על היעד

דירוג היעד
מתי בשנה
All Year Round
אופי הטיול
ממוצע מספר צלילות בטיול
Approximately 18
טמפרטורת מים
25-27 C
מזג אויר ממוצע
Very comfortable
מתאים למשנרקלים
משך נסיעה מומלץ
10 days
סיורים יבשתיים במהלך הטיול

אופי הצלילות

צלילות זרם
צלילות קיר
ראות ממוצעת
דרגת צלילה מינימלית
Advanced open water
ניסיון צלילה מומלץ
Minimum of 30 dives

מה רואים

שוניות טרופיות
אניות טרופות
מערות וקניונים
להקות דגי ים פתוח
כרישי שונית / חול
כרישי ים פתוח
כרישי לוויתן

Little Cayman Dive Sites

Bloody Bay Wall
The most popular dive site in the area! This area is a nature reserve where you can
expect to see a huge variety of colorful of marine life. The place received its name
due to the battles fought here between the British and (real) Caribbean pirates. The
dive is close to a steep wall that starts at a shallow depth and falls down to 200 m,
with a vibrant, orthogonal, coral garden covered with many species of corals, mainly
sponge corals and gigantic fan corals. These corals are home to turtles, stingrays,
grouper fish, triggerfish, sea horses, sea bats and many more other marine creatures.
The structure of the wall itself is special where you can see small caves and crevices.
Level: Suitable for all divers.
Depth: 8-30 m.

Jackson's Bight
This wonderful dive site is located within the nature reserve. The reef is built
in the form of a slope with sandy areas, tunnels and lots of small crevices. As
you decent you will see a vertical wall that descends to the depths. At this site
you will see colorful reef fish, sea bats, octopuses, eels and even reef sharks.
An amazing site for a night dive.
Level: Suitable for all divers.
Depth: 5-30 m.

Grand Cayman Dive Sites

Sunset House Reef
An interesting and fascinating dive, one of the most famous dive sites in the area!
This site can be accessed offshore or from a dive boat. A long, beautiful and
colorful reef at a depth of 10 m, where you can see turtles, squids any many
more marine creatures. The most famous landmark here is at a depth of 16
meters, a 3-meter high bronze statue of a mermaid. As you dive deeper to a
depth of 18 m you will see a shipwreck of a World War II aircraft landing ship,
which is now home to many reef fish and huge schools of snappers. In the sand,
in close proximity to the shipwreck you can see a half-buried anchor and cannon.
Level: Suitable for divers of all levels and also suitable for snorkeling.
Depth: 2-18 m.

USS Kittiwake
An impressive US Navy ship, used between 1945 until the 1970s as a submarine
rescue ship. The ship was deliberately sunk in 2001 to a depth of 18 meters in order
to create an artificial reef. The ship is nearly 80 m long and has five decks and is a
spectacular underwater site. Here you can see sea bats, stingrays and many more.
Level: The dive is suitable for all diver levels.
Depth: maximum 18 m.

Stingray City
One of the most famous dive sites in the area! Here local fishermen clean their
catch, attracting many stingrays that come here to enjoy their next meal!!
Level: Shallow diving suitable for divers of all levels.

This spectacular dive site is named due to its resemblance of the Hanging
Gardens of Babylon. It is most definitely one of the most popular and amazing
sites in the area. The site is part of the northern wall and most beautiful wall
that surrounds the island. In the shallow area and deeper sandy part, you can
see impressive stone structures with huge fan corals and black corals. Here
turtles, barracudas, parrotfish and even hammerhead sharks can be spotted!
Level: Suitable for divers of all levels.
Depth: 12-30 m.

Doc Poulson Wreck
A cable ship deliberately sunk in 1991 to create an artificial reef. Named
after the first dive doctor who worked on the island. The ship lies on sandy
bottom and she is a home to many species of coral and reef fish. Here you
can see stingrays, turtles, groupers and more...
Level: Shallow diving suitable for divers of all levels.
Depth: Maximum 18 m.

Ghost Mountain
A beautiful underwater mountain with a mushroom shaped peak covered in red
sponge coral. The slope that descends into the depths is rich in magnificent fan
corals. Due to the strong north currents here, there are a lot of nutrients, therefore
many species of fish may be found here. Around the mountain and at the peak
there are many schools of reef fish, Morey eels, shrimps and more.
Level: Suitable for all levels of divers.
Depth: 15-30 m.

Cayman Brac Island Dive Sites

MV Captain Keith Tibbetts Wreck
A huge 100 meter long Soviet warship that sank in 1996. In 2004, after being hit by a
hurricane, the ship broke, making the site even more impressive! On the ship you can see
a machine gun with 2 long barrels, a great place to take fantastic photos. Although the
ship was sunk a relatively short time ago, it is home to a huge variety of marine creatures
that are accustomed to the divers that visit here (more than 100 species have officially
been observed), among them barracuda, Morey eels, giant jellyfish, many corals and more...
Level: Suitable for experienced divers.
Depth: 6-30 m

Kissimmee Wreck
A tugboat, deliberately sunk in 1982, to create an artificial reef for divers.
The site is colorful, impressive and home to many species of coral, reef fish,
snappers, turtles and more...
Level: Suitable for divers of all levels.
Depth: 12-25 m.

Cemetery Wall
A special and spectacular wall dive. The dive site is close to the cemetery, hence
its name... This steep wall, has an abundant and vibrant reef, built like a maze,
covered various species of soft and hard corals, large schools of reef fish such
as flutes, snappers, Morey eels, stingrays etc.
Level: Suitable for all divers of all levels.
Depth: 12-30 m


בשלושת איי קיימן המרהיבים מעל ומתחת למים, נוף קריבי מטריף ושוניות אלמוגים
מגוונות, בריאות ומרשימות. מתחת למים אפשר לראות אלמוגי ענק מסוגים שונים
כמו אלמוגי מניפה ואלמוגי ספוג אדומים ענקיים מסוג Giant barrel, סוגי כרישים
שונים כמו כרישי ריף קריבי וכרישי Nurse, להקות ענק של ברקודות, צבי ים, עטלפי
ים, דגים גדולים כמו טרפונים וגרופרים, מחבטנים, דיונונים קריביים, מורנות, מגוון
חשופיות צבעוניות למשל Flamingo Tongues המרהיב, להקות ענק של דגי
Silversides ועוד. מלבד המגוון העצום של בעלי החיים שאפשר לראות מתחת
למים, בקיימן אפשר לצלול לספינות טרופות רבות מתקופות שונות עם סיפורים
מיוחדים, ולראות את פסל הברונזה המפורסם של בתולת הים בגראנד קיימן.


International Time
GMT - minus 5 hours.


Entry Visa
You are required to present a valid passport with at least 6 months
validity from the date of entry and a return flight ticket.
for more information please contact the nearest embassy in your country.


There are no recommendations for any vaccinations whilst visiting the
Cayman Islands and there is no information on local diseases.
We recommend keeping updated with your Ministry of Health website, regarding vaccines.


Personal Documents
A passport with at least 6 months validity.
Travel and diving insurance - can be purchased on this site.
A credit card is accepted in most places (but only on some of
the boats) saving the need to carry excess cash.
Diving certificate, valid diving insurance and a diving logbook.
Photocopy of your passport, diving certificates and travel insurance.
Make sure to keep it in a separate file from the original documents.


GIS - Visitor Information System
In cruises carried out by the Aggressor fleet, you are required to fill out
a guest information form. Immediately after booking the cruise, you will
receive a link to fill out a computerized information form, allowing the
ship to prepare for your arrival and provide you with the best personal service.


Diving Equipment
It is recommended to bring your own equipment with which you are
accustomed to using, especially a mask and a dive computer. Check
your diving equipment prior to your departure.  This as an intensive
week and a computer is essential.
Rented scuba diving equipment must be booked in advance. Payment
for the equipment will be directly to the boat.
Water temperature throughout the year is between 25-28C degrees.
We recommend a short or long 3 mm wetsuit, throughout the year.
Important items to bring along: An inflatable buoy to mark your location
attached to a roller and rope, anchor reef against strong currents, a whistle
attached to your BCD, and simple gloves to grip the reef if necessary.


You are about to visit one of the most spectacular places in the Caribbean.
You do not have to be an expert photographer in order to take superb photos
to capture some amazing, unique and unforgettable moments.
Diving packages are available for most kinds of cameras, for photography above
and under water. Easy-to-use extreme cameras are also a popular choice. The
cruise ship produces a video on every cruise that guests may purchase.


It is unnecessary to pack a lot of clothing on a dive holiday in a tropical climate.
A light garment to wear in the day between dives is recommended and the dress
code on board is casual. One or two buttoned shirts for the evening can be useful.
Towels and bedding are provided by hotels and on the boats.


Medication and First Aid
Pre-equip yourself with enough personal medication, the chance of obtaining
specific drugs might be difficult here!! Do not forget to stock up on seasickness
pills if necessary. Pack a high factor sunscreen to protect you from prolonged
exposure to tropical weather, appropriate clothing and remember to drink plenty
of fluids. The ship is equipped with comprehensive first aid equipment including oxygen.


For flights via the US, you will need a valid US visa even if you are just in transit.
When you receive your flight ticket, please ensure that your name is spelled exactly
as in your passport! Whilst checking in, make sure that the label on your suitcase
shows the final destination of your trip. You must arrive at the airport at least 3 hours
before departure. The number of bags and their weight should comply with airline
restrictions to avoid overweight charges.


Transportation, Arrival and Pick Up
The package does not include transportation to and from the ship,
but arrival is easy. Most public transport is in the form of local taxis.
On arrival you can catch a taxi from the airport to the local tourist marina
"Georgetown" where the ship docks. A crew member, in uniform,
will await you at the airport and help you organize transportation.
On return from your cruise, the ship will assist in organizing the shuttle
to the airport or to one of the hotels if you decide to extend your vacation
in the Cayman Islands.


In the marina area and on the first and last day of the cruise there is
available Wi-Fi access and also cellular phones can be used.
Whilst travelling in remote areas, there is no means of internet access,
communications, or a possibility to send and receive e-mails aboard the
ship. You may purchase a local sim card at the airport however, take in
to account that access is limited.


The weather is wonderful and is characterized by a stabile climate and
optimal sea conditions, which allow recreation and diving nearly all year round.
The rainy season is between May to November but unlike tropical destinations
characterized by stormy weather, the rains here are for short intervals and do
not affect the quality of your vacation.


Sea Conditions
Most activity takes place in a pleasant and calm sea, but sometimes seas are high
due to local winds. Some of the sites have currents we will use to dive in their direction.
Visibility conditions under the water are good and range from 30 meters to more. Keep
at safe distance that allows eye contact with the group leader according to the site's visibility.


Electrical Supply
110 V, we recommend to bring a universal adapter to avoid problems.
The sockets are American. 


The local currency is the Cayman dollar whose value is a little higher than the
US dollar, which is also accepted everywhere. There is no need to exchange
US dollars, but paying with them you may receive change in local currency.
Credit cards are accepted by all tourist service providers.


Local Taxes
Local entrance tax to the Marine Park is $45, per person and payment is
in cash or by credit card directly on the boat. This data may be modified
by the authorities without prior notice, as already occurred in the past.


Tips are commonly paid on the cruises and the approximate
going rate is 10-15 percent of the price of the cruise. 


Emergency Numbers and Decompression Chambers
The closest decompression chamber is located in the hospital at Georgetown in
Grand Cayman. If necessary and the ship will conduct the evacuation and inform
the decompression chamber team.


Are cruises suitable for non-divers?
Activities and the nature of the trip are suited for divers. During the cruise there
are plenty of places to stop off one of the islands, swim, snorkel and explore.


Do I need to be an experienced diver to participate in such a trip?
Not necessarily, but previous experience is always a plus. The dives are with a
guide and it is an intensive week. Without a doubt, non-experienced divers will
benefit from this trip. Professional instructors accompany all dives and divers
are split up into groups according to their level of experience. Therefore,
everyone can fully exploit their personal potential. It is recommended to be at
least an Advanced diver with nitrox and depth certification. Some of the dives
are to a depth of 40 meters with strong currents. 


Do I Have to Have Nitrox Certification?
On an intensive dive tour, it is recommended to use Nitrox. Using the dive computer
in regular air mode whilst breathing nitrox increases safety ranges. The Nitrox supply
is $125 per week for those who are certified. You can also get certified for Nitrox
onboard for $195 and $ 75 for nitrox use after the course (prices might change).


How Many Dives are there During the Trip?
The cruise offers unlimited diving and many guests dive an average of 5 a day,
except on Fridays when there is only one dive after which the cruise returns to
its port of origin. Arrival time to the port is at 13:00.


Do we Disembark the Boat?
During the week there are several opportunities to visit the beaches,
swim, snorkel and explore the islands.


What Kind of Food is Served During the Cruise?
The food served is varied and usually American and Caribbean cuisine.
Breakfast have a superb selection of tropical fruits, fresh and chilled fruit juices,
dishes made according to your request, cereals, yogurts, excellent coffee and more.
Lunch is 3 courses and includes soup, baked bread, a selection of main dishes and
delicious desserts.
Dinner in a relaxed atmosphere and includes a fresh salad and a choice between
chicken, fish or meat, a selection of drinks and margaritas.
We will be happy to respond to requests and personal preferences, please make
sure that you have filled in the questionnaire in advance.


What is the Alcohol Policy?
We recommend that you purchase your favorite alcoholic drink from the nearest
duty-free shop. The boat takes precautions regarding drinking and diving.
Anyone who consumes alcohol will find himself or herself snorkeling until the next day!


What Happens when I Return to the Port at the End of the Cruise?
As stated, the ship returns to the port on Friday afternoon and at sunset,
a cocktail party is planned on board.
You can take an afternoon explore the island and the ship's crew will be
happy to help organize such a trip.
Dinner is not served on Friday and guests can choose one of the island's
restaurants to dine in.
On Saturday after a light breakfast, the ship sets sail at approximately 08:00.


Do I Need Medical Approval to Dive?
You do! In principle, the requirement for medical approval is international
with a medical statement accepted by diving organizations. If the answers
to all the questions in your health declaration are negative, then there is no
problem. If there are positive answers, consult your diving doctor and get
approval. If you are over the age of 45, medical approval is required.


Should I Purchase My Own Diving Equipment?
The answer to this question is according to the amount of dives. Naturally, when
planning a scuba diving trip, you can decide to purchase full or partial scuba equipment.
We recommend to purchase your own mask and personal dive computer.
We would be happy to be at your service and offer advice on purchasing equipment.

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