The Caymans is around 480 miles south of Miami. The main island, Grand Cayman is a vibrant mix of modern living at island pace. Relax during the day on one of the beaches or enjoying the diving and snorkelling before you head out into the town to try the islands many bars and restaurants. Divers and non divers alike will find plenty to do here!
Covid Travel Information
The Caymans is an approved destination for travel from the UK
View the up to date list here
Airports in the Cayman Islands are closed to all scheduled inbound and outbound international passenger flights until further notice. The Cayman Islands Government has contracted with British Airways and Cayman Airways to provide a limited service with the UK, USA, Jamaica, Cuba and Honduras.
Until the end of October, fully vaccinated travellers will need to take a day 2 PCR test on your return in the UK. From the end of October this will be replaced with a lateral flow.
Not fully vaccinated travellers will be required to take a day 2 & day 8 covid test plus 10 days quarantine at home or test to release on day 5
You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK
Updated 18th Sept 2021
Weather and Climate
Summer is mid-May to October and is a hot, rainy season. Our winter months (Nov-Apr) are dry and mild. Air temps peak at around 30C in August, dropping to around 25C in Jan and Feb. August water temps can be as high as 30C, but is between 27-28 for most of the year.
On certain dates BA operate a direct flight from London to the Grand Cayman. This takes around 12 hours.
f you are not able to travel direct, then flights typically route through the USA. You may require an overnight en route depending on flight times. All passengers transiting through the USA must have a valid ESTA before travel.
If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Grand Cayman, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.
If you are transiting through the States, you can enjoy a stop over. This would usually be in Miami.
Arrange before you go
UK passport holderss are able to obtain a 90 day visa on entry to the Caymans. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities.
We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation.
Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.
As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world.
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think.
What happens when I arrive?
On arrival please make your way through baggage claim and immigration. There will either be a rep to meet you with further instructions or you will have full details of your car hire in your travel documents.
If you have any issues on arrival, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
Local regulations mean that we are not able to include transfers in the cost of your holiday. Where possible, they will be co-ordinated for you on arrival, to pay locally. Certain resorts offer car hire as part of your package. Full instructions will be in your travel documentation.
You will be advised locally of your transfer times/ final arrangements at the end of your holiday. The departure tax is around $30.
Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. Aggressor believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. When settling your account on the final morning morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew.
The Caymanian Dollar is the currency of Cayman Islands, the yatch will accept US Dollars
Plugs and electricity
Electrical outlets onboard are standard US 110 volt.
A full line of Aqualung rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and night- lights. If any of your dive equipment fails while onboard, the crew will loan you equipment free of charge.
Several diving specialty courses are offered onboard including Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, UW Photography, Master Diver and more. Open Water Certification Courses & Check-Out Dives are offered as well.
There is a mini-boutique onboard, which sells a selection of logo clothing including t-shirts, caps, CD’s and miscellaneous items. One day during the week, the crew will have a ‘boutique day’.
Unlimited Nitrox is $100 per 7 night charter/ $150 per 10 night charter
Deposits and Balances
A typical deposit for Cayman Aggressor will be £1000. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.
Ways to pay
We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation
Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers? Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.
And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.
5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling within 12 months
Plus travel on a second trip in 12mths for an extra $100 discount or $200 on your third trip in 12 mths. Dive the World travellers get an extra 10% discount all yachts for rental gear, nitrox, boutique, photography equipment rentals, videos and courses and a special birthday discount to spend at the online boutique.
Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices
Your liveaboard accommodation is based on a double/twin cabin on a full board basis - your last night dinner is not included in your charter package
Soft drinks, water, tea, coffee and a limited selection of local beer and wine
All diving, 12lt international tanks, air fills and weights are included
Airport transfers for embarkation/disembarkation can be prebooked but are paid for locally
International flights, domestic flights and any overnight stays where required are not included in your trip. Please ask your travel consultant for a quote to add these
Current port fees of $97 (7 nights) and $135 (10 nights) are paid on board
Nitrox for 7 nights is $100 on all Aggressor charters, kit rental, souvenirs or private guiding services are paid for on board.