Clear your schedule for October 12-19, 2024 and prepare for a week of exciting diving with a focus on underwater photo and video. Join the Ikelite crew in one of the Caribbean's most iconic dive spots - Little Cayman!
"The coral reefs of Little Cayman are arguably the best in the Caribbean for research because they are isolated from continental and anthropogenic influences and support a biologically diverse marine ecosystem." - Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)
We are limiting the number of guests on this trip to maximize time for one-on-one interaction. Ikelite Staff including John Brigham, Steve Miller, and Logan Wood will be on hand to provide photo instruction and inspiration.
Come to improve your imaging and make new friends at the same time! You can count on a laid-back atmosphere with fellow underwater photography enthusiasts.
1-on-1 instruction is the fastest way to improve your photography.
October 12-19, 2024
Nurse sharks are just one of the many species you can plan to see in Little Cayman. The marine life in the area are big and chill.
Reef Divers makes the diving easy including handling the heavy lifting and care of your boat-dive gear (unless you prefer to do it yourself). They rinse, dry, and store your BCD and regulator daily. They have a covered area for drying wetsuits so you don't have to stink up your hotel room.
Marine life is incredibly healthy and diverse in Little Cayman. In addition to the colorful corals, sponges, and anemones you'll also see nurse sharks, sea turtles, octopus, sting rays, parrot fish, groupers, and maybe even seahorses. We love that the turtles and Nassau grouper feel protected enough in the waters of Little Cayman that they seem to have no fear of scuba divers or underwater photographers.
This combination of water quality, diverse coral and fish species, and abundance of easily seen large mammals and fish is also why Little Cayman has been rated one of the top diving destinations in the Caribbean." - Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)
Water temperatures average about 85°F (29.4°C) in October, meaning comfortable water temps and long dives. Diving in Little Cayman is mostly free of current which is perfect for underwater photographers.
Elsewhere in the Caribbean, everything is swimming away from you. Turtles and grouper in Little Cayman seem to be practically unphased by photographers.
Bloody Bay Wall is widely considered a world-class dive site and is Little Cayman's most popular attraction. Beginning at about 22ft (6.7m) and dropping eventually to 1,000ft (304.8m), this wall dive is known for its exceptionally clear visibility providing views in every direction in excess of 100ft (30.4m).
Plan to bring your strobes as Bloody Bay Wall hosts ornately colored sponges that you won't want to miss. We also recommend packing a wide angle lens for Bloody Bay Wall's underwater landscape opportunities.
Wondering what else to bring? Email us and we'll happily help you determine the best underwater photo and video gear to pack for this Little Cayman Expedition.
Little Cayman is one of our favorite locations for testing new photo gear.
About Little Cayman Beach Resort
Little Cayman Beach Resort (LCBR) is situated on a white, sandy beach in Blossom Village, the first area of the island resettled in 1833 after Spanish privateers ran off the turtle fishermen who’d settled there.
All rooms in our block have a view of the central pool area and are a just a few steps from the dive boats (if you can resist the oceanside hammocks along the way).
The resort provides plenty of opportunity to relax in between dives. Take a swim in the pool, unwind in the hot tub, or get a massage at the on-site Nature Spa.
LCBR also offers bicycle rentals and island tours (additional fees apply).
$2,895 per person based on double occupancy
Traveling solo? No problem! We will match you with another guest when possible to quality for double occupancy rates.
- 7 nights' accommodation
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (dinner arrival day through breakfast departure day)
- 17 Boat Dives
- Complimentary use of dive computer (we require them)
- Complimentary WiFi
- Welcome rum punch
- Manager's cocktail reception (typically Monday evening)
- Airport ground transfers
- Resort fees, taxes and gratuities - except dive gratuities which are not included
Complimentary beverages include coffee, tea, and fruit punch, with milk and fruit juices offered at breakfast.
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
- Off-property excursions
- Dive gratuities
Trip insurance and dive accident insurance are strongly recommended.
Deposit of $800 to reserve your spot
Balance due July 1, 2024
Looking for a new dive buddy or underwater photography pal? Our expeditions are a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn more about your favorite hobby.
Coffee Bar opens at 6:00 AM
6:45 AM – 8:30 AM (until 9:00 AM on weekends)
Breakfast consists of a variety of breads and pastries, fruit, cereal, yogurt, hot entrées, and eggs cooked to order.
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (Opens 12:00 noon on Sundays)
Lunches include a daily soup and salad selection, meats, cheeses, breads, condiments for sandwiches, hot entrées, and light desserts.
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Dinners have a different theme every evening, featuring new and delicious soups, appetizers, salads, vegetables, starches, and hot entrées. Most nights also feature some type of specialty carving station. And there’s always a selection of fabulous desserts to top off a great meal. Coffee, tea, and fruit punch are complimentary.
The new dining room also has an indoor bar for enjoying cocktails before dinner or espressos, lattes, or other specialty coffees after dessert. The bar is generally only open during dinner hours.
Little Cayman is just a stone's throw from Cuba and 80 miles north east of its sister island Grand Cayman. Take a short 30 minute plane ride from Grand Cayman (GCM) to Little Cayman (LYB).
Send us your contact details and we'll get back to you with more information.