Devil's Grotto

Cayman Islands


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 Off Eden Rock Reef off South Church Street


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08/14/2017 Mauidiver2112 (Avg: 3.89 Review) - Great dive for beginners, easy entry off Church St., use Dive shop tanks. Kick out is easy to 1 of 3 buoys. Descend to Devil's Grotto. Lots of swim-thru caves and marine life. Silversides, tarpons and parrotfish. Swim in was very easy, visibility was 50-80ft.

02/23/2016 H. Horwitz (Avg: 4.17 Review) - Great dive site. If you want the best visibility in the swim-throughs, go early (before 9:30am) or late (after 4pm). Bring a light to see all the fish & lobster in the swim-throughs and over-hangs. A lot to explore and worth repeating.

04/02/2014 Brad Stan (Avg: 3.86 Review) - Just got back from a trip to GC. Did 12 shore dives in total. I did this as a night dive and has a blast. I didn't do it during the day but from what I hear, night diving in the way to go with Devil's Grotto. I encountered some really interesting marine life: huge spiny lobster, king crab, sharks, octopus, etc. The entry and surface swim is very easy, even at night. The shop closes at 5:30pm and the parking lot is always empty after hours. So simply pull right in, throw on your gear and head to the ladder. It doesn't really start to get dark until around 7:30pm which is technically an hour or so after official sunset. Water was very warm (80 degrees). and I didn't even bother with a wetsuit. Also, if you dive after hours, you can rent a tank from anywhere (Diver's Supply, $10US). But if you dive during the day, you should rent directly from their shop.

12/14/2010 Anonymous (Avg: 3.00 Review) - Wonderful! The silversides (little fish) swirled around the diver in front and looked like a water ballet. Just a case of being in the right place, at the right time.

07/15/2010 Justin in Cayman (Avg: 4.01 Review) - Dive shop at the site with easy ladder access. Caves are excellent to swim through and are currently filled with silversides and barracuda. Unfortunately this seems to happen only once a year, but an amazing dive. Is an excellent dive even without the silversides.

06/05/2010 Anonymous (Avg: 4.00 Review) -

08/23/2007 Gary Ebner (Avg: 4.86 Review) - By far one of if not the best shore diving experiences I have ever had. Easy ladder entry. Fantastic visibility.

05/22/2006 Jason NYC (Avg: 3.99 Review) - As others have said this is the same entry as Eden Rock, just a slightly different area and bottom topography with Grottos. Shore diving doesn't get much easier than this. Full facilities with dive shop, rentals, air, lockers, bathrooms, and easy as pie to navigate. Depths to about 40 feet, great visibility almost always around 50-70 feet and cool rock formations. Tons of fish. A great place for fish watchers and newbie divers to venture out on your own for the first time after certification. Bring thick booties as urchins are everywhere on the bottom by the entrance. A small beach area and great snorkeling for your family, too. If you are visiting Cayman on a cruise boat, skip the boat diving and walk here to dive for the day. It takes about 5 minutes to get here from the cruise port area by foot. Just look for the big apple sign that says "Eden Rock." No current and usually very calm. Eden Rock doesn't charge for diving but they won't let you bring outside tanks in so expect a "small fee."

05/08/2006 Anonymous (Avg: 3.44 Review) - Great dive, both here and Eden Rock. Over the past 3 years I have dove it about 10 times. Personally, I enjoy the grotto a little more than Eden but they are both very enjoyable. If you're diving/snorkeling in Grand Cayman, definitely check it out!

12/03/2005 Stuart Freeman (Avg: 4.67 Review) - Welcome to grotto-land, boys and girls! Both of these superb shore-diving sites feature grottos and caverns aplenty, and because of the shallow depths, you won't have to hurry home. Snorkelers will have a super time here, too. Access couldn't be easier. Eden Rock Diving Center can provide a map showing the underwater labyrinth. Divers should snorkel out to the buoys, then drop down and begin to explore. The caverns have plenty of light but bring a flashlight along to peer into all the crevices. Snorkelers can glide right over the caverns that divers explore and watch their bubbles escape from the Swiss cheese-like structures. You're likely to see schools of little silversides and shimmering silver tarpon.

03/14/2005 Anonymous (Avg: 3.25 Review) - Nice!

12/30/2003 Jan (Avg: 4.40 Review) - This is a not to be missed site on Grand Cayman. We have made 5 trips to Cayman and dived this site at least once each trip, if not two times! Try to go when the cruise ships are not in port - the crowd is smaller.

07/15/2003 Pat (Avg: 3.55 Review) - I'm sorry, but I've got to rant here a bit. I agree with the previous reviewer that Devil's Grotto is a pretty cool place to dive. Yes, there is an abundance of fish like the Green Parrot and Snapper, and I have actually had the pleasure of diving with tarpon during a night dive (very cool!). The caves and grottos and tunnels are almost unique beyond compare. But… who taught these tourists how to dive?! Lets learn some buoyancy control, people! If you do not know how to control your buoyancy, your flippers or your hands, and you insist upon dragging your console across the coral heads, stay out of the water! This used to be a pristine dive location, but I can see the degradation through the years of misuse by inexperienced divers. It's neat to dive through the tunnels and watch the play of light flickering through the openings, or to hover next to a Barracuda to see who flinches first-- but be aware of your immediate surroundings to ensure you never disturb any life trying to grow on the walls around you. This is one of my favorite shore dives, and I will go back to do it again. But I'm afraid I can't rate it as high as a 5.0 because of the damage over the years. I think the Cayman operators need to enforce training of buoyancy control and preserve their fragile natural resource for the future, instead of going for the quick buck and allowing just anyone to trash their reefs.

07/02/2003 Brett LeFever (Avg: 5.00 Review) - My favorite spot ever! There are tons of swim throughs and the visibility is great year around!

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Diver Averages for  Devil's Grotto  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  4.79
Bottom Conditions:  4.21
Reef Conditions:  3.93
Animal Life:  3.86
Plant Life:  3.71
Facilities:  4.00
Solitude 3.14
Roads:  4.43
*Site Average:  4.01

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  4.21
Beginner Scuba:  4.14
Intermediate Scuba:  3.86
Advanced Scuba:  3.57
Night diving Scuba:  4.43

Number of reviews for this site: 14


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