The Cayman Islands have featured heavily in the awards of a major diving magazine.
The annual Top 100 Readers’ Choice Surveys are run by Scuba Diving Magazine and highlight the opinions of more than 5,000 readers worldwide who are active in the dive community.
The awards are based on various regions of the world, including the Pacific, Caribbean and Atlantic and North America.
Cayman came up on top in the Caribbean and Atlantic destination category. Readers praised the Dive 365 programme as well as the sinking of the Kittiwake, and the magazine said it was one of the world’s best dive locales.
“Even with a long dive history, the operators are still finding ways to innovate and expand their underwater offerings,” said the magazine. Bonaire and Belize were second and third in the category.
Cayman also came up trumps in Diving for Advanced Divers, Health of Marine Environment, Visibility and Wall Diving, and registered second for Overall Rating of the Diving behind Bonaire, which the magazine said was well-known for its reef preservation, the clean and well-kept environment and the unusual coral and reef formations and wreck dives.
Cayman was also voted second for Marine Life and third in the categories of Shore Diving and Underwater Photography.