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Lionfish culler healing after being bitten by nurse shark

Diver Paul Egleston is healing and in good spirits after being bitten by a nurse shark on Saturday.

Youth with diverse abilities discover diving

For Clint Mooney, diving in Grand Cayman is a reminder of his independence. The ability to freely explore a new, underwater world grounds him and brings a sense of calm.

Divers discover ‘train wreck’ off East End

Dive shop owner Steve Broadbelt thought he had seen it all. That was until he stumbled across a train wreck in the shallow waters off East End.

Letter: Concern over dive weight not allowed as carry-on

As a consistent traveller to the Caymans for more than 20 years, I have been exposed to some terrible policies concerning what is allowed in carry-on luggage, but today’s experience certainly takes the cake.

Nominations sought for scuba hall of fame

The Ministry and Department of Tourism have issued a call for nominations for honourees in the 2019 International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.

Cayman’s female divers line up to break their own world record

Fifteen feet below the surface of the sea off West Bay on Saturday, for the second time in two years, female divers on Grand Cayman broke a world scuba diving record.

Women’s Dive Day group ready to break record

It all comes down to this Saturday. A group of female scuba divers will attempt to break the world record they set last year for the number of women diving at once, forming an underwater chain.

Women divers to make world record attempt

The only thing better than breaking a world record is breaking the same world record, again.

Divers go to unexplored depths at Little Cayman

Divetech’s annual dive event ‘Innerspace’ is typically held on Grand Cayman, but organisers wanted to go somewhere unique for the event’s 15th year.

Former Kittiwake crewman returns to vessel on dive trip

Earlier this year, a Michigan resident visited Cayman to see his erstwhile home, which happens to be located at the bottom of the sea.

Cayman Brac divers make rare whale shark sighting

Scuba divers on Cayman Brac got the thrill of a lifetime this weekend when the biggest fish in the ocean showed up to play.

A look back at the year that was

The year 2018 was an eventful one for the Cayman Islands.

Cayman ranks top for underwater photography

The Cayman Islands has been ranked as the Caribbean’s top destination for underwater photography by the readers of Scuba Diving magazine.

10,000 dives and counting for Little Cayman instructor

It was a cold, overcast day in the Netherlands and the water was the color of lead when Mike Schouten took the first tentative steps in what would become a lifelong love affair with scuba diving.

EDITORIAL – Now let us praise our scuba Hall of Fame inductees

As the birthplace of recreational scuba diving, and home to many of the world’s most outstanding dive sites, it is appropriate that our islands recognize and honor excellence and advances in the sport.

Scuba Diving Hall of Fame local inductees announced

Wayne Hasson, Daniel Tibbetts and Darryl Bud Walton Jr. will be inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame at its annual gala in the Cayman Islands Friday at the Marriott Beach Resort.
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UPDATED: Diver dies in George Town

A female diver died after getting into difficulty off South Church Street, George Town, on Sunday.

World record attempt for Women’s Dive Day

The PADI dive organization has scheduled its fourth annual Women’s Dive Day for this Saturday. Female divers all around the world will be getting in the water to celebrate women in the industry, and Cayman is no exception.

Scuba Hall of Fame seeks local honorees

The Ministry and Department of Tourism are searching for a few local legends in the dive community.

Lee Selisky named as Scuba Diving Hall of Fame 2019 inductee

The International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame board of directors has announced Lee Selisky, founder and CEO of Sea Pearls, as the first member of its 2019 induction class.

Female divers join hands for record attempt

Scuba divers in the Cayman Islands are aiming to set a novel new world record by forming the longest female underwater human chain.

Virtual scuba dives going live

An innovative new project, streaming live scuba diving tours from the Cayman Islands, launches Saturday.

Update: Police conclude underwater search for Brac man

Police scuba divers were continuing to search the waters around Cayman Brac Monday for 54-year-old Linvol Smith amid diminishing hope that he would be found alive.

Cayman photographers explore the beauty of the deep

Courtney Platt’s detail photo of an orange ball anemone, part of a Cayman Islands National Gallery exhibit opening Friday, May 4, looks otherworldly.

Divers spot sharks for science

Affectionate nicknames like Smudge, Scarlet and Big Bertha are not the first thing most people think of when they see a seven-foot shark cruise by.
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Police confirm identity of deceased tourist

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed the identity Tuesday of a tourist who passed away after encountering difficulties while scuba diving last Friday.
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Elderly visitor dies after dive

A 70-year-old American visitor died Friday after she suffered difficulties while on a dive.

Project opens portal to virtual tourists

A new project aims to bring the beauty of Cayman’s underwater world to a new type of tourist – virtual scuba divers.

Kittiwake image wins international recognition

An image of a diver in Cayman struggling against the laws of physics has attracted international recognition.

Cayman makes a splash in dive awards

Several Cayman dive resorts were ranked among the best in the world by readers of one of the most popular scuba magazines on the shelves.

The changing faces of the Kittiwake

Going, going, gone. Cayman’s most famous shipwreck, the USS Kittiwake, was pushed further on its side as storm swells swept through the Seven Mile Beach marine park over the weekend.

Divers see silver lining as Kittiwake topples

Grand Cayman’s most famous and photogenic shipwreck, the USS Kittiwake, was toppled on its side as the island felt the impact of a glancing blow from Hurricane Nate at the weekend.

‘It changed my life’: US veterans find new mission on Cayman’s coral reefs

When an American tank plunged from a bridge into the Euphrates River after the driver was shot in combat, Reconnaissance Marine Rudy Reyes was one of the divers given the grim task of bringing up the bodies.

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Early scuba gear to go on display at National Museum

A 1940s Aqua-Lung regulator belonging to Jacques Cousteau and a pair of 15-pound leather diving boots from 1865 will be among the items on display at the Cayman Islands National Museum’s newest exhibit, a collaboration with the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.

Four Cayman dive pioneers among Scuba Diving Hall of Fame honorees

Four pioneers of the Cayman Islands scuba diving industry will be honored at this year’s International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame ceremony, along with eight individuals from overseas who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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