CAYMAN ISLANDS AGGRESSOR LIVEABOARD
Cayman Islands, 7 nights
Scuba Dive Trip With Mandy and Jason
Departing 12th July, 2025
Pricing from $3095 per person plus flights
Join Mandy and Jason on a 7 night liveaboard charter in the Cayman Islands. Onboard the Cayman Aggressor IV, you'll get to dive in one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. Divers will explore the walls, reefs and wrecks of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. The week culminates with a stop at world-famous Stingray City and Grand Cayman’s newest intentionally sunk wreck, the USS Kittiwake. Come and spend a week in the Cayman Islands, focusing on diving and meeting new dive friends.
12th July 2025
A selection of cabins available
Master Stateroom $3595 pp
Deluxe Stateroom $3295 pp
Bunk style Deluxe Stateroom $3095 pp
There are 10 staterooms. Maximum of 20 passengers.
One King bed, picture window, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, fresh towels, AC units, private ensuite bath.
Room Size: 15' x 15' feet
King bed 70 x 75 inches
Two single beds that can be moved together to create 1 king, port hole, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, fresh towels, AC units, private ensuite bath.
Room Size: 7" X 11"
Rooms – 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Twin: 35" x 75"
Twin: 35" x 75"
Bunk-Style Deluxe Stateroom
Twin bunk style bed, port hole, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, fresh towels, AC units, private ensuite bath.
Room Size: 7' x 10"
Rooms – 1, 2
Top Bunk: 30" x 74"
Bottom Bunk: 30" x 74"
DIVE INFORMATION - CAYMAN ISLANDS
The Cayman Islands is a British Crown Colony which lies 480 miles south of Miami, nestled in the turquoise waters of the western Caribbean. The warm waters, shallow walls and endless visibility make our Cayman Islands liveaboard scuba diving trip perfect for new divers and snorkeling enthusiasts.
During your Caymans Island liveaboard scuba diving trip, the Cayman Aggressor IV will dive the best of all three islands, which includes the Northwall and Southwall in Grand Cayman, Bloody Bay Wall in Little Cayman & everyone's favorite, Stingray City. The Oro Verde, Doc Poulson, Russian Destroyer and Kittiwake wrecks are bustling artificial reefs that disguise once magnificent ships and are a must see for every diver.
Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday around noon when the Aggressor returns to port.
Average of up to 27 dives on 7 night charters (multiple day dives and a night dive each evening)
All dives are from the yacht.
3mm wetsuit recommended
Water temperature range from 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C.
The Cayman Aggressor IV provides 80 cubic ft. tanks, weight belts and weights. The stern and platform area is very spacious. The boarding ladders were designed for convenience to allow divers easy entries and exits. Enjoy freshwater showers on the back deck after your dives and dry off with a warm towel. All diving onboard the Cayman Aggressor IV should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. All dives should be planned no decompression dives. The Cayman Aggressor IV has one dive tender, 15 ft x 4 ft used to take guests to shore (optional).
DIVE ITINERARY - CAYMAN ISLANDS
3 Fathom Wall (Mixing Bowl) This is the crossroads of Bloody Bay Wall. Here, the “shear” wall, meets the “gentle slope”. This site offers more fish than any site in Little Cayman. Schools of Bermuda chub, 3-spotted goatfish, snappers and grouper of all sorts can be identified here. The rubble of the shallows is home to an array of creatures, including the timid yellowhead jawfish. If you are more adventurous, make a cut through the coral fingers and end up on the wall (there are several passages covered over by coral formations). Lobster are frequently seen on the wall area. Turtle, spotted eagle rays and an occasional reef shark or nurse shark can be spotted at any time.
Angelfish Reef Coral fingers, and small coral heads make this sight truly enjoyable for night diving as well as a day dive.
Bonnie's Arch 70ft. Maximum, this site has a beautiful arch that provides wonderful photo/video opportunities. Seahorses are sometimes found here. Angelfish frequent this area. Channel clinging crab can be spotted under the edge of the outlying reef system.
Bullwinkle East The site gets its name from the large elk horn coral that forms the top of this shallow reef.
Devils Grotto/Eden Rock “One of the dives that made Grand Cayman so famous”, is how many describe this site. Located just off the shore outside of George Town, one can explore the passages of these two (2) dive sites. Maximum depth is 45ft.
Doc Poulson (wreck) Sitting in an open sandy area, with coral reef nearby, the small cable laying vessel was sank for the purpose of a wreck site. Good growth on the wreck provides a home to many juvenile fish including the pygmy file fish. Look for bristle worms on the green tube sponge located on the vessels spotlight.
Eagle Ray Rock Found outside of Smith Cove, Eagle Ray Rock is noted for the “L”-shaped passage on this large coral formation.
Grand Cayman Grand Cayman provides a wide variation of reef life and fish – everything from juveniles to spotted eagle ray and sometimes a shark.
Depending on the side of the island you are diving, you will find dramatic walls starting from 50ft-70ft. The shallows will feature a “spur-and-groove” coral formation or sites that are more noted for their swim-thrus. More noted for its small reef life, don’t be surprised to spot a turtle at any time find a southern stingray feeding nearby.
Great Wall The name says it all. The yacht is moored in 15ft. of water, and the wall begins at 18ft. – and it is a shear drop. This portion of Bloody Bay Wall is full of pristine vegetation growing off the wall – gorgonians, soft and hard corals and all types of rope sponges. Turtles are often seen munching on a sponge or just swimming by at 40ft. Look for juvenile spotted drums and juvenile smooth trunkfish here.
The Meadows The mooring pin is set in the middle of several coral heads, which can be traversed. Various snapper call this portion of the reef “home”. Cosmo the grouper can also be spotted in and around this site. Jackson’s Wall is a highlight with swim-thru's onto the wall. Once again, look out for Caribbean reef sharks. In the sand area of the shallow, a spotted eagle ray can be seen feeding.
Joy’s Joy The mooring pin is set in 25ft. of water, but the highlight of this dive are the many passages and swim-thru's found in the 70ft. range.
Kelly’s Cavern Water conditions throughout the years have helped form this section of Cayman reefs; specifically, all the passages which wind in-and-out of the hardpan coral. You will find the top of this reef rich in vegetation. Look for the elusive batwing coral crab hiding in the coral.
Lea Lea’s Lookout If you descend and head toward the mooring ball, you will come across a “cut” in the reef. Starting at 35ft., this narrow cut leads to the wall. Keep an eye out for channel clinging crabs and lobster hiding in this cut. A pinnacle marks the entrance onto the wall (you can turn left or right). Making a right-hand-turn and swimming about 30 yards, you will find the entrance to the “Great Room” (entrance around 80ft). The diver makes their way through the “room” and will exit on a very large opening. . . being spit out at 30ft. At night, take note of the colors (reds, oranges, greens, purples) that are visible throughout the room.
Lighthouse Reef This reef gets its name from the Lighthouse Restaurant in Breakers. This wall site serves as home to turtle, spotted eagle ray and the occasional reef shark.
Little Cayman To summarize, the majority of the diving in Little Cayman takes place within the boundaries of the world-famous Bloody Bay Wall. This marine park offers a combination of dramatic walls, swim thrus, mini-walls (in the shallows) and pristine coral reefs. When weather dictates, the CAIV will move to the South side of Little Cayman for diving at Windsock Reef, Grundy’s Wall or the Soto Trader (wreck).
Kittiwake M/V Keith Tibbetts Formerly known as the Russian Destroyer #356, this wreck has become a fixture for wreck dive of the Caribbean. Today, the boat lies in 40-90ft. of water. It provides a great backdrop for photos/videos, and offers some great penetration for the avid wreck diver.
M/V Kittiwake Sunk as an artificial reef in 2011 The Kittiwake, a former submarine rescue vessel (ASR-13) rests 64 feet deep at the bottom and only 15 feet from the surface making her ideal for both divers and snorkelers. You can swim overhead and see the main decks and topography of the ship, plus take a look down the smoke stack that opens up straight down to the bottom of the hull and the engine rooms. There is no end of rooms to explore within this wreck.
Marilyn’s Cut A simply slice into the reef of Bloody Bay Wall is sometimes home to reef sharks. All types of reef fish inhabit this area.
Nancy’s Cup of Tea (Magic Roundabout) This area is just outside of the bight of BBW and provides a more solid coral formation. On the shallows around this site, you can find a pair of old anchors, known as Paul’s Anchors.
Neptune’s Wall With the mooring sitting in 60ft. of water, this site is a gentle sloping reef formation that leads over the wall. Like many of the West Side wall sites, keep an eye open for the passing turtle.
Ore Verde (wreck) A staple of Grand Cayman diving, this wreck today lies in pieces against a section of coral reef and provides a home to many fish, both during the day and at night (midnight blue parrotfish). Hordes of chub, jacks, and snapper are spotted during the day. Always be aware of spotted morays or a green moray eel.
St Pedro’s Point Watch Your Depth! Huge pinnacles from the bottom sprout upward to make this site what it is. Lying on the edge of the wall, be careful to monitor your depth gauge and you will find this most enjoyable around 80-90ft.
Randy’s Gazebo “One of the most spectacular dives”, commented one diver. This site is home to some wonderful swim-thru's and some of the largest barrel sponges in the Cayman Islands. A wonderful “photo op” awaits at the “gazebo”. Be on the alert for spotted eagle rays just off the wall and turtles at any time. “The chimney” is a narrow passage that begins at 80ft., and “burps” you out at 30ft. Take it slow! And you can enjoy this experience.
Trinity Caves/Round Rock This site features a nice swim thru small passage at about 70ft. Just down the reef you will find the famous Trinity Caves, highlighted by several lengthy swim thru's. Trinity Caves has been the focus of many photo shoots for various dive magazines.
Rum Point Dropoff (White Stroke Canyon) Coral plates make up this site just outside the cut of Grand Cayman’s Rum Point. As all North Wall sights go, spotted eagle rays, turtle, channel clinging crab and lobster can all be found in this region.
Sensation Wall (Hammerhead Hill) Found in the middle of the North Wall, this site was named for the coral formation that the mooring pin is set. Yes! You might see the elusive hammerhead here, but certainly keep an eye out for spotted eagle rays.
Stingray City An introduction of this site is not needed – The World’s Most Famous 12ft. Dive. Stingray City is home to the many Southern Stingrays that pass the time away performing for divers. It is a “must” dive.
Tarpon Alley Large sand passage slice through the coral fingers, leading out onto the North Wall. Between two (2) of these fingers, you can find tarpon displaying their buoyancy. Barracuda sometimes pose as “imposters”, lurking around, looking for a meal. On the wall, the beautiful spotted eagle ray is often cited as well as an occasional reef shark. If you are really lucky, you might spot a hammerhead.
Teachers Caverns (Bats Cave Reef) High coral wall formations help make these passages a beautiful site. Elkhorn and staghorn corals are found in the shallows. Families of lobster have been spotted on nearby coral heads.
Sample itineraries and maps are for illustrative purposes only. The exact route and sites visited are subject to change based on local regulations, guest experience, weather and logistics, and is at the Captain’s discretion.
THE CAYMAN AGGRESSOR IV
The Cayman Aggressor IV is a 110’ yacht with a wide beam. Built and powered for comfort, safety and stability, she is diesel-powered, cruises at 10 knots and has 110-volt power onboard. Accommodations include two balcony suites, five deluxe staterooms, each having two single beds or a king, and three twin staterooms each with two single beds, all side by side. All staterooms have climate controls, TV’s and private bathrooms.
The Cayman Aggressor IV sleeps 20 guests in privacy and comfort. She features a roomy, air conditioned salon and dining area, sun deck complete with a hot tub, lounge and deck chairs, an outdoor sound system, shaded cocktail deck, grill, and a photo editing computer for guests to use. Diving amenities include camera table with low-pressure air hoses, and two hot, freshwater showers. The Cayman Aggressor IV staterooms each have a safe aboard to store valuables such as passports, cash, credit cards or anything else you would like to store.
There is a variety of nightly entertainment, including diving, fish identification presentations, movies, games and more. If you have a favorite movie or digital presentation to share, we encourage you to bring it along. The staff especially loves new releases of movies, recent magazines and books. A small library of books for exchange is maintained onboard as well as fish identification books for reference.
The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please be sure these are noted when completing the GIS. You will awaken to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches feature hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are chef prepared and served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any special needs. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.
The Aggressor’s beverage selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, we suggest you bring your special brand. Drinking and diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you become a sunbather until the next day.
There is no satellite phone or internet service onboard; only cell, a sat messenger (for emergencies) and a single side band. Cell service is available most of the time when moored. It is possible your cell phone/email will work depending on your service provider; however, we suggest you check with your provider prior to traveling.
Built and maintained to the specifications of the local regulatory agencies and the regulations of the country of the flag.
Length: 110 ft.
What is included
VAT, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.
Average of up to 27 dives on 7 night charters (multiple day dives and a night dive each evening). All dives are from the boat.
What is not included
Airfare to the Caymans not included*
Fuel Surcharge ($150 USD per person per trip), Port Fees ($95 USD per person per trip).***
* Mandy can arrange and book all your pre and post cruise travel requirements.
** Travel insurance is highly recommended. Mandy can provide insurance options.
*** These fees will be collected at the end of the week and can be paid by Visa, MC, or cash (USD or Cayman Islands currency). Travelers' checks are not accepted. All fees are paid onboard at the end of the charter.
Boarding: Saturday 4.00 p.m.
Check out: Saturday 8 a.m.
Port: Georgetown, Grand Cayman
3mm wetsuit recommended
Water temperature range from 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C.
Q - How do we book this?
A - Please get in touch with Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q - Can you book everything we need for this trip?
A - Yes, we can book airfares, accommodation and anything else you may want to do before and after your dive trip.
Q - Is insurance necessary?
A - Yes, we highly recommend you get insurance.
Q - What insurance options are available?
A - We can provide you with a policy that will cover you if you are sick and can’t travel at the time of the cruise, this will give you back 100% of your monies paid with medical certificate from Doctor, there are also other conditions that this policy pays on. A Policy will be provided with all the conditions for you. Your age and the cost of your cabin determines this cost.
Cancel for Any Reason Insurance is also possible, but this insurance must be purchased at time of deposit. It will cover you at 80% of the money you have paid out, but it will allow you to cancel for Any Reason. Your age and the cost of your cabin determines this cost. This is more slightly expensive that the medical insurance coverage above.
Q - I haven't done a dive liveaboard before, what can I expect?
A - You can read all about a typical dive liveaboard here where we talk about our Northern Red Sea liveaboard adventure.