Devil's Grotto

Cayman Islands, Caribbean
map
Entry Map
directions
Directions
photos
Photos
Difficulty
Not ranked yet
Viz (last reported 36771h ago)
Max Depth
40ft (unconfirmed)

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Devil's Grotto

Off Eden Rock Reef off South Church Street
5
4
3
2
1
4.8
(15)
Mauidiver2112
Mauidiver2112
Aug 14, 2017, 12:00 AM
scuba
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.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
H. Horwitz
H. Horwitz
Feb 23, 2016, 12:00 AM
scuba
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.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Brad Stan
Brad Stan
Apr 2, 2014, 12:00 AM
scuba
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.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Anonymous
Anonymous
Dec 14, 2010, 12:00 AM
scuba
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.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Justin in Cayman
Justin in Cayman
Jul 15, 2010, 12:00 AM
scuba
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.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Anonymous
Anonymous
Jun 5, 2010, 12:00 AM
scuba
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Gary Ebner
Gary Ebner
Aug 23, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
By far one of if not the best shore diving experiences I have ever had. Easy ladder entry. Fantastic visibility.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Jason NYC
Jason NYC
May 22, 2006, 12:00 AM
scuba
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."
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Anonymous
Anonymous
May 8, 2006, 12:00 AM
scuba
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!
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Stuart Freeman
Stuart Freeman
Dec 3, 2005, 12:00 AM
scuba
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.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Anonymous
Anonymous
Mar 14, 2005, 12:00 AM
scuba
Nice!
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Jan
Jan
Dec 30, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
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.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Pat
Pat
Jul 15, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
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.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Brett LeFever
Brett LeFever
Jul 2, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
My favorite spot ever! There are tons of swim throughs and the visibility is great year around!
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Brett LeFever
Brett LeFever
Jul 2, 2003, 12:00 AM
scuba
My favorite spot ever! There are tons of swim throughs and the visibility is great year around!
Originally posted on shorediving.com