The Cayman Islands are easy to get to and their crystal-clear Caribbean waters and abundant, colorful marine life make great settings for all levels of underwater photographers and videographers to practice and perfect their skills.
Clearly Cayman Dive Resorts even kick this up a notch. With our Reef Divers Valet Services and dive style, underwater artists are free to set their own pace in our mostly current-free dive conditions. As long as you remain with your buddy and follow the same dive profile set by the boat’s dive master, you can explore on your own or spend the entire dive at a single location, waiting for that perfect shot.
Reef Divers Photo Center
Little Cayman is already the backdrop for many award-winning photos and videos due to the spectacular nature of the island’s Bloody Bay Marine Park—home of the famous Bloody Bay Wall, with subjects of all kinds.
Beginning in mid-June, divers at Little Cayman Beach Resort will have a new resource with the opening of the Reef Divers Photo Center, which will stock basic photo supplies and common parts, provide camera rentals, offer troubleshooting and repair of guest equipment, plus photo instruction and post-production editing classes.
Tiago Peixoto has been selected as our on-site photo pro. He started doing land photography more than 15 years ago with a film camera and extended his skills to underwater and digital shortly after beginning diving in the early 2000s. Tiago has an MSc in marine ecology and is a certified dive instructor. The photo center is being set up in partnership with Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo, a world leader in underwater imagery.
Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman
Although Cayman Brac Beach Resort and Cobalt Coast Resort on Grand Cayman don’t have dedicated photo centers, dive guests will find endless inspiration for their underwater photography and videography. From great wide-angle subjects such as the Tibbetts (Cayman Brac) and Kittiwake (Grand Cayman) wrecks, to macro photography at sites like La Mesa off Grand Cayman and Buccaneer Reef off the Brac.
All three Cayman Islands also provide great videography opportunities, with an abundance of stingrays and eagle rays to catch as they feed on the bottom or soar past you. And nowhere can you capture more fun videos than on dives at Grand Cayman’s famous Stingray City, guaranteed to keep you laughing the entire dive.
No Better Place
Whichever Clearly Cayman Dive Resort is your favorite, bringing your cameras is a sure way to take home more than just great memories. Each of our resorts has a monthly photo contest where your best pics can win gift certificates that can be used toward your next stay. The best photo of the year from each resort wins a trip for two to the winner’s favorite resort. But you can’t win if you don’t enter. Rules and full details are available here: ClearlyCayman.com/PhotoContest.