Red Sail Sports, Grand Cayman has many locations throughout the island, including Tortuga Divers, East End.

With many activities to choose from including diving in Cayman’s walls, playing with the rays at Stingray City, and Waverunner snorkel safari, here are some frequently asked questions from our past guests.

Should I make reservations in advance?

In order to guarantee spots on our dive boats, it is best to book prior to leaving for your trip. Just like hotels and airlines, spaces are limited and can sell out. Send us an email on [email protected] for info on our prebooked dive packages.

How far in advance should I make reservations?

There is no set time limit to book. The earlier you book, the better your chances are of availability.

Do you require a deposit for advanced diving reservations?

We require full payment for all our activities at time of booking.

Do I need to give exact dates I want to dive, or can that be set up when I get there?

It is best to set your full dive itinerary in advance because it is based upon availability. If you’ve purchased a dive package then you must select your dive dates in advance of arrival.

Which Certification cards does Tortuga Divers accept?

All certified divers are required to present a Certification card. Tortuga Divers accepts the following certification cards, among others: PADI, NAUI, YMCA, NASDS, IDEA, PDIC, SSI, HSA. If your certification agency is not listed above please contact us.

What equipment can I rent from Tortuga Divers?

Just about everything you may need. Tanks, weights, and weight belts are included in the cost of the boat dive; all other gear is available for rent from our dive shops. This includes Aqualung Titan Regulators, Aqualung Wave BCDs, Suunto Zoop computers, masks, fins, snorkels, and 3mm wetsuit (shorties). Flashlights are provided for night dives.

Should I bring my own equipment or rent it from you?

That is up to your discretion. Tanks, weights, and weight belt are provided on every dive at no extra charge and all other equipment can be rented at an additional cost. All of our equipment is inspected every three months and given a full service once a year. We have top-quality Aqualung equipment. If you bring your own equipment, we have locker facilities for you to store it.

What is the average water temperature?

The water temperature averages 80-82 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 78-80 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, making diving without a wet suit comfortable for most people.

Are dive lockers available?

Yes, individual lockers are available free of charge. Rinse facilities are also provided on the dock.

What type of tanks do you use?

Aluminum 80 cubic foot tanks with yoke valves are used on the dive boats. Din regulators will require an adapter. We also have a limited supply of 63 cubic foot tanks, so if you would prefer a smaller tank just let us know!

Can we rent Nitrox tanks?

Yes, Nitrox tanks are available for Nitrox certified divers for an additional cost. Please inform the dive shop in advance if you would like to have Nitrox tanks available.

Can snorkelers go on the dive boats with the divers?

Generally no, we do not take snorkel passengers on our dive boats except at the captain’s discretion. However, we do offer our popular East End Snorkel trip, a one stop reef snorkel.

Are there refreshments on the boats?

Yes, we provide fresh water and oranges on all of the dive boats. Additionally, an ice chest is provided to store any snacks you may choose to bring.

I am not a certified diver but would like to dive with Tortuga Divers. What are my options?

There are several ways you can dive with Tortuga Divers: First is the full certification course. The PADI certification takes four days to complete at about 5-6 hours per day. This includes theory and pool sessions as well as all the equipment you will need to become certified. Second, if you choose to take your classes and pool session in your hometown, you can then complete your open water dives in Grand Cayman. PADI / NAUI / SSI / HSA / IDEA / PDIC / NASDS* Open Water Referrals includes all equipment, consists of 4 dives, and takes 2 days. * Please call first to ensure that certification by a particular agency is available at the location you plan to dive. Lastly, if you decide that you don’t have enough time or want to test the waters before becoming certified, we do offer a Resort Course for non-certified divers which includes instruction, all equipment, pool session, and 1 tank boat dive. Children must be at least 10 years to be certified or to do the resort course.

I haven't been diving in a long time - is there a Refresher Course that I can take?

Yes, in fact Tortuga Divers policy is as follows: Last dive was over 1 year ago, refresher course recommended. Last dive was 2-6 years ago, Tortuga Divers Refresher Course required. Last dive was 7-9 years ago, Full PADI Scuba Tune-Up required. Last dive was over 10 years ago, please contact dive shop for assessment prior to booking your dives. If you have any further questions about our refresher course policy then please call 877-506-6368 and our representatives will be happy to assist.

Do all the training courses include equipment?

Yes, all courses at Tortuga Divers include required equipment.

I will be vacationing with my children and plan to go diving with Tortuga Divers. Can you suggest any activities for my children to do while I go diving?

Children interested in snorkeling may enjoy our SASY activities.

I'll be taking a cruise which docks for only a day. Will I have enough time to dive with Tortuga Divers? Also, do you provide transportation to and from the port?

No. Tortuga Divers is located on the far end of the island. It is approximately a one hour drive from the cruise ship dock. Diving may be arranged through Red Sail Sports and we would be happy to provide assistance.

I won't be staying at any of your host hotels - may I still rent your watersport toys and book your catamaran or diving activities?

Yes! Any and all visitors to Grand Cayman are invited to partake in our watersport activities.