Cayman Airways

The Cayman Islands are to divers what Aspen is to skiers, and Cayman Airways has been connecting divers to their ultimate destination for nearly four decades.

Today, divers fly direct to Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac on Boeing 300 or 200 jets and within the islands on Cayman Express, offering a daily schedule with convenient connections. Gateway cities to Grand Cayman from the U.S. include Boston, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Miami, Tampa and, during the summer, Orlando. Other Caribbean locales with direct flights to Grand Cayman include Montego

Bay and Kingston, Jamaica, as well as Havana, Cuba. And now, jet service connects Miami and Cayman Brac. Repeat visitors are rewarded when they join the Sir Turtle Awards frequent flyer program, designed for easy accrual, ensuring that members earn rewards faster than almost any other airline's program.

Few divers consider looking beyond Grand Cayman for a total dive vacation. Its well-developed

tourism infrastructure promises a range of accommodations including luxurious resort properties, plenty of shopping and restaurants and world-class diving with sites so plentiful and diverse that it takes several repeat visits to sample most of them.

The two smaller islands, often called "the Sisters," are the place to go when you're looking to leave the crowds behind and each is uniquely significant to divers. Simply put, Little Cayman means walls. Nonstop vertical action can be found on Bloody Bay Wall, whose location within a protected marine park promises lifelong memories of marine life encounters. Cayman Brac is the least developed of all the Caymans — where a pack of iguanas crossing the road is the likely culprit of an afternoon traffic jam.

Cayman Brac is the place to dive the 300-foot Russian frigate Keith Tibbetts, scuttled in 1996 to form an artificial reef. Casual resorts with professional dive operations cater to divers on both of the sister islands.

The Caymans are a year-round dive destination suited to every kind of diver and traveler. Cayman Airways' track record demonstrates that you can count on them to get you to the islands quickly, conveniently, affordably, politely and, above all else, safely.

Destinations: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Houston, Chicago, Boston, Kingston, Montego Bay, Havana

Amenities: 3 Boeing 737-200 and 2 Boeing 737-300 jets Contact Information: Toll-free: 1-800-GCAYMAN; tel.: 345-949-2311; website: caymanairways.com

1. Gray angelfish 2. Your pilots to paradise 3. Land, check in to resort, dive 4. Cayman Airways' hubs 5. View of Sandbar's world-famous stingrays 6. Exploring a pristine wall off the original dive mecca of the Cayman Islands

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