The term “making waves” is often used in conversation as a way of saying someone is making a significant impression, but in the Cayman Islands, it can be bandied about literally.

When you have a place surrounded by beautiful water as Cayman is, it would be criminal not to get out there and take advantage of it.

Every weekend, locals post pictures on social media of lazy days on a boat at Rum Point, taking the family to Stingray City, or trying to catch some dinner outside the reef. No matter how long you live here, you never tire of jumping into that azure sea.

Despite being labeled one of the top dive destinations in the world, it’s amazing how many residents don’t have their scuba certifications. There is nothing quite like the feeling of diving down and being at one with the marine life, so maybe now is the time to give it a go.

Have you ever joined a jet ski safari here? It is a completely different experience from going up and down Seven Mile Beach. Kitesurfing has become a popular pastime, and thanks to great wind conditions and professional instructors on the island, you could be flying in no time at all.

If you prefer an easier, more leisurely pace, grab your mask, snorkel and fins and head out to one of the many great snorkeling stops just off the coast. Unlike other islands where reefs can be too far to swim to, Cayman boasts spots like Eden Rock, Devil’s Grotto and Cemetery Reef that are easily accessible from shore.

And then, for those who really don’t want to get their feet (or any other part of their body) wet, they can choose a trip on a semi-submersible or submarine. Explore the underwater world in air-conditioned comfort from the best seat in the house.

Time to make some waves!