Cayman’s dive business fights to remain afloat

Cayman’s dive industry fights to stay afloat

In Cayman’s dive industry, where the vast majority of customers are tourists, operators now are depending on local residents for business and trying to keep their heads above water until the borders reopen.

A number of dive operators who spoke with the Cayman Compass this month say they were seeing about 5% of the business they normally would at this time of year.

Furloughs, weekday shutdowns, shorter opening hours and cost-cutting are all part of the norm now for dive companies.

Even when…