Popular west coast Cayman dive sites are easy to reach from shore when you snorkel in Grand Cayman, including these locations just south of George Town:
Coconut Harbour, Sunset House, Seaview Hotel, Parrot's Landing, Watersports Park, Eden Rock Dive Center and the shallows reefs directly off Paradise Reef bar.
On Grand Cayman's west coast just north of George Town:
On Grand Cayman's west coast just north of George Town Rackham's is the best entry point to see the wreck of the Cali. Other good locations include just off the Lobster Pot Dive Centre beneath the Lobster Pot restaurant. Treasure Island Resort has great snorkelling off its beach. Further north include Cemetery Reef in West Bay and Turtle Reef, just north of the Turtle Farm at Northwest Point, are also popular locations.
On Grand Cayman's east coast just past the village of East End:
The shallows off Morritt's Tortuga Club and Resort's lovely beach offer a surprising variety of fish and other marine life.
Cayman Turtle Farm Snorkel Lagoon
Visitors can now enjoy a refreshing, dip in the ever inviting Breaker’s fresh water tidal lagoon and also enjoy The Cayman Turtle Farm's snorkel Lagoon, (a 1.3 million gallon salt-water snorkel lagoon which is at the heart of the park showcasing the beauty of the Cayman marine environment). Hundreds of species of tropical fish thrive in this free-swim area – guaranteeing an up-close view and truly interactive experience.
Guests can enjoy an underwater adventure as they explore an “ancient” shipwreck hidden amongst the coral heads, or peer into the predator tank and come nose-to-nose with sharks and eels through an acrylic glass.
After the underwater experience with multiple displays and winding channels through a simulated reef; guests are free to relax on the white sand beach, by the shoreline of a tropical lagoon.
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Hints & Tips
Apply sunscreen often - burnt calves, bottoms of the feet and backs do not lead to a fun vacation.
Test your equipment in shallow water.
Going far from shore can be fun but you have to get back to shore to tell the best stories.