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Welcome to this month's eBuddy newsletter. For absolute beginners or seasoned dive-masters, the Cayman Islands are the perfect dive destination, ensuring exhilaration at every stroke. We invite you to dive in and enjoy!
 
 
DIVE BY DAY AND EXPERIENCE TROP ROCK'S SUNNY JIM AT NIGHT
 
Sunny Jim
 
CALLING ALL TROPICAL ROCK FANS NEAR AND FAR THIS DECEMBER 8-12 ON CAYMAN BRAC... Want to jam under the sun (and stars) to the popular island vibes of Sunny Jim? Then let Cayman Airways take you there with travel packages that allow you to relax and rock out. Packages include roundtrip airfare via Grand Cayman and a four-night stay with one of our participating hotel partners.* So what are you waiting for? Catch the rhythm and groove to sweet sounds (and sweeter deals) on Cayman Brac with Sunny Jim!
 
To book, please visit www.caymanexpress.com or call 800.247.9900
 
 
KITTIWAKE ANNIVERSARY
 
Kittiwake Diving
Photo: Lawson Wood
 
Nearly a year ago on January 5, 2011, the Cayman Islands scuttled the Kittiwake, an ex-submarine rescue vessel, just off Seven Mile Beach to create an artificial reef. Since then, the Kittiwake has proven to be a popular snorkel and dive spot. Even the marine life has been moving in! Come January 2012, the dive community will mark the first anniversary of the Kittiwake. It will be a great time for a dive adventure to the Kittiwake or to any of the other incredible dive sites around Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. It's time to start planning your dive adventure getaway!
 
Learn more about the Kittiwake at www.kittiwakecayman.com
 
 
DASHING THRU THE SAND - A CHRISTMAS TRADITION
 
Seven Mile Beach
 
It's time to gear up for the annual 'Dashing Thru the Sand' run/walk that takes place on December 26.
This is a 1.5-mile event that courses along pristine Seven Mile on Grand Cayman. With soft, white sand underfoot, an unrestricted view of turquoise waters and soft, cooling breezes, there's probably no better place to run/walk off your holiday indulgences.

Race Day Registration takes place under the Hyatt Bridge at 6:30 to 7:15 am.

The starting point for the event is on beach near Hemingway's Restaurant, with the finish line (and breakfast, prizes and surprises) on the beach at Tiki Beach.
 
 
DIVE SITE OF THE MONTH - BONNIE'S ARCH
 
Bonnies Arch
 
Bonnie's Arch is Cayman's Arc de Triomphe, a majestic entrance leading divers into a metropolis rich in marine culture. Located on coral columns and obelisks, basket sponge stadiums and gorgonian trees form the landscape of this city populated by trumpetfish, hogfish, grunts, French angels, blue tangs and tarpon.
 
Location: Grand Cayman, Westside
Latitude: 19' 22.20 N
Longitude: 81' 25.16 W
Type: Reef
Mooring Code: 2.0 W
Depth Pin - 45
            Min - 40
            Max - 70
Snorkelling: Yes
Shore Access: Yes
 
 
EAT, DRINK AND DIVE
 
Ship Diving
 
JAN 3 - FEB 11, 2012. Kick off the New Year with Culinary Month in Grand Cayman! Now you can enjoy fantastic FOOD, great WINE and awesome diving (WATER). With more than 100 restaurants participating, 11 with Wine Spectator awards and many renowned "celebrity" chefs, you'll enjoy not only an all-inclusive meal plan at Cobalt Coast but also receive a $100 gift voucher to enjoy at one of our many restaurants.
 
Weekly culinary events are being hosted, including the Taste of Cayman, the island's most popular festival celebrating restaurants, local artisan products such as Cayman Sea Salt and Seven Fathoms Rum that are unique and different. Plus you'll partake in a Lion fish cull & tasting event combining an environmental message with local seafood cuisine and sustainable fishing practices. Last but not least, explore the Kittiwake including a weekly treasure hunt with great prizes!
 
The Food, Wine & Water package includes:
  • 6 days of 2-tank boat dives
  • Unlimited shore diving at Divetech's 2 shore diving locations
  • 1-tank dive on the ex-USS Kittiwake go on a treasure hunt to qualify for great prizes!
  • 1-tank Lionfish Cull + Lionfish with dinner served as part of the meal plan
  • Free use of dive computer for longer bottom time
  • 7 nights ocean suite, room tax and service charge (1 free night included!)
  • Full meal plan including gratuities
  • $100 per room voucher for a dinner off-site
  • Premium Drink package*
  • Round-trip airport transfers
Packages start at $2,399 per diver; $1,765 per non-diver. To book
Call 1 888 946 5656, email info@cobaltcoast.com or visit www.cobaltcoast.com.
 
 
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