Best places to snorkel in Grand Cayman?

Jan 28th, 2007, 06:02 AM
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Best places to snorkel in Grand Cayman?

Anyone have any suggestions on the best places to go snorkeling in Grand Cayman? My fiance and I will be traveling there in one week! Thanks in advance!!
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Jan 28th, 2007, 09:21 AM
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I think Smith's in Georgetown is where most people go. I like going to a spot that is not advertised. Go to the Governor's House on 7 Mile Beach. There's place for parking, right there. If you swim out about 100 yards, there are alotta pretty cool fish. I love this part of 7MB b/c of it's location. Everything you need is right there. To the right is Holiday Inn and to the left is Westin. Great area to get drinks, food, watersports,etc. Across the street are places to dine or maybe grab a 12-pack of beer.
If you go to Sting Ray City, where you swim w/ sting rays, you can also snorkel, afterwards. It's included in the price.
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Jan 28th, 2007, 10:43 AM
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Take one of the boat tours that goes to both Coral Gardens and the Barrier Reef and then on to Sting Ray City. The best snorkeling of any Island we've done to date.
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Jan 28th, 2007, 11:15 AM
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Eden Rocks-- if you enjoy snorkeling in deep water, over fantastic "canyons" and "tunnels" and such.
"The Cemetery" if you enjoy easy wade-in snorkeling.
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Jan 28th, 2007, 02:27 PM
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Public Beach right before Rum Point. You have to watch for the sign. From the road there is just a small parking lot. Go over the dune to the beach and best snorkeling on the island. You will probably have the beach to yourself.
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Jan 29th, 2007, 08:56 AM
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I loved Eden Rock as well! We saw a lot of pretty fish over there. Rum Point was OK. It's a beautiful place but I did only see a couple fish and a starfish (which was cool), but Eden Rock was definitely better. As was a place called Coral Gardens - it's a place they take you to snorkel on the Sting Ray City excursion. Very fun!
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Jan 29th, 2007, 12:03 PM
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Yea, snorkeling is not great at Rum Point. You have to go along the beach about 5-10 minute walk to get to the excellent snorkeling. The reef is very close to shore - fish like to hang at the reef and coral heads.
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Jan 31st, 2007, 04:34 AM
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Place we enjoyed were:

Eden Rock
Smith's Cove
The beach infront of Discovery Point(where we stayed)

Heard that Cemetary Beach was good but never made it out there as *sealice* gotta hold of me on the way out there.

The beach area right before you get to Rum Point is said to be good also.

Have fun!
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Jan 31st, 2007, 05:36 PM
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Thanks everyone! =)
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Feb 1st, 2007, 09:10 AM
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What are "sealice". We leave in March for GC.
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Feb 1st, 2007, 03:43 PM
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Sealice is something that can get in your swimsuit and itch like crazy...especially if you are wearing a 2 piece swimsuit.

You can buy some stuff to protect you from it....not sure of the name of it..just google it.

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