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MyDogKyle Oct 23rd, 2006 11:19 AM

favorite snorkeling spots on Grand Cayman?
 
For anyone who likes to snorkel (but doesn't dive) -- other than Stingray City, where are your favorite snorkel sites on Grand Cayman?

poss Oct 23rd, 2006 01:43 PM

Sting Ray City not at all good for snorkeling. Certainly an unusual place, with all the "tame" rays in such abundance-- but not really good snorkeling.
Best snorkeling is the Iron Shore (Eden Rocks) close to town and the "cemetery" out on the far end of 7-mile beach. Haven't been to Cayman in a while, so don't know what the reefs are like these days.

TnTWalter Oct 23rd, 2006 01:54 PM

We spent a day snorkeling...besides Eden Rock and Cemetary Cove already mentioned...
We enjoyed the spot right by Lobster Pot lots of those big fish that look like barracuda but aren't [thankfully]...and Cheeseburger Reef was great. That was like being in a fish bowl. There's a fast food restaurant there..can't remember the name of it now. We also hit Smith's cove. That was nice because it was a secluded public beach not the best snorkeling though. There was one family there when we were there and then as we were leaving a huge cruise ship tour bus was approaching. We also went to Rum Point to hang out. I was too tuckered to snorkel but you could walk out pretty far [shallow] and see sting rays swimming by your feet.
Trish

christiegr Oct 24th, 2006 04:47 AM

We enjoyed the beach in front of Discovery Point on West Bay,Smith's Cove,and Eden Rock..also our Stingray City tour!:)

Christie

EJC Oct 24th, 2006 08:57 AM

If you are staying on the 7Mile beach side of GC, there's a great spot near the access spot at the "governor's house";next to the Westin.If you swim out about 75-100 yards, there's great snorkeling.This section of 7MB is my favorite, b/c everything is nearby. The Westin is to the left and Holiday Inn is to the right.Across the street, there's great restaurant w/ resonable prices called EATS.(there's a statue of Elvis outside) The HI has a bar and restaurant right on the beach, w/ jet skis etc.ENJOY

MyDogKyle Oct 25th, 2006 10:46 AM

Thanks, everyone!


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