After we cruised the Western Caribbean, Grand Cayman was additionally a port. We had been capable of do one of many shore dives there. There are literally two shore dives outdoors of downtown Georgetown that had been beneficial to us. For cruise ship passengers, it’s fairly simple to seek out. As soon as the tender boats arrive on the pier we stroll to the suitable and in lower than 5 minutes we arrive at Eden Rocks Dive Centre. Do not be fooled by a brand new competitor they’ve simply earlier than. Eden Rocks Dive Middle is nearer to the dive websites than their new competitor.
Cayman Islands are comparatively costly to dive with a mean of $85 US for a two tank dive journey. Nonetheless, with restricted time, comparable to with cruise ship passengers, we had been capable of get first rate diving for a lot much less. When you deliver all of your gear besides tanks and weights, you’ll be able to lease them for round $10 US. Even renting a whole gear will value a lot lower than a ship journey. Eden Rocks has a patio with lockers within the again and a ladder space the place entry to the water is. The 2 dive websites are known as Eden Rocks and Satan’s Grotto. They are often reached with a brief swim to a lot of completely different buoys marking the areas.
We ended with Satan’s Grotto, which had some good coral formations. The utmost depth was about 14 meters with a water temperature of about 80 levels. Visibility was even higher than what we skilled in Key Largo a number of days earlier. There was a really good giant swimming tunnel and several other smaller ones all through the location. Within the huge tunnel we noticed a giant tarpon. The fish life together with parrotfish, groupers and tangs was wholesome on this shore dive and it’s attention-grabbing to notice that it even exists so near the cruise ships. Different divers stated additionally they noticed some turtles.
Subsequent time we’re in Grand Cayman we wish to do the opposite shore dive website, Eden Rocks, to the suitable of Satan’s Grotto. These websites are perfect for newbie degree divers. My associate was a newly licensed diver and had no points with this shore dive.