Some of the world's most spectacular unspoiled coral reefs and walls can be explored in the waters off The Reef and the East End of Grand Cayman, so its no wonder this is a popular place for divers and snorkelers. Vibrant tropical fish, crystal-clear 80 degree water and spectacular coral reefs are easily accessible from the shores around Grand Cayman Island.
From friendly sharks to Cayman's famous rays - here are some critters you are likely to see in our Caribbean waters.
Caribbean Reef Sharks are not often seen in Cayman's waters, however they can occasionally be seen at The Maze.
The Cayman Islands were originally called Las Tortugas by founder Columbus in 1503, the reason being there were turtles everywhere he looked! Turtles are a common sight in Cayman's waters, especially at Turtle Pass.
Grand Cayman is famous for its Stingray City dive, a unique dive site where divers can interact with the local Southern Stingrays. An incredible experience, a must for any diver!
Eagle rays can also be seen in Cayman's waters, although not nearly as often as its cousin. Spotted Eagle Rays have been sighted at the North Wall.
Green moray eels can grow up to 6-8 feet in length. A sit and wait predator, Green morays are abundant in Cayman's reefs and can often be spotted hiding in crevices.
Another giant in Cayman's warm waters, the great baraccuda can be found in lots of diove sites throughout Grand Cayman.
Known as the Silver King, Tarpon can most commonly be found at the Chub Hole in East End.
Snapper Hole one of the most famous swim through sites in the Caribbean is home to, you've guessed it hundreds of snapper.
Nurse sharks are another common site in Cayman's clear waters, often found hanging out with mates under rocks.
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