Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Sister Islands

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Randy's Gazebo

#1 - Randy's Gazebo

Cayman Islands, Caribbean

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The walk out towards Randy's is quite easy, but when you get to about 4'-5' of depth you will encounter scattered coral heads which come very close to the surface. It is an easy matter to walk around these--when you can see them. But if the waves are big and breaking inshore, the water may be too foamy to spot the coral heads. If that's the case, I think it might be best to save this one for a calmer day. Once you get past those coral heads there are no further obstacles, but it would not be a pleasant experience to get slammed into one of those coral heads by a breaking wave or strong surge. As you swim towards the mooring ball at Randy's you will come up on a large canyon in the wall. Following is my best freehand attempt at a plan view of this site: The base of the mooring line is near the bottom center of this drawing, You will probably want to start your exploration of this site by descending at the base of the canyon at the lower left above. If you want, you may go down the chimney I have labeled. The entrance is quite obvious, and the chimney is plenty wide enough to accommodate the largest diver. The top starts at about 40', and this vertical chimney will let you out at around 80. There is a slight bend on the way down, so if you go head first you will need to position yourself on the way down so that you can bend at the waste to go around the bend. Try it…it's fun! When you reach the bottom of the canyon, head northeast along the wall and go out towards the deep blue. This is not a completely sheer wall, but it is quite steep--perhaps averaging a 70 degree slope, or more. I like to fallow the wall at between 80' and 100' as I head east on the wall towards the gazebo. Finally you will look up and see the gazebo sitting out from the wall on a huge coral pedestal. The gazebo is a large coral archway facing NW/SE. The base is at about 70', and the opening through the archway is perhaps 8-'10'. I like to stay down below the gazebo as I explore around the base of the pedestal, then come up the canyon behind it until I am at about 70'/ The view in front of you is surely one of the most picturesque sights on Little Cayman. The deep blue is framed by the archway of the gazebo, thus making this an ideal spot for taking shots of your dive buddy. From the back of the gazebo, you can go through it and check out all the sponges living around the gazebo. Then head back to the southwest at about 60'. Very shortly you will see a big ledge above you at about 50'. Go up on top of that ledge and check out the masses of schooling fish there. There are always large numbers of French Grunts, Schoolmasters, Yellow Goatfish, Mahogany Snapper, etc. They are totally used to divers swimming in their midst, so they are unlikely to scatter as you fly in. Continuing on into the canyon where you entered earlier, look up on your left, about 20' before the entrance to the chimney. From below you might not notice that behind those big rocks you see there is a long, narrow cavern which leads back to a nice little swim-through. Go to the far western end of that cavern and scoot over the rocks, then turn back to the east and follow your way under the ledge. The swim-through is easy to navigate, and it leads to a vertical opening in the hardpan at around 30'. After you come up this opening, look back at the hardpan over the swim-through and the ledge you just traversed and note all the Champaign-like bubbles coming through the small fissures in the coral. The area on the surface of the hardpan is just as exciting to interesting to explore as the wall was earlier. This is aquarium diving, with an abundance of both juvenile and adult reef fish. When it's time to head back to shore, go on the reciprocal course of 150deg. It's not a difficult swim by any means, and I often have to stop when I get to 10' to let the 3 minute stop that started at 20' time out. When you do poke your head up, it still looks like a long way to the shore, but you will be walking most of that distance. While it is possible to reach Randy's Gazebo from the entry at Bloody Bay Dive Resort (see Great Wall West/Great Wall East/Ringer's Wall), it is a very long swim from there which is normally against the current. Instead, there is a much nicer access point which is slightly upstream from Randy's Gazebo. Starting at the intersection of North Coast Road and Spot Bay Road (at the "pizza man's house"), go east for 0.9 miles. At 0.6 miles you should reach the drive to Bloody Bay Dive Resort. A few hundred feet after that there is another drive off towards shore--one which I don't think leads to a particularly good entry point. The drive you want is that next one. Another way of describing this drive is that it is the first one you will reach proceeding west after going around the bend in front of the blue roof house by Mixing Bowl. This is a long, narrow drive which is quite close to sea grapes on the west side of the drive. The ground is firm until you get very close to the water line, but there is no room to turn around on this drive. Thus you will have to back out after you drive in. When you get near the waterline, take a look at the two mooring balls you see out in front of you. The large mooring ball to your left, on a heading of about 330deg, is Randy's Gazebo. The ball off to your right, at about 020deg, is Donna's Delight. Then the next ball to the east from Donna's Delight is Marilyn's Cut. All three sites can be accessed from this entry point.
Marilyn's Cut

#2 - Marilyn's Cut

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Wall and Coral Heads. I can recommend the Southern Cross Club. Bloody Bay Marine Park, North Side. This is the end of Jerry's territory. Boat is best.
Cumber's Caves

#3 - Cumber's Caves

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Cumber's Caves is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cayman, Little Cayman which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Sand Castles

#4 - Sand Castles

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Wall and Coral Fingers reaching towards the wall with sea life including Turtles, Shark and Ray. North Side of the Island Bloody Bay Access available from the boats of the few Dive Centres on the Island. I can recommend Southern Cross Club.
Joys Joy

#5 - Joys Joy

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Wall and Coral Heads in sand. Turtles, Ray, Spotted Drum Fish, Shark, and numerous other Marine Biology. Bloody Bay Marine Park, North Side. End of Bloody Bay Wall. Boat is best.
Jig Saw

#6 - Jig Saw

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Wall and atop the wall some great Coral Fingers to swim around. Bloody Bay Marine Park, North Side. Jig Saw is also known as Jigsaw Puzzle.
Soto Trader Wreck

#7 - Soto Trader Wreck

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Soto Trader was sunk by a combination Alcohol in April 1975, Incompetence, Smoking and Explosive Elements, unfortunately 2 people died. Vessel size: 120 foot long by 30 foot wide. South Side. Boat is best.
Mike's Mountain

#8 - Mike's Mountain

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Mike's Mountain is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cayman, Little Cayman which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Coconut Walk

#9 - Coconut Walk

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Coconut Walk is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cayman, Little Cayman which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Great Wall West

#10 - Great Wall West

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Great Wall West is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cayman, Little Cayman which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Bus Stop

#11 - Bus Stop

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Bus Stop is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cayman, Little Cayman which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Patty's Place

#12 - Patty's Place

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Patty's Place is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cayman, Little Cayman which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Donna's Delight

#13 - Donna's Delight

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Donna's Delight is also known as Black Coral Forest.
Eagle Ray Roundup

#14 - Eagle Ray Roundup

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Eagle Ray Roundup is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cayman, Little Cayman which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Nancy's Cup of Tea

#15 - Nancy's Cup of Tea

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Nancy's Cup of Tea is also known as Magic Roundabout.
Jackson's Reef and Wall

#16 - Jackson's Reef and Wall

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Jackson's Reef and Wall is also known as Jackson's Bight.
Disneyland

#17 - Disneyland

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Disneyland is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Cayman, Little Cayman which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Dynamite Dropoff

#18 - Dynamite Dropoff

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Absolutely gorgeous wall dive! Great swim through to 140 feet reef Sharks Large Barracuda came very close South Side East bot ride from Little Cayman Beach Resort
Ann's Attic

#19 - Ann's Attic

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Spotted Eagle Rays Many fish. Sandy bottom going over wall Easy boat ride from Little Cayman Beach Resort
Lealeas Lookout

#20 - Lealeas Lookout

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Sea Horse Reef Shark Swim through Sponges and many fish Boat access from Little Cayman Beach Resort
Windsock

#21 - Windsock

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Beautiful Coral Heads Hawksbill Turtle very close Many colorful fish Large spotted Eagle Ray Group of 3 small sting rays swimming together South Side of Island Short ride from Little Cayman Beach Resort
Charlies Chimneys

#22 - Charlies Chimneys

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Gorgeous Blue and white Anemone Large Hawksbill turtle at depth came very close (several inches away) very beautiful dive Many fish South Side of Island Short Boat ride from Little Cayman Beach Resort
Dynamite Drop Off

#23 - Dynamite Drop Off

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Absolutely gorgeous wall dive! Swim Through over the wall to 140' Reef Shark Large Barracuda Many fish Boat Acesss from Little Cayman Resort
Mixing Bowl

#24 - Mixing Bowl

Cayman, Little Cayman

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The most interesting geological dive site in the Bloody Bay Marine Park, where two Walls collide, one with a step the other a "free fall" wall! A real mix of a dive site, with all the best of the Marine Biology available on Little Cayman. I can recommend the Southern Cross club dive centre. (Best scored Dive Centre in the Cayman Islands). Turtles, Puffer fish, giant Barracuda Bloody Bay Marine Park, North Side. The meeting point between Bloody Bay and Jackson Bay. By boat is best. Mixing Bowl is also known as Three Fathom Wall.
MV Captain Keith Tibbetts

#25 - MV Captain Keith Tibbetts

Cayman, Cayman Brac

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The MV Captain Keith Tibbetts was sunk in 1996 as an artificial reef. Since then, coral has grown nicely on the wreck. The wreck has since had its back broken by a Winter Nor'Wester storm which has resulted in a nice debris field amidships. It remains an interesting wreck with plenty to see on the outside, plus there's a couple of well-known and reasonably safe penetration opportunities. Fish life is present and is typical for the region, with local DMs often aware of where a resident Scorpionfish or two are residing. The area off the bow of the ship leads out into a deeper sandflat area, and then coral formations at the wall dropoff. This area is not frequented by most divers who come to this mooring, partly because it isn't the wreck proper, but also because the dropoff starts deep, in approximately 110fsw. As with any bluewater dropoff, pelagics can occasionally be spotted in this area. The MV Keith Tibbetts rests on the northern shores of Cayman Brac. It is generally accessible only by boat, but can also be accessed (via a long swim) from the 'Bucaneer' shore access point: take a compass bearing off of one of the mooring balls and expect a moderate longitudinal current (typically east to west, which would be right-to-left on the swim out). By boat, the site is moored (generally two moorings directly on the wreck, one forward and one to stern). The shore landmark to find the moorings is a cut in the ironshore located at the site of the old Bucaneer hotel property. This is easy to spot from a distance offshore because of a 25ft tall rockpile next to the cut. If the rockpile is ever removed, there's also two yellow marker signs that signify the border of the Marine Park located on the shore at the inlet. If you miss the Bucaneer landmark, slightly further to the west is a rock jetty which is the Scott Development dock where they load gravel for export to Grand Cayman (and only occasionally killing the surrounding reef with accidental gravel spills). This jetty might be eventually made into a Cruise Ship dock for the Brac. MV Captain Keith Tibbetts is also known as 356 Russian Destroyer.
The Meadows

#26 - The Meadows

Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

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The Meadows is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Black Hole

#27 - Black Hole

Cayman, Little Cayman

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Fingers of Coral and a Wall South Side of the Island