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Grand Cayman Diving

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Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands, is a tranquil diver's paradise filled with colorful coral reefs and a wide variety of sea life. There are over 200 dive sites and 40 dive operations on the island!

Dive magazines consistently rate Grand Cayman as one of the top 5 diving destinations in the world .This is an island of endless shallow reefs, steep walls and old wrecks to choose from. Stingray City is a must dive, as these gentle giant creatures will feed right from your hands in ten foot, crystal-clear water.

Another good dive is The Maze, a coral topography of chimneys, caves, and deep canyons at the southeastern end of the island. The North Wall, which starts 70 feet down, delivers a fantastic wall dive. From East to West on Grand Cayman, the dive terrain is vivid, and the fish include Nassau groupers, blue tangs, and occasional reef sharks .

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Out of the water, travelers can unwind on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach , with its powder white sand and casuarinas trees. To put even more space between yourselves and the beach chairs of others, head past George Town to Smith's Cove, which has a beautiful area of white sand, plus coral heads and tropical fish right offshore.

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