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Dive Sites

  • Fish Tank
  • McCurley's Wall
  • Northern Lights
  • Omega Reef
  • River of Sands
  • Crusher's Wall
  • Valley of the Dolls
  • Black Rock Reef
  • Turtle Pass
  • Playing Field
  • Fantasyland
  • Ironshore Gardens
  • Chub Hole
  • Anchor Point
  • Grouper Grotto
  • The Maze
  • Babylon
  • Black Rock
  • Snapper Hole
  • Sand Chute
  • Le Mesa
  • Trinity Caves
  • Aquarium Reef
  • Oro Verde
  • Royal Palms Ledge
  • Kittiwake
  • Cheeseburger Reef
  • Balboa
  • Devil's Grotto
  • Eagle Ray Rock
  • Big Tunnel
  • Orange Canyon
  • Bonnie's Arch
  • Sunset Reef
  • Sentinel Rock
  • Round Rock East
  • Eagle Ray Pass
  • Tarpon Alley
  • No Name Wall
  • Gail's Mountain
  • White Stroke Canyon
  • Stingray City
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East End Dives

 

The east end of the island is still relatively untouched by divers and offers pristine sites. With a variety of sites including caves and swim-throughs, coupled with superfluous marine life, the East End offers something special for the adventurous diver looking for something different. Daily boats departing from Morritt's Tortuga explore the 50+ dive sites around the East End, and we aim never to repeat a dive site during your stay!

 

Julie's Wall

 

This is a wonderful wall dive, with the top of the wall at 55ft. It's loaded with black sponge outcroppings and a variety of marine life small and large.

 

Babylon

 

A premier wall dive with the top of the wall at 45ft. There is a large pinnacle just off the wall loaded with sea fans and large tube sponges. You'll want to dive this site more than once as you can't take in all the beauty on one dive. Large anemones and deep red sponges are abundant as well. It's not unusual to catch sight of a large shark, turtle or eagle ray!

 

Black Rock

 

This is a comfortable shallow dive, with the mooring in 30ft of water and the ledge dropping off at 50-55ft. Along the ledge to the west is a swim through if you choose. There are crevices for lobster, grouper, eel and all sorts of critters.

 

Grouper Grotto

 

A shallow 65 ft maximum dive, this site is full of tarpon and jacks, often with eagle rays swimming in formation over the sand. At the reef crest there are numerous caves, tunnels and coral blocks. Large formations of elkhorn coral stand in amongst sea fans and plumes.

 

The Maze

 

This deep dive of up to 100 ft, can be affected by inclement weather but is worth the effort. With many swim-throughs in the fissures and caves, these will lead the diver into semi-darkness and out into the beautiful blue wall. An abundant supply of brain coral, black coral fans and deep-water gorgonian fans just add to this impressive site.

 

Stingray City

 

Promoted by cruise ship TV commercials, dive and adventure magazines, Stingray City has become the world's most famous shallow dive. Here, divers can feed, pet and play with the friendly Southern Stingrays. Divers kneel on the sandy sea floor while tame stingrays swirl around in search of food. As you stroke the smooth undersides of the stingrays, you'll understand why this memorable dive has made Grand Cayman famous.

 

Note: Stingray City dives depart from the Rum Point Dock which is a 25 minute drive from Morritt's Tortuga Club and Resort.

 

North Wall Dives

 

The North Wall boasts spectacular drops-offs and fascinating marine life. It is not uncommon to spot Eagle Rays, Tarpon and Sea Turtles. The exotic marine life clinging to the vertical sides of the wall make diving it a thrill to even the most experienced divers and photographers. North Wall dive boats depart from the Hyatt or Safehaven docks.

 

White Stroke Canyon

 

White Stroke Canyon is a coral wall that almost defies description. The immense formation literally dwarfs the diver and vividly portrays the grandeur of the North Wall drop-offs. Two giant coral ramparts jut outward from the vertical wall. With a gaping chasm of clear blue water in between, it is about 150 feet from one rampart to the other, and the rim of the wall curves sharply inward forming a u-shaped indentation.

 

Brinkley's Wall

 

Brinkley's Wall is a spectacular drop-off close to shore and quite vertical. The top of the wall begins at 35 feet and drops straight away. Underwater visibility in this area can exceed 160'. This site is loaded with tube, brown elephant ear and vase sponges. It's a great spot to find and photograph Cayman's famous blood red sponges. Inshore from the drop-off is a shallow strand of staghorn coral where yellow and gold seahorses are sometimes found.

 

Eagle Ray Pass

 

Eagle Ray Pass is a deep chasm leading to the wall. It's an awesome formation with towering coral heads, coral archways and narrow crevices- filled with magnificent sponges, gorgonian fans and black coral. This magical spot is also a regular gathering place for Spotted Eagle Rays that cruise along the face of the wall. Divers frequently encounter groups of two to six rays in a single formation.

 

Tarpon Alley

 

Tarpon Alley is where more than 100 giant Tarpon school together in a narrow coral canyon near the edge of the drop-off. Divers can swim through the canyon, almost touching the Tarpon that are slowly cruising back and forth. Most of these silvery fish measure three to four feet long, but there are some giants that reach five feet, and weigh approximately 150 pounds.