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Caribbean Diving

The Cayman Islands have some of the best diving and snorkeling spots in the Caribbean. With more than 40 diving and snorkeling locations dispersed throughout the islands, divers of all levels will find somewhere to dive. Among the more popular diving spots located on Grand Cayman is Stingray City, a diving spot designed for inexperienced divers where they can interact with stingrays in a safe environment. More experienced divers can plunge deep into the waters off Little Cayman to explore its famous Bloody Bay Wall, extending more than 1,000 feet from the sea floor.

Other prime Caribbean diving locations can be found in the waters surrounding the U.S. Virgin Islands. In fact, the Buck Island Reef National Monument, full of exotic species of fish, coral reef, and other sea life, is located off the shores of St. Croix. Inexperienced divers can swim by the designated trails beneath the water and learn more about the marine life of the Caribbean Sea. Among the many draws of diving around the U.S. Virgin Islands are the numerous ship wrecks that can still be explored by divers, including the Rosaomaria and the Northwind. Divers wanting to explore picturesque coral reefs and canyons, including a coral reef wall extending thousands of feet from the seafloor, should dive in Cane Bay.

Divers vacationing on the British Virgin Islands can explore the remains of the HMS Rhone, a boat that sunk near Salt Island during the mid-Nineteenth Century.

Vacationers on Curacao can dive in the Underwater Marine Park, a designed diving area where coral reef, tropical fish, and other sea life are protected. The shores surrounding Curacao are covered in various types of coral reef, including black and orange colored coral. Banda Abao, a section of the islandís southwest coast, is another world famous diving spot.

 

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