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Article: Diving in the Caymans

The Cayman Islands are known throughout the world for their superlative scuba diving.

By Lisa Mullins Bishop, Caribbean Edge Staff Writer

Divers can explore a variety of shipwrecks, coral reefs, and walls. One popular shipwreck dive is the Balboa, a Norwegian freighter that sank off the shore near George Town during a 1932 hurricane. Stingray City is an easy 12-foot dive site perfect for snorkeling as well as diving. Here you can swim in crystal clear waters surrounded by dozens of friendly stingrays. Great Wall, off the north side of Grand Cayman, is a spectacular dive site--with coral formations and an abundance of exotic marine life. The Caymans have recently instituted changes to their diving guidelines that promise to add to your diving adventure. Recreational divers can now dive to a new maximum depth limit of 130 feet while technical divers can now dive to the limit of their certification. Qualified buddy teams diving on wall and deep dives can now do so without a guide. There are more than 40 dive operations in the Caymans offering everything from equipment to diving instruction to underwater photography. If you are interested in experiencing the unique underwater environment of the Caymans, please let us know and we can make the appropriate arrangements for a diving adventure that you will long remember.

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