My Top Dive Site: Sand Chute, Grand Cayman
by Bill McManus
(Memphis, TN, USA)
Imagine a ski slope with freshly fallen powder. The slope is steep - perhaps 45-degrees. Bordering both sides of the slope aren't trees however, but coral ridges!
The top of the slope is at 60 feet or so. the bottom, well, it just keeps going! This is but one of the fantastic views of the best site I've dove.
Others: Two of the anchors from the nearby Kittiwake, impressive sights by themselves - contrasting with the white sand "above" the chute; A very impressive wall ridge between 50-100 feet (with a view of much greater depth); A nice reef with all the requisite wildlife to view while getting to or from the chute; Garden eels in the sand, and finally, the near-limitless viz the island is known for.
Thanks for the description of these dive sites in Grand Cayman. They all sound wonderful. I really loved diving in Grand Cayman and can't wait to go back. We've always had great visibility when we dove there, there is really nothing like it.
We've dove and stayed on both sides of the island and they both have something to offer. Our stay on the East End was more of a dedicated dive trip while when we stay on Seven Mile Beach we dive along with other activities. It is a great island for relaxation, beach lounging and of, course, diving.
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Top Dives.
Want to stay down longer and improve your buoyancy control and other diving skills? Our free report "Increase Your Bottom Time" along with our practical, weekly actionable tips will have you looking like a seasoned diver in no time. So come join us and see improvement on your very next dive!
(Click on the photo to join us now!)
Oct 24, 21 03:06 PM
Looking to buy a scuba bcd or just want more information about them? Our buyers guide to buoyancy compensators explains what to look for in a bc.
Oct 22, 21 10:52 AM
Defogging tips for your scuba dive mask to make sure you have a clear dive. You'll also find care and maintenance tips to keep that mask in good shape.
Oct 20, 21 08:54 AM
Want to make that dive tank last longer? Here are some air scuba diving tips to help you save air and reduce consumption. Increase your bottom time now.
Oct 18, 21 09:36 AM
Be prepared for the cost of scuba diving. We will tell you how much that certification costs, the price of dive equipment and the price of recreational diving
Sep 26, 21 08:37 AM
As we, hopefully, get back to scuba diving it never hurts to have a safety refresher. One thing a diver never wants to get is the bends. Knock on wood, I have never gotten it and have never seen someo…