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by Lawson Wood


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The Cayman Islands' vibrant reefs are also something of a success story.

The Cayman Islands' vibrant reefs are also something of a success story. With the Caribbean thought to have lost a staggering 80 percent of its coral in recent years, largely due to the effects of global warming, a 2013 study found Cayman coral health had bounced back to levels not seen since 1999. Babylon, Grand Cayman. The famous Grand Cayman wall runs around the entire island, with dive sites on all four sides. But the most sensational are found along the North Wall.

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Lawson Wood has dived all over the world and knows the Virgin Islands particularly well. An award-winning underwater photographer, he is the author of Dive the Bahamas and Dive the Cayman Islands in the same series

Lawson Wood has dived all over the world and knows the Virgin Islands particularly well. An award-winning underwater photographer, he is the author of Dive the Bahamas and Dive the Cayman Islands in the same series. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Founder of the Marine Conservation Society. Author Nick Hanna has worked for a number of national and international newspapers and magazines and has written close to a dozen guidebooks.

Best time to dive in Cayman Islands. All of the dive sites will show you hundreds of different species of reef fish. Turtles are also commonly found while Scuba diving. The diving is great year round in the Caribbean, something that is promoted with the dive 365 program. However, the Cayman Islands can be impacted by hurricanes primarily between June and November. Some resorts offer Hurricane protection. If a hurricane impacts your vacation, you can return to the resort for free within 18 month for the days that were impacted. The North Wall area is best known for large pelagic.

Lawson Wood is an author and one of the world's leading underwater photographers. There are books that might do a good job of describing a particular site or two, but this book is the most comprehensive I've found. 8 people found this helpful.

The three islands of the Cayman Islands are the exposed top of an underwater mountain. Underwater, the sides of this mountain are quite steep, vertical in some places, within as little as a few hundred metres from shore

The three islands of the Cayman Islands are the exposed top of an underwater mountain. Underwater, the sides of this mountain are quite steep, vertical in some places, within as little as a few hundred metres from shore. In addition to the expected coral reefs, colourful fish, and other underwater creatures, this "wall diving" provides something extraordinary for scuba divers. Scuba diving in the Caymans can be done by boat, or at many dive sites, directly from shore.

Diving the Cayman Islands is a perfect way to see these Caribbean Islands. NORTH WALL, Grand Cayman - Offering some of the best wall diving sites in the world, the North Wall is famous for its sheer vertical drops and beautiful coral structures. Enjoy a blend of beautiful tranquil reefs, clear warm water and dramatic wall dives. See eagle rays, turtles and hundreds of stingrays on the reefs in the Caymans. A diverse array of reef fish, green turtles, nurse sharks and eagle rays are abound here. Be sure to occasionally glance towards the deep, as you might catch a glimpse of the larger pelagic species and maybe even a Hammerhead shark.

Divers get the grand tour of the best marine sites of Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman Island, where they'll discover: The Cayman Turtle Farm, Stingray City, plus Molly the Manta, and other strange-shaped creatures.

Comments: (5)

NiceOne
While I've yet to dive nearly half of the sites in Grand Cayman, I did over 40 dives in Little Cayman, LYB, and covered over 70% of the North sites listed in Wood's text. The description of the reefs range from stellar to adequate, and quite a number are inaccurate. Wood is far more comprehensive in covering all sites than other texts in print, but dive guides have tended to cover limited sites in more detail. Lets use Mr. Wood's LYB review as a sample of the book's quality. Both myself and other independent divers who dove Little Cayman this month were surprised to find Mr. Wood's glowing recommendation for divesites listed as 1-8, on LYB Northeastern end; on the same day we dove the traditional Bloody Bay area, visibility on sites 1-8 were less, and the top of the reef often deeper. The terrain was almost flat, with reef laid roughly as fingers in sand perpendicular to shore ... and while healthy and plentiful of life, were of no comparison to what Mr. Wood's calls the 'well dove' areas of Jackson and Bloody Bay. Both longtime resident Sam McCoy and divemaster Lowell comment that they come here only on request ... and need I say someone is 'pushing' us there through clever writing? As for the well worn areas of Jackson, Bloody Bay, McCoy's Wall and westward, they remain stellar ... and here Wood does not detail a review that does these sites justice. Could Mr. Wood have gotten some tips from a Marine Biologist to reduce human pressures on the best reefs in LYB by directing divers elsewhere? The book is handsome and well written, but the content needs added research. Being most comprehensive, the next edition should benefit from dive maps as common in competitor texts, as maps needn't be large, diagrams will suffice, but it needs accuracy. If Mr. Woods hasn't dove all the sites personally, I'm sure a plethora of divers would gladly volunteer their experiences. Mr. Wood spends a section on the text describing emergency procedures, and ways to travel within the Caymans from the USA and Europe. While helpful, any text is likely to be obsolete as it goes to press, so I would not dwell on these issues for long. It would be most interesting to hear the stories of how the reefs were discovered, the perils of Bob Soto and Sam McCoy's early days, the history of Paul's Anchor, the shark tales of Marilyn's Cut, why Donna was so delighted etc., most of which I asked for from bar talk after a day's diving.
Majin
This was a great book when it came out, or shortly thereafter. I took this book on my trip to Grand Cayman last month, and found the information woefully outdated. With a couple of major hurricanes damaging some sites, and many more dive sites added since this was published, you're better off researching dive sites with Uncle Google.
Bodwyn
I bought this book with the hopes of learning about good snorkeling sites at Grand Cayman. I wanted information so that I could decide what places would be worth our time and would be okay to take our 9 year to (as well as a map of the location). I was quite disappointed. It describes numererous dive sites and gives a "star rating" for snorkeling of these sites. However, it does not really address snorkeling individually. There are several well known snorkel sites that are not even mentioned in this book. Thankfully, I learned about these sites over the internet so that we can enjoy them during our stay. This book did not help me prepare at all. I imagine it is good for those who dive though.
Whitehammer
Lawson has continued with the attention to detail that he began in the 1st Edition with the best guide to dives sites for the Caymans.
Very logical layout... format is easy to read and particularly interesting to follow...
There are books that might do a good job of describing a particular site or two, but this book is the most comprehensive I've found.
Dammy
This book is interesting, but you need to know that is was written before the last Hurricane and not all of the same spots are still there and information about the island has changed.
The Dive Sites of the Cayman Islands (Dive Sites of the Cayman Islands, 1997) download epub
Specialty Travel
Author: Lawson Wood
ISBN: 0844248649
Category: Travel
Subcategory: Specialty Travel
Language: English
Publisher: Passport Books (March 1997)
Pages: 174 pages