Top Ten Caribbean Classic Adventures

Grand Caymans: Swim with Rays
By Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Yep, it's touristy, and you can be overrun by wanna-bes who don't know a snorkel from a snapper, but Stingray City on Grand Cayman is a Caribbean must. Local fishermen once cleaned their catch here, and over time the open-water site became a veritable diner for large Atlantic southern stingrays. It's located on and around a sandbar in the North Sound, between West Bay and Rum Point. Through the years, these creatures have become accustomed to being handled by participants in daily snorkeling excursions. Divers can head to a 12-foot-deep portion; snorkelers make their stop at the Sandbar, just three feet deep. In addition to the stingrays and an array of reef fish, you'll also see an occasional sea turtle or moray.

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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