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Day 7- Our Last Day!

Today is our last day on the Cayman Islands! We went on two more dives today. The first was a location called “Trinity Caves.” The name is slightly misleading however, as they aren’t so much caves as canyons open at the top. Lucy led us through the canyons in a single file line, as they...

Day 6- The Day with wreck dives!

Today we went on 2 wreck dives! The first dive was the wreck of the Kittiwake, an old submarine rescue vessel. It was in service from 1945-1994, and during that time it rescued a grand total of zero submarines. It did however manage to sink one, even if it was a friendly vessel at the dock...

Day 5- The Day with More Reef Dives!

Today we went on 2 more reef dives! The first location was a dive site known as “Little Tunnel.” It was along the reef wall, facing the ocean. It gets its name from a tunnel that runs from the top of the coral shelf down to the side of the wall. I descended with my...

Day 4- The Day About Stingray City!

Today we went on 3 more dives! The 2 tank morning dives were at brand new coral reef sites. The first dive was very deep, with certain areas being up to 100 feet deep! After of course seeing some of the more common fish listed in my previous blogs, some of the highlights of this one...

Day 2- The Day About Coral Reefs!

Today, our group dove at two coral reefs! After a short briefing and boat ride there, we stepped into the water at the first dive site. While there, some of the most common fish I saw were lots of tiny (1-2 inch) narrow fish with blue heads and yellow tails. They didn’t have the markings of bluehead wrasse, so...

Day 3- The Day with Reefs, Turtles, and Night Snorkels!

Today was our busiest day yet! We not only visited 2 dive sites, but also the turtle center and completed a night snorkel. The 2 dive sites were amazing and I saw a few new species in addition to the common ones I saw yesterday. For example, underneath a coral wall overhang, I identified an enormous 2-3 foot gray...

Day 1- The Day About Arriving!

Today we arrived in the Cayman Islands! After arriving at the Cobalt Coast Resort, we took some time to regroup, fill out some paperwork, and settle into our rooms. That last process didn’t take very long, as we were all anxious to get into the water! Today, we started with a small snorkeling expedition off the...