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Henry Hallam '21

Henry Hallam '21
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Last Day Diving Cayman Islands

Today was our last day out in the Cayman Islands and we dove 2 sites the first called Trinity Caves which was another amazing wall dive that looked out into the blue and a shallow dive called Chain Reef named after the anchor chain that covers the reef. Of the two dives I would have the say...

Diving Kittiwake Shipwreck

Today we dove the shipwreck known as the Kittiwake which is a retired submarine rescue vessel from the U.S. Navy sunk 8 years ago to make an artificial reef. Artificial reefs are manmade objects sunk underwater intentionally or accidentally which creates new habitat for organisms including corals. Reasons for making an artificial reef are to take pressure...

Cayman Turtle Center

Today we visited the famous Cayman Sea Turtle Center where turtles are bred to release into the wild, provide meat for local people, and give tourist the ability to encounter turtles close up. In my opinion after seeing the turtle center and the conditions the animals were kept in, I would have to say I think the...

Diving Cayman Islands Day 4

Today was another fantastic day of diving in the Cayman Islands on two dive sites the first being called Little Tunnels and the second being called Hunt's Chute. The first dive was a deep dive down to the wall looking out into the blue which drops into the abyss with reef fish, big predatory fish, and a...

Day 3 Diving Caymans

Today we did a 2 tank dive trip in the morning and stingray city in the afternoon. The first dive we did at a site called big tunnels was absolutely amazing with coral mountains that dropped down to 4000 ft, and I have to say it was the best dive I've had in my life. However I...

Diving Cayman Islands Day 2

Today we did 2 dives from the boat starting at a deep site known as Bonnie's Arch and then a shallow dive known as schoolhouse. Of the two my favorite had to be Bonnie's Arch with its amazing arch swim through and wide variety of interesting corals and fish. On the dive today at Bonnie's Arch I...

First Day Diving Cayman Islands

Today was the first day diving in Cayman Islands and my breath was taken away at the amazingly healthy ecosystem. I saw big predators such as barracuda and jacks and more rare and endangered animals such as sea turtles and my personal favorite the queen angelfish. Queen angel fish identified by their splendid coloration and forked tails...

First Snorkel In Grand Cayman

Today was our first day in Grand Cayman arriving from the airport and to get used to being in the water our group went out for a shore snorkel. From looking at the reef I could see it was in fairly healthy by noticing the biodiversity of life on the reef and the presence of...