25 Oct Practising snorkel in the Grand Cayman
With 40 dive shops distributed all over the island, finding an experienced diver who can coach the children is not a problem. Better yet, this area offers two programs that are perfect for kids: SASY and Bubblemaker. SASY, Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth, is a scuba unit made for kids. Made for snorkeling, six-year-old kids are given some lessons on how to use this unit in a swimming pool before they are taken to the beach or dive boat for a supervised snorkeling experience. Children who are eight to eleven years old can be taught how to use the Bubblemaker. This will allow them to go underwater, reaching a depth of 6 feet.
Adventures for the Family
Grand Cayman snorkeling sites have clear and calm waters that would allow the whole family to have a good view of the diverse marine life below from the surface. After the whole family has taken their Bubblemaker, SASY or snorkeling lessons, they can be taken to the Turtle Farm in West Bay. Although most visitors overlook this Grand Cayman snorkeling site because it is not well-promoted, this spot is worth a look. The children would enjoy viewing the marine life that inhabits this area. Close to the shore, they could view the colorful parrot fish, soft sponges, octopus and seafans that frequent the area near the shore. Of course, swimming amidst sea turtles will make the experience more memorable.
In order to put a touch of history into the trip, taking the family to Georgetown is a great idea. Here, the Wreck of Gamma can be found not far from the shoreline. One can even see it sticking out of the water from the shore. This is an old freighter that crashed against the shoreline and is now crumbling because of corrosion. Children will definitely find the wreck awesome. Because the wreck has become an artificial home for many marine species, they would also enjoy looking at the coral formations in front of the wreck.
With so many unique and wonderful Grand Cayman snorkeling sites to choose from, finding a place that can be enjoyed by the whole family is not difficult.