Located in Grand Cayman, the snorkeling in West Point is known for four scenic snorkel dive spots. The best West Point snorkeling based on popularity are considered to be Spanish Bay Reef, Lighthouse Reef, Cayman Turtle Centre, and Schoolhouse Reef. For a detailed dive site description and printable snorkel dive map, just select a West Point snorkeling dive below.
North of Georgetown at the northwest point of Grand Cayman, the snorkelling at Lighthouse Reef is popular for coral heads and clear water of an ironshore. The Lighthouse Reef snorkeling spot is located about a half mile south of the Cayman Turtle Centre (aka “Turtle Farm”). The best access for Lighthouse Reef is the small cove located at the DiveTech dive shop. There is a small manmade cove with stairs and a ladder the provides easy entry down the ironshore line. The surf needs to be very calm with little wind to enter and have great clarity. One of the favorite underwater sights off the ironshore here is the Gardian Of The Reef statue.
North of Georgetown and Hell on the North End, the snorkelling at Schoolhouse Reef is good shore-accessed dive over scattered coral gardens. The water depth off this iron-shore is 20 to 50 feet deep. This spot is best on calm surf days with little wind and you'll be treated to very clear waters. In the Cobalt Coast Resort, there is good access from the ladder at the end of the pier.
North of Georgetown at the northwest point of Grand Cayman, the snorkelling at Spanish Bay Reef offers up nice coral heads to explore. There is good access from a boat ramp located just to the west of Conch Point Beach Resort. The water close to the iron shore is about 10 feet but it drops off to almost 100 feet relatively quickly. It is best to snorkel here when the surf and winds are very calm.