Bloody Bay Marine Park Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Little Cayman.

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Of the northshore of Little Cayman Island, the snorkelling at Bloody Bay Marine Park is known for its coral cliff, Three Fathom Wall. At this coral cliff about 900 feet offshore, snorkelers approach in 18 foot deep water and then look over Three Fathom Wall down 1,000 feet.

The Bloody Bay Marine Reserve covers one-third of the north shore of Little Cayman. There are several popular snorkeling dive sites spread across the reserve. From west to east, the most popular sites are Lea Lea’s Lookout, Three Fathoms Wall, Sarahs Set, Bus Top, Cumbers Cave, Jackson Reef, Eagle Ray Roundup, The Meadows, Mike Mountain, and Nancy Cup Of Tea. While snorkelling around Bloody Bay, there are numerous varieties of sponges and corals to observe. You might even spot eagle rays, parrotfish, barracuda, grouper, hawksbill turtles and moray eels.

Little Cayman Island is located about 60 miles to the northeast of Grand Cayman Island, and it is about 5 miles to the west of Cayman Brac Island. After a long day of snorkeling at Bloody Bay Marine Park, you might want to grab a cool, refreshing drink at the Hungry Iguana on Little Cayman Island.

To reach the snorkeling on Little Cayman Island by air, you will fly into the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM) on Grand Cayman Island. Then, transfer to the inter-island airline to head to Edward Bodden Airfield (LYB) on Little Cayman Island. When departing the Cayman Islands, there is a departure tax of $37.50USD. This tax may be included in the airline ticket, but you will want to verify in advance.

The Bloody Bay Marine Park snorkeling is located northeast of South Town and the airport on the northshore.

Overall, Bloody Bay Marine Park is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 8 snorkeling dives in Little Cayman.


Local Contact(s):  Cayman Islands Tourism (345) 949-0623; Reef Divers (345) 948-1033

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Cayman Islands" from Lonely Planet

Recommended Map:  "Little Cayman Dive Map" from Art To Media

Best Season:  Dec. - May

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Little Cayman Cottage; Southern Cross Club (345) 948-1099; Pirates Point Resort (345) 948-1010.

Luxury Loding:  Little Cayman Beach Resort (345) 948-1033; The Club At Little Cayman

Breakfast Restaurant:  Hungry Iguana Restaurant; Beach Bum

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Article Source:   Best Bloody Bay Marine Park Snorkeling Review

GPS:  19.687728, -80.072565

Date Published:  12/8/2013

Date Updated:  11/15/2016

ID:  22951

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