Just south of Georgetown, the snorkelling at Eden Rock Diving Center is very popular with tourist for its house reef. There are living coral towers and underwater grottos. Eden Rock is a large chunk of limestone that is coated with coralline algae, sponges, sea fans and patches of living coral towers. It is laced with caves and sunlit caverns. Eden Rock snorkelers tend to see stoplight parrotfish, blue parrotfish, damselfish, trumpetfish, sergeant majors, yellowtail snapper, turtles and tarpon. The Eden Rock is located in 5 to 40 foot deep water roughly 200 feet offshore in a shallow zone. The reef extends from about 150 to 250 feet offshore.
Eden Rock can be a crowded place for snorkelling at times. It is very popular with cruiseship tourists. Try snorkeling at Eden Rock on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays for some peace. Use the stairs cut into the ironshore to access the water. It is located at 124 South Church Street off the Eden Rock Diving Center. There is a ladder down into the 5 foot deep water. There are two buoys marking the marine park.
After a long day of snorkeling at Eden Rock, you might want to grab a cool, refreshing drink at Bar Jack, Tiki Beach or the Wreck Bar at Rum Point.
To reach the snorkeling on Grand Cayman Island by air, you will fly into the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM). Once on Grand Cayman Island, the snorkeling dive sites are easily accessed by renting either a scooter or jeep, both of which are common means of transportation on the island. There is also a public bus that covers most regions of the 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 Eden Rock snorkeling dive site is located due west of the Owen Roberts International Airport. It is located north of the Devils Grotto snorkeling dive site. There is a dive shop right in the parking area.
Overall, Eden Rock is the 4th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 19 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman.