North of Georgetown at the northwest point of Grand Cayman, the snorkelling at Turtle Reef is known for its isolation and quite compared to other dive sites on the island. The Turtle Reef snorkelling is located about 1,000 feet north of the Turtle Farm and there is access via a small cove next to the farm. The water depth ranges from 15 feet deep to 40 feet deep. The snorkeling is all within 60 feet of shore since there is a steep wall dropoff at that point. During Turtle Reef snorkeling, you may encounter butterflyfish, tangs, parrotfish and sea turtles among the sponges and sea fans.
After a long day of snorkeling at Turtle Reef, 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 Turtle Reef snorkeling is located north of the Cemetary Reef snorkeling dive site and across the road from the Turtle Farm. There are is shore access to the north of the Turtle Farm at Dive Tech.
Overall, Turtle Reef is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 19 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman.