Preston Bay Snorkeling

The 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot in Little Cayman.

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On the southwest side of Little Cayman, the snorkelling in Preston Bay is good for beginner snorkelers. Preston Bay has sand flats with dense marine life in about six feet of water. At this shore-accessed snorkeling site, the water visibility while snorkelling Preston Bay is roughly 30 to 50 feet of water. During a Preston Bay snorkeling dive, you may encounter bonefish, silversides, jacks and conchs.

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 Preston Bay, 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 Preston Bay snorkeling dive site is located southwest of South Town and the airport.

Overall, Preston Bay is the 2nd 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:  Easy

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 Preston Bay Snorkeling Review

GPS:  19.658006, -80.101511

Date Published:  12/5/2013

Date Updated:  11/15/2016

ID:  23411

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