On the west end of Cayman Brac in White Bay, the snorkelling at Wind Sock Reef is the most popular beach-accessed snorkel dive on the island. There are spur-and-groove coral gardens that include sea fans, pillar corals and elkhorn coral. At Wind Sock Reef, there is usually good visibility perfect for spotting blue tangs, parrotfish, sergeant majors, trumpetfish, triggerfish and turtles. The snorkeling depth at Wind Sock Reef ranges from 5 to 20 feet deep.
For advanced snorkelers, the wreck of the Russian destroyer, Tibbetts, lies about 600 feet offshore with structures from 12 to 32 feet below the surface.
After a long day of snorkeling at Wind Sock Reef, you might want to grab a cool, refreshing drink at the Tipsy Turtle Pub on Cayman Brac.
To reach the snorkelling at Wind Sock Reef, head west from the airport on North Shore Road (A6) to Promise Lane. Turn right on Promise Lane to the end at White Bay.
To reach the snorkeling on Cayman Brac 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 Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) on Cayman Brac 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 best Cayman Brac snorkeling can be found year-round with typically high-clarity water. There is plentiful marine life with over 500 fish species including sergeant majors, parrotfish, barracuda, horse-eye jacks, moray eels, stingrays, turtles and occasional reef sharks. On Cayman Brac, there are two good dive shops, Dive Tiara Dive Shop and Reef Divers Cayman Brac, that can provide additional leads on snorkeling dive sites, boat tours and snorkel mask sets.
Overall, Wind Sock Reef is the 2nd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 18 snorkeling dives in Cayman Brac.