Halfmoon Bay Snorkeling

The 6th most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Cayman.

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East of Georgetown and Bodden Town, the snorkelling at Halfmoon Bay is known for good shallows and a protective outer reef. This semi-circular bay has easy shore access. The Halfmoon Bay snorkelling site is shallow and protected but is not really known for coral formations, but is popular for its eels, crabs and shrimp.

After a long day of snorkeling at Halfmoon Bay, 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). There are regular flights from Houston, Dallas and Miami. 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 Halfmoon Bay snorkeling dive site is located on the southeast side of the eastern half of Grand Cayman. It is located just to the west of the East End Diving Lodge.

Overall, Halfmoon Bay is the 6th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 25 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman.


Local Contact(s):  Cayman Islands Tourism (345) 949-0623; Cayman Turtle Divers (345) 938-0184; Ambassador Divers (345) 949-8839; Bob Soto Reef Divers (345) 949-2022

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Cayman Islands" from Lonely Planet

Recommended Map:  "Cayman Islands Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Dec. - May

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Sunset House (800) 854-4767; Cayman Diving Lodge (345) 947-7555; Eldemires Tropical Island Inn

Luxury Loding:  Westin Casuarina Resort (345) 945-3800; Margaritaville Beach Resort; Marriott Resort

Reference Source:  click here http://www.caymanislands.ky/activities/snorkelling.aspx

Article Source:   Best Halfmoon Bay Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=23421

GPS:  19.300896, -81.172872

Date Published:  4/4/2013

Date Updated:  1/28/2018

ID:  23421

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