Owen Island Snorkeling

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

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East of South Town and the airport, the snorkelling at Owen Island offers sand flats and isolated coral heads to explore. Located in the South Hole Lagoon, this snorkeling site is accessible by both shore and boat. During Owen Island snorkeling, you may encounter conchs, silversides, bonefish, and jacks.

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 Owen Island, 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.

Overall, Owen Island is the 6th 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

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

Article Source:   Best Owen Island Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=24272

GPS:  19.663537, -80.062603

Date Published:  12/5/2013

Date Updated:  11/15/2016

ID:  24272

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