East of Georgetown and west of Bodden Town, the snorkelling at Beach Bay is ideal for beginners inside a protected man-made lagoon. The best reef is located about 60 feet offshore in water from 5 to 40 feet deep. During Beach Bay snorkeling, you may encounter damselfish, snapper and sea turtles. The access is located about 1 mile west of Bodden Town.
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). 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, Beach Bay is the 18th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 19 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman.