Wreck Of The Cali Snorkeling

The 15th most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Cayman.

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Just north of Georgetown, the snorkelling at the Wreck Of The Cali offers a glimpse of an old 4 masted schooner. The MV Cali ran ashore with its load of rice in 1948. Legend has it that the ship literally exploded when the rice got wet and expanded. it is now encrusted with coral, sponges and sea fans.

The shore-accessed wreck sits in 15 foot deep waters about 150 feet offshore of Cayman Cabana waterfront bar at Diversdown. It is marked by a buoy and is in the middle of a lot of boat traffic, so make sure to use a diver down flag. During the Cali Wreck snorkeling, you may also encounter squirrelfish, yellowtail snapper, sea turtles, stingrays and resident tarpons.

After a long day of snorkeling at Wreck Of The Cali, you might want to grab a cool, refreshing drink Da Fish Shack located just to the north of the access cove beach.

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.

Overall, Wreck Of The Cali is the 15th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 25 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Wreck Of The Cali including Eden Rock, Sunset House, Smiths Cove, Cheeseburger Reef and Wreck Of The Gamma.


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; Eldemires Tropical Island Inn; Turtle Nest Inn, Bodden Town

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

Breakfast Restaurant:  Full of Beans Cafe, Georgetown (345) 943-2326

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

Article Source:   Best Wreck Of The Cali Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=24933

GPS:  19.298444, -81.384659

Date Published:  12/5/2013

Date Updated:  1/28/2018

ID:  24933

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