Wreck Of The Cali Snorkeling

The 16th most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Cayman.

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 and stingrays.

After a long day of snorkeling at Cemetary Reef, 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 Cemetery Reef snorkeling dive site is located south of the Turtle Reef dive site at the northern end of Seven Mile Beach.

Overall, Wreck Of The Cali is the 16th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 19 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman.

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Wreck Of The Cali Snorkeling Map



Local Contact(s):  Cayman Islands Tourism (345) 949-0623; 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:  Eldemires Tropical Island Inn; Turtle Nest Inn, Bodden Town

Luxury Loding:  Sunset House (800) 854-4767; Westin Casuarina Resort (345) 945-3800

Breakfast Restaurant:  Eats Cafe; Cimboco

Reference Source:  click here http://www.caymanislands.ky/divecayman/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  10/23/2016

ID:  24933

Wreck Of The Cali Snorkeling Map


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