Best Wreck Of The Gamma Snorkeling

The 17th most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Cayman.

  Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands


  April 24, 2018

Just north of Georgetown, the snorkelling at the Wreck Of The Gamma offers the chance to swim around a half-submerged wreck. The Gamma is an old 200 foot long freighter that is partially submerged and is visible from shore. It is located just north of the Cali wreck on the north side of Georgetown. While many snorkelers access by boat, this is an easy shore-accessed dive spot. The water is about 10 feet deep. When you see the wreck just offshore, use the cove just to the north to access. While snorkeling the Gamma, you may encounter yellowtail snapper and grunts along with a seafloor of scattered star and brain coral.

After a long day of snorkeling at Wreck Of The Gamma, you might want to grab a cool, refreshing drink Da Fish Shack.

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 Gamma is the 17th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 25 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Wreck Of The Gamma including Eden Rock, Sunset House, Smiths Cove, Cheeseburger Reef and Wreck Of The Cali.

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

Best Season:  Dec. - May

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Sunset House (800) 854-4767; Eldemires Tropical Island Inn; Turtle Nest Inn, Bodden Town

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

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

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  19.308633, -81.386706

Date Published:  1/29/2018

Date Updated:  4/24/2018

ID:  25302

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