Best Schoolhouse Reef Snorkeling

The 23rd most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Cayman.

  West Point, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands


  April 26, 2018

North of Georgetown and Hell on the North End, the snorkelling at Schoolhouse Reef is good shore-accessed dive over scattered coral gardens. The water depth off this iron-shore is 20 to 50 feet deep. This spot is best on calm surf days with little wind and you’ll be treated to very clear waters. In the Cobalt Coast Resort, there is good access from the ladder at the end of the pier. The Reef Divers dive shop is located at the base of the pier.

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.

The Cobalt Resort can be very difficult to find, so make sure you’ve got a good map. Few of the turns are signed and there aren’t directional signs for the resort. The Schoolhouse Reef snorkel spot is located to the west of the Spanish Bay Reef snorkel dive at Conch Point Beach Resort.

Overall, Schoolhouse Reef is the 23rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 25 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Schoolhouse Reef including Lighthouse Reef, Cayman Turtle Centre and Spanish Bay Reef.

Local Contacts:  Cayman Islands Tourism (345) 949-0623; DiveTech (345) 946-5658; Sun Divers (345) 949-6606

Best Season:  Dec. - May

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Sunset House (800) 854-4767; Eldemires Tropical Island Inn

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

Breakfast Restaurant:  Eats Cafe, Seven Mile; Cimboco Cafe, Seven Mile

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  19.390575, -81.405066

Date Published:  1/29/2018

Date Updated:  4/26/2018

ID:  25305

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