Located in Cayman Islands, the snorkeling in Little Cayman offers more than a half-dozen beautiful snorkel dive spots. The best Little Cayman snorkeling based on popularity are considered to be Bloody Bay Marine Park, Preston Bay, Little Cayman Wall, Blossom Village, and Three Fathom Wall. For a detailed dive site description and printable snorkel dive map, just select a Little Cayman snorkeling dive below.
Of the northshore of Little Cayman Island, the snorkelling at Lea Leas Lookout site is considered one of the best on Little Cayman Island. During Lea Leas Lookout snorkelling, you may encounter hawksbill turtles, sponges, coral and diverse reef fish. The Lea Leas Lookout snorkeling is located northeast of South Town and the airport on the northshore.
Of the northshore of Little Cayman Island, the snorkelling at Bloody Bay Marine Park is known for its coral cliff, Three Fathom Wall. At this coral cliff about 900 feet offshore, snorkelers approach in 18 foot deep water and then look over Three Fathom Wall down 1,000 feet. The Bloody Bay Marine Reserve covers one-third of the north shore of Little Cayman.
On the southwest side of Little Cayman, the snorkelling in Preston Bay is good for beginner snorkelers. Preston Bay has sand flats with dense marine life in about six feet of water. At this shore-accessed snorkeling site, the water visibility while snorkelling Preston Bay is roughly 30 to 50 feet of water. During a Preston Bay snorkeling dive, you may encounter bonefish, silversides, jacks and conchs.
On the southwest side of Little Cayman, the snorkelling off Blossom Village is known for its shallow reef with diverse marine life. There is dense marine life among the brain coral and staghorn coral formations. The water depth for Blossom Village snorkelling is roughly 5 to 10 feet deep and the visibility is typically from 50 to 100 feet.
On the west end of Little Cayman, the snorkelling off the Little Cayman Wall is popular for its coral reefs leading to a wall drop off. The water depth for snorkelling over the reef at Little Cayman Wall is about 15 feet. Many snorkelers use boat-access to explore the snorkeling at Little Cayman Wall.
East of South Town and the airport, the snorkelling at Owen Island offers sand flats and isolated coral heads to explore. Located in the South Hole Lagoon, this snorkeling site is accessible by both shore and boat. During Owen Island snorkeling, you may encounter conchs, silversides, bonefish, and jacks.
On the east end of Little Cayman, the snorkelling off the Point Of Sand is popular with beginner and expert snorkelers. At this shore-accessed snorkeling site, there is usually good visibility due to ideal currents flowing inside the protective reef. At Point Of Sand snorkelling sites, there are plenty of marine life and some coral heads in the sand flats.