The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory, situated northwest of Jamaica and south of Cuba, in the western Caribbean Sea. The territory consists of three islands, the Grand Cayman, the Cayman Brac and the Little Cayman. George Town is the capital, located on Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands. All of the islands enjoy a tropical marine climate, with hot summers and dry, cool winters.
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Scuba Diving in Tarpon Alley, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
The north side of the island provides world class dive sites, rich in reef life and with an abundance of lovely corals and colorful sponges. And something for the more adventurous divers, this is the most likely place to encounter sharks! Tarpon Alley is a popular diving location that is situated along the North Wall. Its name derived from the vast number of tarpon that find shelter in the reef.
Divers can also observe stingrays, barracuda, snappers and Hawksbill turtles. In addition, you can cross the canyon and see spiny lobsters, shrimps, crabs and various corals. The spot is considered to be a deep dive with a maximum depth of 30 m/98.4 ft and it is suitable for experienced divers. The average water temperature varies from 78°F/25.5°C in winter to 90°F/32.2°C in summer, providing excellent diving conditions all year round. The visibility is generally good and can reach 30 m/98.4 ft.
Last but not least, there are many diving centers on the island that cater a wide variety of services, from lessons to gear rentals. So, visit Grand Cayman and Tarpon Alley to enjoy thrilling scuba diving!!!
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