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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Snorkeling in Pillars of Hercules, Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua presents a large variety of water activities. The main reason is good weather conditions, allowing fans of water-sports to enjoy the sea all year round. However, weather may get worse, due to tropical storms and hurricanes between July and October. The intensity of the phenomenon is not as strong as to make impossible snorkeling during these months.
In Pillars of Hercules an inexperienced snorkeler may learn how to dive. There are many snorkel schools, with experienced instructors, who may help experts too. The average water temperature is 25˚C/77˚F. The maximum depth that a snorkeler could reach is at 8 m/26 ft and the average depth is at 3 m/9.8 ft. The underwater visibility is good and averages from 5 m/16 ft to 10 m/32 ft.
Every snorkeler will absolutely be impressed by the great diversity of reef life in Caribbean, especially in Pillars of Hercules. There is plenty of colorful corals and huge sponges, eagle rays, lobsters, snappers, barracuda, turtles, moray eels and occasionally reef sharks and dolphins. Additionally there are tritons horn, blue tang and sergeant majors which are rare fish but can often be found.
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