Dive & Snorkel Tours
Some boats take a lot more passengers than others. They're called "cattle cars."
Bayside Watersports runs only snorkel trips to Sand Bar using a variety of boats, some carrying as few as 10 and other up to 20-25. Private charters also available. Trips leave at 10 and 1:30 and include Stingray City Sand Bar, the barrier reef and the Aquarium Coral Gardens. The same spots plus a snorkel for conch for your lunch leaves at 9 a.m., returns at 3p.m. The guides are especially skilled at handling the rays, moray eels and nurse sharks. Call 345/949-3200; website.
Don Foster's Dive Cayman: Also located in George Town on the waterfront with photo and watersports center. Call 800/83-DIVER. Website
Captain Marvin's: Captain Marvin Ebanks is the originator of Stingray City and now in his 80s he still makes the snorkel/lunch trip every day. One of Grand Cayman's true legends. Call 345/945-4590; website. Also see the history of Capt. Marvin.
Eden Rock Diving Center: Shore dives include Eden Rock and Devil's Grotto, two of the most famous beach dives. Offshore reef trips also available. Call 345/949-7243. Website
Ocean Frontiers: Specializing in East End diving and snorkeling; also technical diving. Call 800/544-6576. Website
Red Sail Sports: The largest dive operator on the island with offices in most of the major hotels. It also has a complete line of water toys on Seven Mile Beach and Rum Point. Call 877-RED-SAIL. Website