The Caribbean is replete with stories of divers finding the most majestic views of the deep by simply visiting a handful of the most popular diving sites in the area.
The Grand Cayman Islands is home to several of these diving sites, and this place happens to be the home of the Sunshine Suites Resort, too.
You do not have to travel far to enjoy internationally renowned dive sites at the Cayman Islands. The enjoyment of the ocean and its vast marine riches begins now.
1. Ghost Mountain
Located in the Grand Cayman Islands, Ghost Mountain boasts a pinnacle shaped like a mushroom that seems to emerge fully from the deep.
You will see the pinnacle just as you begin to dive deeper into the azure blue ocean water.
Among the first marine life that you will see here are banded coral shrimp, finger sponges the color of warm blood, and beautiful starlet corals that rise from the ocean floor in spires.
2. Stingray City
Stingray City is one of the major attractions of the Grand Cayman Islands.
You can visit this area in a glass-bottomed boat if you do not want to dive, or you can ask well-trained instructors to dive with you so you can observe and even touch stingrays in this unique sandbar.
At just four meters you will already be able to commune with lots of stingrays – and if you are not very familiar with them yet, now would be the time to do so if you are staying at the Sunshine Suites Resort. Stingray City is definitely an awesome choice if you are a novice diver.
The third dive site located in the Grand Cayman Islands is Babylon. A shallow dive at the Babylon dive site will give you access to impressive sandbars that are already an eyeful, especially for first-time divers.
However, if you have the heart to go deeper, you will be rewarded with a truly majestic site: a Babylon of marine life that will create a permanent change in your impression of marine conversation and the Caribbean.
Feast your eyes on unique black coral swathes, sea fans that color of brilliant purple, and barrel sponges that you never thought existed at that depth.
You may also have chance encounters with hammerhead sharks, barracudas, and hawksbill turtles. Yes, this dive site is not for the faint of heart.
4. USS Kittiwake
The fourth dive site that you can easily access from the Sunshine Suites Resort is the USS Kittiwake. Named after a US navy ship that has sunk in this spot, you can explore all five impressive levels of the navy ship during the dive.
The depth of this dive site is 20 meters, so you if you are looking for a more challenging dive beyond the five-meter mark, the USS Kittiwake should be just what you are looking for.
5. Bloody Bay Wall
Located in Little Cayman, the Bloody Bay Wall dive site is noted for its high visibility, rich marine life, and the presence of a sheer wall that drops 2000 meters into the deep ocean. You will find Nassau gropers, triggerfish, and other unique marine life at the Bloody Bay Wall.
If you want to enjoy these five dive sites – and more – don’t forget to book early at the Sunshine Suites Resort and experience the majesty of the ocean like never before.