Bodden Town is less of a tourist destination than the busy Seven Mile Beach, which means you will find less of a crowd at most beaches. You may even be able to find a stretch of sand all your own and spend an entire relaxing day snorkeling uninterrupted.
The basic consensus about snorkeling in the Bodden Town area is that it is good if the conditions are right. The surf can be rough which may mean several days in a row when it simply isn't safe to snorkel. On days when the conditions are calm and clear, you'll encounter up to 200 species of coral, vibrant reef fish, sea turtles, sponges, and sharks every so often.
The best snorkeling on the island, however, can be found over along the stretch of Seven Mile Beach in Georgetown. Here, there are several artificial reef systems very near the shore, plus a few ship wreck sites that are within easy reach also. Most dive shops in the area also offer snorkeling excursions if you'd like someone local to show you where the best spots are. But, if you prefer to make it on your own, you can rent your gear for between $10 and $20(USD).
If you'd like to explore below the water's surface you might enjoy visiting Frank Sound Beach. This site is lined with a limestone bottom that is makes a great hiding spot for small marine animals that claim little holes for their own. Snorkelers will find the bay to be a great place to spot animals such as eels, shrimp, crabs, as well as numerous tropical fish. This snorkeling site is located within taxi range East of central Bodden Town.
Water Cay is another snorkeling spot you might enjoy. The main attractions here are the sea stars that can be found all around this snorkeling site. Snorkelers will without doubt see their fill. Just remember that they are living creatures, and it is illegal to harvest them, or any marine animal.
Some key information about 4 of the best places to enjoy snorkeling in this area are listed right below.
|Frank Sound Beach||6.5 mi. East of Central Bodden Town|
|Water Cay||Cayman Kai, 5.6 mi. North of Central Bodden Town|
|Water Cay||Water Cay, 5.5 mi. North of Central Bodden Town|
|Old Man Bay Beach||Old Man Bay, 8.0 mi. Northeast of Central Bodden Town|
If you looking for someone that offers snorkel rentals, excursions, or similar services, you can check with Red Sail Sports. A friendly and professional staff is waiting to share their love of the island's waters with everyone who visits. While they have a number of different watersports to offers, snorkeling is a top choice. They are located in Crystal Harbour, within taxi range Northwest of central Bodden Town.
Glance through this table for information concerning a firm that offers snorkeling related services.
|Red Sail Sports||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(345) 945-5965||Crystal Harbour, 7.5 mi. Northwest of Central Bodden Town||Grand Cayman|
For more information about snorkeling, including tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, read this comprehensive discussion of snorkeling in the Caribbean.
Although you do have to pay closer attention to the weather and water conditions as you consider snorkeling in Bodden Town, the underwater world is definitely worth taking a look at if you get the chance.
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