The Balboa has long eluded me. For no other reason that its precarious position right in Georgetown Harbour prohibits access but for quietest of days – free of cruise ships and container ships. Due to this lack of ready access, many other dive sites around the Georgetown area are preferred by local dive operators for… Read More Shipwreck: The Balboa, Grand Cayman
I am only diving the weekends right now. Fortunately, the quality of diving has been really great with tons of fish life, and other marine animals too. December is ‘Shark Month’; The resident population of sharks here are returning once again to shallow waters after spending the summer a lot deeper avoiding the warmer water.… Read More Photos: Diving with sharks in the Cayman Islands
In the beginning of September 2020, a group of friends from my dive centre headed to an offshore seamount called Twelve Mile Banks to find a wreck that hadn’t been dived for over 17 years. We needed to verify it’s whereabouts and condition before taking paying customers there the following Sunday. This is my account… Read More Expedition: Finding a lost shipwreck hidden on a submerged offshore seamount. Twelve Mile Banks.
On August 30th, 2020, I was finally able to fulfill a goal I had for many years – diving the ‘bastion of good diving’ that is Bloody Bay Marine Park, Little Cayman. After the trip, I did a write up for a local newspaper – The Cayman Compass, which they published and I am now… Read More Expedition: Driving the boat to Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman
After three long months at sea level, the day finally arrived when we could descend once again into the deep! (Sorry for the poor quality of the photos. We are saving for a better underwater camera – but with the travel industry shut down and work scarce, it’s a low priority!) Candace and I parked… Read More First SCUBA dives after lockdown in the Cayman Islands
Infamous amongst the technical divers of the Cayman Islands, but little-known outside this tight circle, the Carrie Lee had long sat on my Cayman Islands ‘Bucket List’. In January, I finally got my chance to see this awesome wreck. Our little boat ‘El Gato’ rocked gently in the small surface swell as the three of… Read More The Carrie-Lee. Deep Wreck Diving in the Cayman Islands
*Note: This a re-blog from a review I wrote back in 2012 on the Diving Leisure London blog. During my time working for this awesome, London based dive shop, I completed my Technical Diving Courses. Here is the review I wrote all those years ago about these courses. I have since mildly edited to the… Read More Article: Learning to Technical Dive