Travel Reference
In-Depth Information
The new Sunrise Family Golf Centre ,
345-947-GOLF, fax 345-946-
0508, e-mail, is an executive walking course located
nine miles east of George Town. The family-oriented facility includes a
clubhouse with a pro shop, putting green and a driving range. Fee for nine
holes is CI $17 (about US $21) or 18 holes for CI $25.50 (about US $32); ju-
niors pay CI $10 (US $12.47). Clubs and pull carts are available for rent.
In the Water
While Stingray City (see page 140) may be deemed the world's
best 12-foot dive, the waters off the east end of the island offer
plenty of other dive sites for all experience levels. For a list of
Grand Cayman's dive operators, see pages 71-73.
Oriental Gardens: Located off the reef at South Sound, just east of
George Town, this dive lies 30 to 60 feet below the surface and is highly rec-
ommended for beginning divers. Like a little bonsai forest, the area is dot-
ted with staghorn coral and is a good site for underwater photographers.
Includes some swim-throughs.
Julie ' s Wall: Set east of where Frank Sound Road intersects with the
main road, this dive site is 60 to 100 feet below the surface. This is an inter-
mediate-level dive. The wall is home to black coral formations and rays are
often spotted here.
The Maze: Located on the South Channel (not far from the Wreck of the
Ten Sails), this is a honeycomb of tunnels that form a veritable maze. Best
suited to intermediate and advanced divers, the site is 60 to 100 feet, but
some of the passages lead far beyond that.
Snapper Hole: A 30- to 60-foot dive, this is a favorite with beginners, but
still offers tunnels, plenty of marine life, and even an anchor from an 1872
shipwreck. The site is on the east end outside the reef that forms Colliers
Tarpon Alley: This wall dive of 60 to 100 feet is near Stingray City, just
outside the North Sound. A favorite with underwater photographers, the
alley has drop-offs, canyons and, of course, huge schools of shiny tarpon.
Eagle Ray Pass: East of Tarpon Alley and across from the main channel
into the North Sound, Eagle Ray Pass is named for the rays that are often
sighted here. This wall dive runs 40 to 100 feet.
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