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SSI, NASDS, and YMCA affiliated, this operator has been in business for
10 years. Video camera rentals available. The cost of a one-week all-inclu-
sive stay is $1,395-$1,595.
The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism's dive Web site, , offers a free scuba diving newsletter via
e-mail. The monthly newsletter includes dive packages and news
of interest to divers. To sign up, visit their Web site.
Resort Courses
Want to give scuba diving a try without the expense and time of a certifica-
tion course? Try a resort course. This quick class gives basic instruction,
practice in a swimming pool, and a shallow open-water dive with plenty of
help from your divemaster. Your course is only good for that day's dive, but
it is a good way to get a feel for the sport. Resort courses start about
US $60.
Tethered Scuba
For those curious about the undersea world but not ready to take the
plunge for a full certification course, a tethered scuba experience (also
called SASY) to depths of 20 feet is offered even to children (see pages 95
and 108 for more information).
If scuba diving is not for you, consider snorkeling. Many of Cayman's sce-
nic reefs can be enjoyed in water just a few feet deep with equipment as
limited as a mask and a snorkel. Snorkeling is an excellent introduction to
the underwater beauty and rich marine life found in the Cayman waters.
Just yards from shore, you can enjoy a look at colorful corals, graceful fans,
and fish that include friendly sergeant majors, butterfly fish, and shy
And don't feel that wreck diving is just for scuba divers. In Grand Cayman
snorkelers can also view a wreck just a short swim from George Town's
shores. The wreck of the Cali sits in shallow water and is an easy snorkel
trip (see page 108). Most resorts offer snorkel equipment at little or no
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