Travel By Fingertip.....Cayman Islands

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Sporting Life In Cayman Islands

Scuba Diving
The waters of the Cayman Islands are considered by many to the best diving in the Caribbean. Jacques Cousteau has hailed the waters of Bloody Bay, off Little Cayman, as one of the world's finest dives. The island has as many as 20 full service PADI certification courses and resort dives. We think the best dive operations are: Surfside Watersports (Ph: 949-7330); Don Foster's Dive Grand Cayman (Ph: 949-5679) and Red Sail Sports (Ph: 947-5965).
Cayman Brac
For full service dive operations call: Dive Tiara (Ph: 948-1553) or Brac Aquatics (Ph: 948-1429). The hotels on Little Cayman island arranged instruction and rental equipment.
Snorkeling
Grand Cayman's shoreline south of George Town is an excellent snorkeling spot as are the northern and southern coasts where the reefs have been protected and are in shallow waters. Tiara Beach and Brac Reef are fine spots on Cayman Brac and on Little Cayman, the famed Bloody Bay is not to be missed. Equipment rental is conveniently located on all the islands.
Sailing
The island residents hold Sunday races off the shores of Seven Mile Island (Grand Cayman), and if you care to join them call: 949-2651 to arrange it. Sunfish and other small sailing crafts can be acquired through Surfside Watersports (Ph: 949-7330); Aqua Delights (Ph:947-4786) or Bob Soto's Diving (Ph: 947-4631). All three also arrange glass-bottom boat excursions, which are exceptional.
Deep-Sea Fishing
A popular and rigorous sport enjoyed for the Caymans. The waters team with blue and white marlin, sailfish, yellowtail tuna and wahoo. And off Little Cayman the bonefish and tarpon are numerous. Million Dollar Month celebrates with a month long international fishing tournament in June. Your hotel will be glad to arrange an excursion.
Golf
On Grand Cayman, Jack Nicklaus designed this 9-hole course, which played twice will give you a good 18-hole game. The weight of the Cayman ball is much lighter than normal, your game will take less time! Call for starting times well in advance. (Ph: 949-8020).
Tennis
There are courts on the islands to satisfy the avid player. On Grand Cayman at: Hyatt Regency, 4 courts (Ph: 949-1234); Caribbean Club, 1 court (Ph: 47443); and Holiday Inn, 4 courts (Ph: 947-4444). Cayman Brac has courts at: Brac Reef (Ph: 948-7323) and Divi Tiara (Ph: 948-7553).
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