Snorkeling Starfish Point On Grand Cayman
by Cary Bennett
Snorkeling Starfish Point
Day 6 - Snorkeling Starfish Point
Well, our last day on the island did not go as planned. We originally planned to get out and go do the Rum Point drift snorkel again, but got word from home that morning that our home in Georgia had been damaged by a storm the night before, so, we got tied up trying to sort that out. By the time we got to Rum Point, it was early afternoon and storms were blowing in and we just did not feel comfortable about getting in the water.
So, we packed our gear back into the car and drove over to the other end of Cayman Kai known as Kaibo to find Starfish Point, which I had read about. We were in luck! There were probably about 20 Starfish around the point in the shallow, sandy area. We really enjoyed seeing these beautiful creatures close up! It helped to make me feel like the day was not a total loss.
We also had fun at the Blow Hole on this end of the island.
Spots We Missed
If you make it to Grand Cayman, one snorkel that I wish we had done was the Barefoot Beach Snorkel and the Wreck of the Geneva Kathleen. This snorkel is mapped out for you on Testudo’s Snorkel Guide. It is on the same side of the island (north) as the Rum Point drift, but toward the East End. I’m sorry that we did not do this one, instead of the West Bay Day that we spent.
One other thing we wish we had done was to get ourselves on a dive boat and go out to where the “Wall” lies and the shelf drops away to the Cayman Trench which falls to a depth of 7,000 feet. I just think it would have been fascinating to float above and look down and see the cobalt blue water!
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