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Good snorkeling in George Town harbor, Grand Cayman

Juvenile green turtle after taking a breath; there's a turtle farm on the island that is trying to increase the turtle population after decades of decline

Juvenile green turtle after taking a breath; there's a turtle farm on the island that is trying to increase the turtle population after decades of decline

Sea fans were common on both islands and at different depths; visibility was good despite 2 cruise ships just having left

Sea fans were common on both islands and at different depths; visibility was good despite 2 cruise ships just having left

The next day pouring rain and 5 cruise ships (only 3 visible here) didn't make snorkeling practical in the harbor

The next day pouring rain and 5 cruise ships (only 3 visible here) didn't make snorkeling practical in the harbor

A Caribbean reef shark was the only shark I saw during 9 days in the Caymans

A Caribbean reef shark was the only shark I saw during 9 days in the Caymans

These fish traveled in schools so it appeared like there was blue confetti in the ocean

These fish traveled in schools so it appeared like there was blue confetti in the ocean

I think these are 2 tarpon; I saw several together but they were on the bottom and difficult to photograph

I think these are 2 tarpon; I saw several together but they were on the bottom and difficult to photograph

I stayed 2 nights in Grand Cayman in order to get a cheaper airfare; these yellow apartments were the cheapest lodging I could find and they weren't cheap

I stayed 2 nights in Grand Cayman in order to get a cheaper airfare; these yellow apartments were the cheapest lodging I could find and they weren't cheap

Snorkeling was quite good in the harbor but there was plenty of boat activity as well; the reef is called Cheeseburger Reef because it sits offshore from the Burger King

Snorkeling was quite good in the harbor but there was plenty of boat activity as well; the reef is called Cheeseburger Reef because it sits offshore from the Burger King

Organ pipe coral; Southwest will start service from Houston Hobby to Grand Cayman in June

Organ pipe coral; Southwest will start service from Houston Hobby to Grand Cayman in June

A blue-spotted stingray is well-camouflaged; the island is 22 miles long and 8 miles wide at its widest point

A blue-spotted stingray is well-camouflaged; the island is 22 miles long and 8 miles wide at its widest point

First time I've seen a juvenile green turtle; he was about half the size of an adult

First time I've seen a juvenile green turtle; he was about half the size of an adult

The parrot fish tended to stay towards the bottom making them tough to photograph; they eat the coral and excrete it as sand

The parrot fish tended to stay towards the bottom making them tough to photograph; they eat the coral and excrete it as sand

Yellowtail snapper in front of elkhorn coral; 95% o the territory's population lives on Grand Cayman

Yellowtail snapper in front of elkhorn coral; 95% of the territory's population lives on Grand Cayman

There are 600 banks on Grand Cayman including 43 of the 50 largest in the world

There are 600 banks on Grand Cayman including 43 of the 50 largest in the world

Grand Cayman has about 55,000 people, half of whom live in the capital, George Town

Grand Cayman has about 55,000 people, half of whom live in the capital, George Town

Posted by VagabondCowboy 08:14

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