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Cayman Islands

GRAND CAYMAN

Diving Grand Cayman Island should be on every Caribbean diver’s list, as many consider it one of the world’s best scuba diving destinations.  From wrecks, reefs, pinnacles and spectacular wall dives, there is something for every level of diver.  As it has with the entire Caribbean, the lionfish invasion has also affected Grand Cayman.  The Caymans have an active lionfish-culling program by resort owners, dive clubs and dive operations, with encouraging results.  Lionfish are voracious feeders, with a prodigious productive rate of 30,000 eggs every four days, and have no natural predators.  This combination has become a marine plague beyond belief.  Release of exotic marine animals, although prohibited, most likely continues, and as seen with the lionfish epidemic, can have devastating effects.  Public awareness programs and ongoing research programs hopefully can prevent and control the introduction of non-endemic exotic species.

Video: The Cayman Islands

Underwater Video of the Cayman Islands