The new sites include: Old Isaacs, The Arch, Roger's Reef, Delwin's Delight, Cathleen's Reef and Lighthouse Wall. Lighthouse wall is technically not a new site, as we would often anchor on this spot. All 6 of these sites were drilled and had permanent moorings installed during the last week of May.
The Cayman Islands Department of Environment, in their new boat, M/V Sea Keeper (see image), came out to East End for 4 days. The installation of a dive site mooring involves the drilling of a 4 inch diameter hole, 18 inches deep in to the rock. Then a stainless Steel pin and eye are set in to the core hole with hydraulic cement. The moorings take approximately 7 days to fully cure, to be able to hold the load of a dive boat. These public moorings have many advantages for divers. It prevents potential coral damage that can be caused by anchors. It also makes the dive site easy to navigate and you can always be sure that the boat is right in the correct location.
Be sure to request these new sites on your next trip to East End, Grand Cayman.
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