I have often mentioned Spotts Beach in past posts.  So here it is again 🙂

This time however, I brought an underwater camera.  I am really glad I had it with me, since I was in for a treat ; one that I hope you will also enjoy with the pictures below.

So here is this awesome (hidden) gem of Grand Cayman ; Spotts Beach. Not as majestic as Seven Mile Beach, but quiet and full of marine life as you will see.

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So in the water I went, armed with that underwater camera.

It was not long before I started to spot a bunch of turtles. On this day I saw 6 different ones during my +-45 minute snorkel.  Note that water is never much deeper than 10ft (and sometimes less than 5) in this reef protected bay.

Here is what I assume a cute couple.

 

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I managed to get some close up shots with this fellow.  S/he was not at all concerned by my presence. Note that for both of these shots I had to swim to the bottom to get level since it was having a sea grass lunch at the bottom.

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Going up to the surface for a breath of air.  Note this one has a cleaner fish following it. You can see the tail of the cleaner fish at the bottom sticking out.

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I also took a video of this one ; here you can also see the cleaner fish very well.

Here I managed to do a bit of an “artsy” picture with both myself and the turtle in the picture.  Not bad 🙂

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Here is a selfie!  Also came out well.  These underwater cameras sure are a lot of fun!

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This large Barracuda showed up all of a sudden very close to me. The picture is misleading, but it must have been 2.5-3ft long.  They are very “stealth” and indeed are known for showing up all of a sudden and are also quite curious.

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Since this was already an awesome dive on a fabulous Cayman day, a stingray swam by me.  Of course, this is not Stingray City, so no touching!

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Some brain coral with a few yellow fish

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A lovely view from underwater and the sea grass.   The sea grass is what attracts all the turtles to this area.

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And finally a view of Spotts Beach from a few hundred feet out.

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That’s it!  I hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.