Great Cayman Diving at Your Fin Tips

BY WALT STEARNS Make Your Vacation a Comfortable Adventure with Don Foster’s Dive Cayman & Holiday Inn Grand Cayman is a rare and remarkable jewel in the center of dive destination gems. Part of its uniqueness is its world-class diving set within a community that combines the warmth of island life with the zeal of…


Surrounded By Stingrays

BY WALT STEARNS What Would You Do? Celebrate! IT’S THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEST 12 FOOT DIVE IN THE WORLD Propelled by the graceful undulations of their broad, wing-like pectoral fins, they glide through the water, inches above the rippled sand bottom. The large rays coming toward us were on a mission; our handouts…


Bob Soto’s Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary With New Moves

by Geri Murphy This year, Bob Soto’s Diving, Ltd. of Grand Cayman is celebrating its 40th anniversary, making it the world’s longest established and continuously running resort dive operation. Cayman Islands diving pioneer, Bob Soto, opened the doors of his Seven Mile Beach dive shop in 1957; with 10 converted fire extinguishers and a homemade…


Red Sail Sports’ Passport to Paradise

by Walt Stearns For great diving and other watersports, Grand Cayman has it all. With outstanding luxury resorts that provide a strong emphasis on service and watersports, it’s easy to say Grand Cayman is king of the hill. But before indulging in the world of the big blue and the pleasures of upscale accommodations, fine…


In Search of Sir Turtle

by Walt Stearns Eye to Eye with One of the Ocean’s Ancient Mariners Some might say I’ve become a bit nuts about sea turtles. Maybe so. They are remarkable creatures; reptiles that have been wandering the tropical oceans of the world for the last 150 million years. Unlike their freshwater brethren, who swim by using…


Cayman’ Sister Islands

by Walt Stearns Top Wall Dives Grand Cayman’s small Sister Islands-Cayman Brac, (12 miles long) and Little Cayman (roughly 11 miles long)-encompass a region of ocean famous for its cascading plummets to well beyond 1,000 feet. That’s right, we’re talking walls-those mind boggling, marvelous marine precipices that divers drop over, seeing nothing below but the…


Grand Cayman’s Snow Summit

BY GERI MURPHY Bob Soto’s Again Offers A Winter Price Buster It’s peak season in the Caribbean and vacationers are paying through the nose for a brief respite in the warm tropical sunshine;right? Wrong! If you are a diver headed for Grand Cayman, you can enjoy a winter vacation at low, summertime prices; more than…


Parrots Landing

by Walt Stearns Diving Grand Cayman Your Way Introducing the first assembly-line produced Model-T Ford in the early 1900s, Henry Ford remarked, ‘You can have it in any color you like, as long as it is black.’ Back then, your choice was limited. Today it’s nearly unlimited, whether you’re choosing an automobile or diving with…


Insider’s Guide to the Cayman Islands

by Walt Stearns Divemasters Reveal 31 of Their Favorite Dive Sites When it comes to an incredible number of remarkable dive sites in proximity to one another, the Cayman Islands have no peer. This noble host stands at the top of its game with some of the western world’s most diverse and exciting diving. Underwater,…


Treasure Island Divers & Sleep Inn

by Walt Stearns PERSONAL SERVICE & CONVENIENCE It was a classic early August day on the North Wall. The seas were calm, the water, warm and the visibility, between 90 and 100 feet. We were diving Eagle Ray Pass and it was as beautiful as ever. An impressive, wide canyon, it connects a deep sand…