Western Wall

Western Wall, Seven Mile Beach: Address, Western Wall Reviews: 4.5/5

Western Wall
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NCDeepDiver
Denver, NC259 contributions
Jun 2012 • Family
As a frequent visitor to Grand Cayman, I have had the opportunity to dive all over the Island. Though I prefer diving the North and East sides of the island for more pristine reefs and larger critters, It comes with a good bit more effort. Transportation, rough seas, longer boat rides ...

With that said, there are fantastic dive sites on the West Wall with great swim troughs’, large cuts in the wall and plenty of undersea life. Not much compares to going from a 60' sandy bottom out over the wall for the first time, or second or the hundredth time and looking down into what looks like infinity or the abbyss.

The ease of diving is fantastic on the West Wall. Most boats leave from public beach on 7 mile beach and since that is where a great majority of visitors stay, it will be right in your backyard. Also many dive operators offer free transportation to public beach. The water is almost always calm on the west side of the island and many dive sites are less than 5 min boat ride from public beach.

To get the most bang for your buck, ask your dive operator about doing a wall dive for your first dive and the Kittiwake for your second dive.

Some great sites on the West Wall are Bonnie’s Arch, Orange Canyon, Trinity Caves, Little Tunnels and Big Tunnels.

I have dove with many dive operators in Cayman and for the last 5 years we have found a home with Dusty at DNS Divers. His boats are top notch (I think the best on the island), his commitment to customer service and his willingness to tailor your dive trip to your specific needs or wants is second to none. We always request Lisa Queen to be our Divemaster. She is the best. There is always cold water and fresh towels on board their boats. Not having to take towels on the boat has been a great service they started this year. Dusty operates out of the Yacht Club for North Wall dives and off Public Beach for West Wall and Kittywake dives. Take it from me, you won’t find a better operator on the island.
Written September 23, 2012
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Travel-a-holic
Tyler, TX326 contributions
Mar 2016
That's always a Great thing to be able to say!!!
We were told to go to Turtle Reef. It took us three different maps to actually see it listed. Then we had read that you could go to Marabuca (which is the name of the Oceanside bar) walk through to the back of the outdoor bar and take a ladder down to the ocean. And this is exactly what we did. Five adults and four 12-year-olds. We were not disappointed. It was a very rough day but we got to see a lot of sea life. If you go out far enough, 150 yards… You will see the West Wall and where it drops off. When you come back up the ladder you can rinse off with their shower, there's restrooms, and a full restaurant and bar right there. And you can do it all over again.
Written March 13, 2016
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ELIZABETH P
Kansas City, MO58 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
We entered through Macabuca Restaurant and stayed along the Western Wall. It was by far the best snorkeling we did on the island. We saw the best variety of sea life during this snorkel. It would be an amazing dive. It's worth it, plus it's amazingly located. Get out of the water...grab a drink and some delicious food.
Written January 3, 2016
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Explore7297
Lexington, KY3 contributions
We dove Orange Canyon and Dolphin something close by. Was not impressed. Heard great things about diving the Caymans but didn't see it on the West wall. Did get to see some big puffer fish. Dove to 90+ feet. Would not dive the West again in Caymans. South, however, was shallow 25-60 feet allowing 50min + dives and beautiful. Oriental Gardens were very pretty with lots of little fish. Saw squid, moray, small rays, crabs, lobsters, and more. Next trip to the Caymans will dive the North, East, and South.
Written November 17, 2004
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Dave F
14 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
trinity cave was great 65ft into hole went down to 102 feet in caverns opened up to 4000 foot wall swam wall truly incredible
Written August 25, 2014
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Frank N
Cutler Bay, FL106 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
These reefs are located at the west end of seven mile beach . They offer a beautiful area that has recently opened to divers . It has more big snappers, turtles, eels and rays than other sites . The Mid beach sites have been closed off due to too much pressure . Middle beach sites have almost no fish so they are now given a couple of years to recover .
Written February 1, 2018
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Miles Lerner
Northport, NY223 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
We were on the side facing the island when we went snorkeling at this site, the side that was shallow but still was scuba diving possible. The waves were extreme on this side of the island and this caused a powerful current by where we were snorkeling, powerful enough to push a full grown adult. The amount of fish was amazing, most of the time however they were hidden under plants and coral so a good dive was the only way they were accessible. Now comes the worst part: the current and waves would push one left or right depending on their direction, but no matter what, would push someone into the coral not only damaging the coral but scraping and injuring our own body. We partnered this with stingray city and it felt completely different. Thinking of a scuba divers perspective, the water is full of fish and I would recommend but for someone with a tube at the top, it wasn't the best.
Written August 2, 2017
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Hermanus, South Africa1,124 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
I have dived on many of the world's reefs but you need a strong nerve to attempt the wall. Great coral and sea life which can be seen from snorkel, sub or scuba. Just like stepping off the Empire State - makes The Abyss a reality show.
Written February 2, 2016
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TwinkleTravler
Manassas, VA191 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
Almost hopped a ride on a sea turtle as we snorkeled along the Western Wall - great colorful fish, some huge, healthy coral reefs. Turquois water.
Written August 13, 2015
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Jane G
Crawley2 contributions
Dec 2012 • Couples
Shades o blue, this is stunning, eagle rays, coral. The best ever dive we have done.
Anbassador Divers thank you.
Written December 4, 2012
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