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high winds forecasted effect water clarity snorkeling?

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high winds forecasted effect water clarity snorkeling?

How will the forecasted winds effect water clarity and ability to snorkel this week?

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1. Re: high winds forecasted effect water clarity snorkeling?

According forecasts, should be back to "normal" starting Tuesday going into Wednesday. While it has been rather pisspoor this week, it still is not that bad.

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2. Re: high winds forecasted effect water clarity snorkeling?

Pisspoor as in high winds and rain? I was planning on snorkeling rum point monday but might have to push it back

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3. Re: high winds forecasted effect water clarity snorkeling?

But Testudo, you still got some spectacular snorkeling photos!

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I suppose the photos Testudo shared from last week are a testament to the recent condition of water clarity. Looking at the below link for hourly forecast tomorrow it indicates only 20% chance for "trace amounts" of rain in the afternoon; winds maximum of 12 mph out of NNE or N; high temperature of 84 degrees. Sounds heavenly to me, but on Tuesday & Wednesday the NE winds drop by half and no chance for rain the remainder of the week. Then Thursday forward the winds pick up again, up to 16 mph or so, and are forecast to be out of the east. Sounds like absolutely perfect conditions Tuesday & Wednesday! Of course, the DEs can give the best advice as to which beach is best for the various conditions. Hoping everyone will continue to share trip reports and photos to placate those us stuck at home until we may return to Cayman:) Have a great trip!

wunderground.com/cgi-bin/… cayman&yday=125&weekday=Monday

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5. Re: high winds forecasted effect water clarity snorkeling?

Landed and no snorkleing today! ! Big waves

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6. Re: high winds forecasted effect water clarity snorkeling?

Our kids used to be so happy when there were some wavy days and they could ride the waves....I even joined in the fun a few times with our blow up rafts

Edited: 5:00 pm, May 05, 2013
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7. Re: high winds forecasted effect water clarity snorkeling?

Can't comment on the snorkeling, but while the water clarity was not its usual the marine life was off the charts diving. Lots of great big boys -- incredible!!!! A little wind and current makes for some wonderful sightings!!!

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8. Re: high winds forecasted effect water clarity snorkeling?

What did you see?

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9. Re: high winds forecasted effect water clarity snorkeling?

Three big big boys Booya last morning out East. Aside from that more than the usual compliment of turtles, rays, huge free swimming moray, dozens of juvie cowfish, less lionfish. Hit some newly opened dive sites West as well which were pristine . . . really hope the plan with so many additional sites keeps all of them from being overly invaded by us! Also silverside balls just forming up in the swim throughs so the number of tarpon is off the charts. They just hang by the bait balls and let you get within a hair's breath. Amazing!

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10. Re: high winds forecasted effect water clarity snorkeling?

Water was really cloudy yesterday at Rum Point when I went out for a morning snorkel attempt. Bailed because it was so bad (and saw a jellyfish or two), less than 2 ft viz. Just before leaving the afternoon, it appeared to be clearing up. Hope conditions improve fast for this week's visitors. Enjoy!

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