Cayman Dive: 5
Site: Sand Chute, Grand Cayman
Avg/Max Depth: 60/100
Buddies: Kristen, Curtis, Ted
Kristen and I were disappointed to learn Dreamy Jonny *swoon* would not be accompanying us today. Instead we had Matty. What he lacked in looks, he made up with personality. He was a very animated character, complete with a rolodex of [bad] jokes.
We drove down the street from our hotel to a public beach area where some boats were pulled on shore. Hmmm… boarding a boat sans dock, that was a new diving experience for me. There were the four of us, as well as two gentlemen (not together) we dove with before (Frank and an older gentleman) and an unfamiliar couple.
Our first dive site was Sand Chute, a short boat ride from the shore. Kristen and I were the first ones in the water, followed quickly by Curtis and Ted. Personally, I was sick of waiting up top for the other slowbies to get in.
This dive was lots of fun. We started through a short canyon that plunked us out near 100 feet deep. Matty pointed out a giant wall of coral to our left, he wanted us to see how insignificant we are. We also spotted a turtle in the distance and saw a massive starfish. Since the four of us had computers we got about 10 minutes at the end of the dive to ourselves. There was a jelly fish waiting to greet us at the ladder and I scurried out of the water as quick as I could, fully expecting a wave to push me into it. It got Curtis instead.