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How Green are your shorts?

How Green are your shorts?
Ocean Frontiers staffers in company teal green swim shorts are a familiar fixture on Grand Cayman’s remote East End, manning the dive shop at the Compass Point Dive Resort or driving the dive boats and guiding dives. Those signature Ocean Frontiers green shorts have become a “hot ticket” item and status symbol among the company’s die-hard customers. Guests can win their own pair of green shorts if they dive all 55 dive sites at East End first – it’s called the “Green Shorts Challenge”. “My goal in starting the challenge was to get my customers interested in the diversity of diving on this side of the island because I thought some of them weren’t seeing it,” says Steve Broadbelt, co-owner of Ocean Frontiers. “This is a motivation for them and it’s working.” “I have completed the Green Shorts Challenge - as a matter of fact, I’ve completed the 55 dives twice...
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A Perfect Dive With....

A Perfect Dive With....
A Perfect Dive with…Dive Instructor Brittainy Slade. Dive site: Grouper Grotto / Boat: Nauticat  /  Date: May 19, 2013.  There are ample reasons why Grouper Grotto is among the most requested shallow sites in Grand Cayman. Every visit offers variations on a theme of coral reef magic.  While groupers are ironically not among the most frequent sights, the grotto part is guaranteed. The site is a spider web of archways, canyonways and swim-throughs. As we passed through one 30-foot canyon, shafts of light passed through cracks overhead, creating a cathedral-like effect. Huge silver tarpon hung almost motionless above us. Time seemed to stand still. In one of the larger canyons we were thrilled to find a cloud of silversides. Bar jacks and tarpon dashed in and out of the cloud in search of an easy meal. Silversides sometimes school in such dense concentrations, your visibility can fall to zero for a moment...
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2 Years of Green Short Celebrations

2 Years of Green Short Celebrations
A Green Short Challenge round-up of the last 2 years of celebrations with the most dedicated divers you could find anywhere above or below the waves.  All of these divers have completed and logged all 55 dive sites on the East End of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands to earn their Green Shorts.  The induction ceremony includes a limited edition of the Green Shorts, a gold medal, cake, champagne and the much coveted bronze plaque that is installed on the dock walk.  East End has 27 wall dive sites and 28 shallow reefs dives that make up the 55 dives. All previous dives count and we have a free log book and punch card to help you keep track.  Learn more about the dive sites and what it takes to complete the challenge by clicking here. 
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