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...