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Did you know that according to the Icun, Hawksbill turtles are critically endangered. These graceful creatures have been decimated globally due to commercial fishing activity. Fortunately for us in the Cayman Islands, these beautiful turtles can be found on most any dive site.
On another note, they happen to be one of our favorite underwater photography subjects:-)
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03/20/2017 at 13:14. Facebook
While some divers are terrified at the thought of entering an overhead environment, many others jump at the chance. Swimming through long narrow passages or sunken ships can be calming and exhilarating all at the same time. It's in these moments that we find ourselves truly present.

Do you find diving therapeutic?

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03/17/2017 at 13:23. Facebook
Check out these photos from our friends at Ambassador Divers . This massive barracuda isn't camera shy at all!

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03/14/2017. Facebook
Christopher Columbus sailed past these small islands in 1503. He noted in his journal that it appeared as if you could walk to shore on the backs of turtles. While we don't have quite that many these days, the Cayman Islands boast one of the most abundant populations of hawksbill turtles found anywhere in the world!

Have you ever dived with a sea turtle?

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03/11/2017. Facebook
The south side of Grand Cayman is chock full of world class dive sites. While the vertical walls are awe inspiring, the real standout here are the shallow sites. These low lying reefs are full of tunnels and archways, creating the perfect cover for some of our most interesting critters.
We followed this green eel around Pallas Reef. Check it out!

Pallas Reef E&W | Scuba Diving Videos in South Sound | iDive Cayman

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03/08/2017. Facebook
From the moment the massive ship reached her final resting place beneath the clear waters of Grand Cayman, the Ex USS Kittiwake became the preferred home to hundreds of Horse Eye Jacks. These silvery fish swim circles in a seemingly endless game of follow the leader around the shipwreck, creating the perfect backdrop for even the most discerning underwater photographer.
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Ex USS Kittiwake - Scuba Diving Videos | Scuba Diving Videos in Seven Mile Beach | iDive Cayman

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03/05/2017. Facebook
Ask any dive master on the islands to list their top ten favorite dive sites and I guarantee you that Ghost Mountain in in there somewhere. This towering pinnacle is located at the edge of the North Sound’s barrier reef. This adds to the degree of difficulty when choosing to dive the site. As the tide flows outward from the shallow North Sound, milky green water covers the pinnacle, dropping...
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Ghost Mountain | Scuba Diving in North West | iDive Cayman

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03/02/2017. Facebook
Did you know that pufferfish developed their famous “inflatability” because their slow swimming style makes them vulnerable to predators. In lieu of escape, pufferfish use their highly elastic stomachs and the ability to quickly ingest huge amounts of water to turn themselves into a virtually inedible ball several times their normal size. This defense mechanism is very stressful on the puffer...
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Big Tunnels | Scuba Diving in West Bay | iDive Cayman

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02/27/2017. Facebook
The Cayman Islands are outcrops of the Cayman Ridge, a submarine mountain range extending west-southwest from the Sierra Maestra range in southeastern Cuba to the Misteriosa Bank near Belize. The vertical edge surrounding these islands attracts thrill seekers from far and wide. These steep reef structures drop down more than a mile in most areas, making the Cayman Islands one of the best...
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02/23/2017. Facebook
Many myths surround the Great Barracuda. Stories of barracudas frequently attacking people or attacking divers and snorkelers who wear shiny objects strike fear in the hearts of many. While large barracudas often approach divers closely, they pose little danger. These bold, inquisitive creatures really do get a bum rap.

Are you afraid of diving with barracudas?

Ex USS Kittiwake - Scuba Diving Videos | Scuba Diving Videos in Seven Mile Beach | iDive Cayman

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02/20/2017. Facebook
Have you seen your dive-master feed eels or sharks lionfish?
If your dive operator is diving with a spear but no lionfish containment device, or feeding speared lionfish to anything underwater, please contact the Department of Environment on 916-4271 or email doe@gov.ky
Feeding lionfish to sharks and eels puts all of us all at risk for an accidental attack. Divers who do this are in violation...
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02/17/2017. Facebook
You might have seen a gaggle of geese or a murder of crows, but have you ever seen a fever of eagle rays?

Leslie's Curl | Scuba Diving in North Side | iDive Cayman

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We love diving with turtles! Check out this post from our friends at Ambassador Divers
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02/14/2017. Facebook
Late last summer we were treated to a massive school of dwarf herring in the top portion of Alex's Alley. Locally known as silversides, these tiny polarizing fish take shelter in the shadows of the wall during the day before making their way out over the edge of the drop late at night. The presence of these amazing silvery fish makes for an extraordinary dive not soon to be forgotten.
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02/11/2017. Facebook
Grand Cayman's Ex USS Kittiwake was badly damaged by a fairly run-of-the-mill winter storm. The question now is, how long can she stand against mother natures relentless abuse?

The Changing Face of the Kittiwake | Cayman Islands Diving | iDive Blog

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02/08/2017. Facebook
Cayman’s most frequented site by both snorkelers and scuba divers, this 12 foot deep dive is located in the north sound on the sheltered side of the north sound’s barrier reef. Fishermen coming into the sound would toss their leftovers into the water and over time, Southern Sting Rays made it their home. Named by National Geographic as the worlds most exciting 12 foot dive, Stingray City is a...
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Stingray City | Scuba Diving in North Sound | iDive Cayman

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02/05/2017. Facebook
Commissioned in 1944 and launched into the American Naval Fleet in 1945, the USS Kittiwake was a five deck submarine rescue vessel containing ninety-eight enlisted men with ten officers aboard. Decommissioned in September 1994, the Kittiwake made its way to the Grand Cayman in January of 2011, to be intentionally sunk. Within the ship you find ghostly sections like the captain’s quarters,...
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02/02/2017. Facebook
Many of our videos are shot on scooters. Our favorites are a pair of Cuda 400's from our friends over at Dive-Xtras. These DPV's are fast, reliable, and perfectly sized to hold our Ikelite Underwater Systems housings. Check em out! And if you ever get a chance, test dive one of these bad boys, we guarantee you will love it!

Trinity Caves | Scuba Diving in Seven Mile Beach | iDive Cayman

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01/30/2017. Facebook
Did you know that pike blennies and sailfin blennies have evolved extremely large dorsal fins that are used in elaborate late-afternoon displays to attract females.
We found this little guy trying desperately to impress his female neighbor.
Have you ever spotted a sailfin blenny? This one was not much larger than a pencil lead!

Angelfish Reef | Scuba Diving in Seven Mile Beach | iDive Cayman

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01/27/2017. Facebook
Grand Cayman's northwest point has some of the most spectacular wall dives found anywhere in the Caribbean. Big Tunnels is no exception. A vertical cliff face and colorful corals are not the only attractions here. Large tarpon loom quietly in the shadows watching divers pass by. These silver kings make perfect subjects for underwater photographers of all skill levels.

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Big Tunnels | Scuba Diving in West Bay | iDive Cayman

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