Shipwrecks of the Cayman Islands
Since James Cameron has re-released the movie Titanic, I thought I would talk a little bit about some of the shipwrecks we have here. Did you know that the East End of Grand Cayman has over 115 different shipwrecks? And those are just the ones we know about. This is how the barrier reef here earned the nickname ‘Graveyard of the Caribbean’. Most of the wrecks are historical, and the wood has long ago been eaten away, leaving only the more solid bits such as anchors, chains, cannons and other metal objects. Some however, are more recent and intact. Here is a picture taken the other day on our Wave Runner Snorkel Safari. We took some guests who were staying at Morritt’s Tortuga Resort to snorkel on this shallow wreck from 2005.
Want to learn more about the history of East End and some other famous shipwrecks? Sign up for one of our Wave Runner tours to see the wrecks yourself.