So, I’ve got seven divers on the boat today in Grand Cayman, all new to me. They are all certified and have dived this trip, just not with me. Oh, I tell a lie. Three are there divers who are here for the first time this year.
Anyway, I brief the dive in order to allow plenty of time under the area of the boat just in case one of the divers, who I haven’t been out with yet, (which is all of them) goes through there air quicker than the rest.
By doing this we are all close to the ascent line and we all do not have to detour back to the ascent line to the boat, we are near by already.
Ok, I’ve set the stage. Here it comes.
We are all enjoying the dive, just over the wall a little. At about 80 feet. Having a great dive. The boat is close, everyone is comfortable, visibility is grea,t the coral and sponges are fantastic. Sun beaming through the water column, just amazing.
Then, ten minutes into the dive it happens. In from the reef, heading towards the edge of the wall we all see a six to seven foot Hammer Head Shark!!
That’s right, I said it, a Hammer Head Shark on the West side of Grand Cayman,Cayman Islands. Unheard of on this side!
We were all able to hang with it for about a minute and a half. Underwater this is a long time looking at a huge creature like a Hammer Head Shark! I would say I got within twenty feet from the beautiful Hammer Head.
The beauty finally had enough of us and swam off the wall into the blue!
Now I’ve been diving down here for the last 12 years, living here year round for the last 5 years.
I have never seen any type of shark on the west side ofGrand Cayman,Cayman Islands(not including the Nurse Shark by the way).
We all finished our dive, surfaced and began going crazy about it. Especially to Denise who is an instructor/dive master as well. She was the surface support on this dive.
She was not fortunate enough to be only one of eight people onGrand Cayman,Cayman IslandstodayMarch 21, 2012to see this particular Hammer Head Shark today!
What a great experience for all of us! Thank you Mother Nature!!
Catch you later!
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